Which fur type should I pick?
A major division between men’s fur coats is the hair length. Long haired furs are fox, coyote, and raccoon. At the shortest end of the spectrum you will find mink, lynx, rex rabbit and Persian lamb. Chinchilla and sable are somewhere in the middle.
Long haired men’s fur coats tend to have a more rugged, masculine look. They have a wilder, robust feel and look. You can match them with jeans, sneakers, joggers, boots and in general create a casual look.
Short haired men’s fur coats have a clean, crisp, tighter look and can be matched with jeans, dress pants and shirts.
As always, the above are a general rule and in fashion ... rules are meant to be broken!
Warmest men’s fur coats
Long haired, thick furs such as coyote, fox and raccoon are the warmest ones in the market. The long guard hair serves as a wind stopper while the rich underfur provides most of the insulation. The compromise is practicality since an extremely thick fur will limit the freedom of arm’s motion.
Short haired furs such as mink or sheared beaver have a lower thermal index compared to the above. The advantage is practicality in daily use since a less bulky coat will be more comfortable.
Be aware that fur has a higher thermal insulation index than any other natural material in the clothing industry for its thickness and weight. This means that even a sheared beaver fur coat is guaranteed to keep you cozy and warm unless you plan a trip to Antarctica!
Men’s Fur coat styles
One of the most popular men’s fur coat style is the bomber jacket. It is versatile, masculine, and practical. Suitable for daily use and can be worn with jeans and boots or with sweatpants and sneakers if a street fashion look is what you are aiming for. A hooded bomber fur coat has a fuller and more robust look.
The notched collar is a classic collar cut that is widely requested for its manly and empowering look. It is recommended for mid hip and longer coats. Suitable both for fluffy and “flat” haired furs. If the alpha male look is your goal, then a notched collar men’s fur coat is a must have.
Fur Lined coats
Combining the best of both worlds, a reversible men’s fur coat is a versatile solution. The dual look is the obvious advantage. The special and unique look is the subtle one. A fur lined, leather coat is unbeatable when one is wearing it with the fur inside and the zipper is halfway closed or totally unzipped. The fur lining creates a killer contrast and serves as a display of expensive taste without being over the top flashy. A great choice if you want to impress without showing that you are trying too hard.
Before taking the decision to buy a reversible, fur lined coat you should take into consideration whether you want the sleeves to be lined with fur. Fur lined sleeves may be uncomfortable for some but if it is a uniform look that you want most when wearing the coat from the furry side then it is highly recommended to opt for fur lined sleeves.
We at Skandinavik Fur have a tradition of more than 60 years in fur making and handle any type of fur and leather. Custom orders are more than welcome.
The services we offer are:
- Tailor fit men’s fur coats
- Natural colors or dyed furs
- Realization of your dream coat even if it is not listed on the website. A photo will suffice.
- Detachable hoods and sleeves
- Unlimited choices of lining in almost any color and material
- A variety of closure types such as zippers, buttons, and hooks and loops