Mink is King . This quote is more than righteously given to this excellent fur type thanks to its unique sheen , durability , wamth and silky texture. Apart from fur garments made of full skins with the let out or skin to skin technique , there is another range of mink garments made any part of the skin -except from the dorsal area. Although not widely known , they are being produced mainly in Greece by small familly businesses . The range of looks and patterns is limitless and so are the techniques. Although , not having that seamless look of a full skin coat , they pose themselves as a lower cost but quality alternative.

Mink Front paws

Front paws are cut in a tear drop shape and stitched in a chevron patten. The wide part of the "tear"has rich underfur and short guardhair , while the narrow part consists of lower density guardhair. Front paws fur coats are highly apeciated for their crisp and well defined shape/ look and are ranked in the top of the pieced fur coats range. Below you can see fur plates and ready to wear front paws garments.
sapphire mink front paws plate
 golden brown short mink fur paws jacket
rear side of paws mens mink fur jacket


Rear Paws Mink

The rear paws are cut in an "atractoid" shape and stiched in chevron pattern as well . Sometimes it is hard to distinguish from the front paws mink. They have long guardhair and rich underfur but not as rich as the front paws. They poduce sharp and well defined garments as well . 
golden brown rear paws mink plate
rear side of rear paws mink plate
rear paws brown mink jacket
off white rear paws mink jacket
  bleached mahogany rear paws mink jacke

Oval mink 

Oval mink fur garments are rare two find and considered among the highest quality sectional minks . As the name indicates they are made of oval shaped pieces stiched in a wavy pattern. Mostly found in sheared versions , rather than hairy ones. They produce elegant , low bulk garments.
brown oval mink fur coat with hood

oval shaped black mink plate

oval shaped black mink plate

oval shaped multicolor mink plate
oval shaped brown mink plate
black oval mink knee length fur coat front side

black oval mink knee length fur coat rear side

Mink Tails

Tails are the fluffiest and heavier part of a mink skin. They are always cut into thin stripes and stiched in 'arrow' shape . Thin leather stripes must be inserted to reduce volume and weight. Royal tail fur coats are made of integer tails , always with the insertion of leather stripes.
frontside of mink tails plate

rear side of mink tails plate

royal mink fur tail coat

black mink fur tail coat

Mink Heads

Heads have got stiff skin and rich underfur. They are more used in men's coats for their masculine , rugged , sporty look .
men's mink heads coat
mink heads plate

Mink Bellies

Bellies have rich and longer guardhair but less underfur . Found in sheared and regular versions. Not as crisp and well defined as the paws and thus lower priced. Stitched in chevron and arrow pattern.
brown mink fur belly plate

Mink Scrap

Mink scrap coats are made of irregulaly shape mink scraps. They present the lowest cost mink because of their rather "sloppy' look . Yet you still get the mink sheen , durability and texture at a faction of the cost
scrap mink fur coat