Beaver fur pelts come with long guardhair at their original form. They have a coarse texture and light reflecting hair sheen , properties that are influenced by their aquatic environment and need for insulation . This produces a "rough" look that makes the desirable for men's fur coats.
However after shearing or plucking them , their rich , buttery soft underfur is revealed . This is the established trend in beaver fur fashion the past decades . The result is low volume , sharp looking fur garments.
The main trait of beaver fur is texture. The sensation of touching and wearing a beaver fur coat is extremely satisfying and comforting . The feel good factor is strong in this one -and of course if you feel good , you look good-.The beaver pelt is also elastic. The benefits coming out of it are well draping and comfortable garments, ideal for daily use.
Pricing is in the middle range .
Colorwise , beaver pelts are easy to dye and can come in any possible color.
Looks: As with all sheared furs , the low cut hair allows for sharp ,elegant and crisp designs that can be worn in fashion demanding occasions.
Match : If you are craving for a bit of extravaganza and sprucing up , then fox fur is the perfect accessory . Fox collars , cuffs and trim transform the flat look into an eye catching multi dimensional garment.
Sculpting: The rich and highly dense underfur allows for a variety of patterns. Waves , swirls , rectangles, trapezoids are well defined . It is the best candidate for sculpting in the fur realm .
Accessories: Leather is the best friend of fur and beaver is no exception. A leather belt can change the whole look and add up to the luxury meter. Satin or silk strings and belts will add to the chic factor.
Shedding: Plucked or sheared beaver has minimal natural shedding.
Warmth and durability: Extremely warm . Durability comes to the higher end of fur types . Not as durable a pesian lamb fur coat but with proper care it averages a life span of 10 years. It can be worn in a car without worrying about crushing the fur hair since underfur is durable and of course short and dense.
Prestige: Fur on its own is considered to be most prestigious and noble of other clothing matterials. In the fur fashion world beaver ranks somewhere in the middle.
Downsides: Beaver pelts are sensitive to extreme strain especially in the armpit area where tears can become an issue. It is advised to go for one size larger or request for a roomier cut in that area if your body type requires it. Skandinavik Fur offers this service free of charge.
Conclusion : If comfort and crisp looks , without breaking the bank are your priorities then a beaver fur coat is the way to go!