Perhaps it is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of fur coats , Persian lamb fur does not share common traits with other fur types such as long hair , volume , extravaganza ,eye striking texture and so on . Yet , those who choose to wear one are well aware of what is in for them.
Have you ever heard or seen the quotes often advertised in the fashion world “Less is more “ or “Look good without trying too hard” ? Well , Persian lamb fur coats philosophy is revolving around the above .It is the Impress for Less fur coat type. Low volume , hair sheen , crisp lines , wavy or “moiree” look as the French and fashionistas like to call it , contribute to a classic , not crying out loud , sublime , low profile and yet strongly elegant , refined and with a deep impact look, piece of fur apparel.
There is something aristocratic and royal in Persian lamb fur coats . They carry the “Jackie Kennedy” factor . Remember !.. They do not have the short lasting , instant ‘wow” at first sight factor which fades to oblivion in a snap . The impression and the image created is a long lasting one .
In other words , Persian lamb fur coats are forever “chic” , not trendy. Classic fashion for true ladies that want to display refined taste and “finesse” . And it is not only the timeless look but their durability as a material follows them , since they last for ages and can be remodeled to new design by a furrier if need be .
Colorwise the most popular is black, with shades of brown and gray coming next . Coloring techniques have evolved in the fur industry the past years and they come to a huge variety of colors to satisfy any taste .
Quality: The shortest the hair and the wavier the texture . the higher the quality is . Broadtail lamb fur excels in the forementioned traits . SWAKARA is an acronym for the South West African Karakul where some of the finest lamb pelts can be found .It is not a specific lamb fur type but rather a brand name , renowned for consistency in quality . “Karakul” means black sheep . The term Persian lamb fur comes from the west Asian countries that the specific lamb breeds were first used for clothing .
Longer haired lamb skins have a rugged look and are ideal for men’s coats .
Lamb paws : Although usually the best part of the lamb skin is the dorsal area , lamb paws have characteristics that make them desirable , such as gloss and low bulk . Check this link since pictures are a thousand words.
Latest improvements: Persian lamb fur coats used to weigh a ton in the past ! Tannery evolution have solved the issue and now they do not weigh much more than your average mink fur coat , and this applies to draping as well .
Fur mix: You will find them combined with mink , fox , chinchilla or sable collars and/ or cuffs . Bodies made of Persian lamb and “skirts” made of mink work also well together.