Try out These Innovative Fur Styles This Fall!

Morris Kaye how to wear real furAs the shifting temperatures suggest, summer is drawing to a close and fall is ushering in at its coat tails. For some, this is a bittersweet time, symbolizing the end of coastal frolicks in the sunshine. Others savor the emergence of sweater season and pumpkin spice everything. However, if you’re anything like us, you’re relishing the chance to break your vintage fur coats out of storage and put them back to their best use: wearing them!

But you may be tired of the same old looks when it comes to your fur apparel. Never fear! In this blog, we’ll go over some of the newest and most creative ways to wear your fur this fall. Keep reading for all the hot details!

Flirty Fur

If your personal style is more of the fun-loving and youthful variety, you’ll be happy to learn there are ways to incorporate vintage fur coats into your outfit beyond the typical “coat-over-evening-gown” look featured in all those old photos. The look we’re about to recommend is quite the opposite – and great for those learning how to wear real fur in a casual manner!

Take your favorite fur jacket and layer it over a sweater – preferably of a different color than your fur jacket. You can wear them with a sleek miniskirt. The shoes you combine with this look aren’t quite as important, but we’d recommend a pair of boots or cute heels.

Bundled in Fur

This next look is ideal for those especially blustery days that make you want to bundle up in something cozy. While it isn’t the most elegant look, it’s great for running errands or making a quick trip to the coffee shop. To start, slip on your comfiest hoodie and bottoms of your choice. You can wear your fur coat or jacket over the hoodie, creating perhaps the warmest and snuggest ensemble ever invented!

Fur and Leather

Fur and leather have always been considered a stellar combination, and this outfit is no exception! Combine your fur coat or jacket of choice with a t-shirt, leather bottoms and shoes of a matching color. This look is a dressier version of the one described above, great for outings with friends or any other casual event. We think the fur coat adds an elegant touch to this otherwise very relaxed ensemble! To really make this look pop, consider wearing a fur coat in an unnatural color.

We hope these style suggestions have left their imprint on you and your wardrobe plans for this fall. At Morris Kaye & Sons, we’re 100 percent dedicated to helping you look and feel great in your fur apparel. We know all there is to know about fur and how to incorporate it into any wardrobe. That’s why we’re the number one resource for fur styling in Dallas and San Antonio. To learn more about what we do and how we can help you, or even sample our broad inventory, feel free to reach out to us at any time!

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What Fur Trends Can We Expect to Unfold This Fall?

Morris Kaye Furs real fur coatAutumn is just around the corner and, with its arrival, we can expect another exciting development: the chance to finally bring our fabulous real fur accessories out of retirement! If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re just as excited to break out your furs this fall and winter as we are. Of course, with a new year comes brand new trends and looks to try with your fur so you’ll look stunning as you’re out and about. To help you, we’ve gathered some of the best and hottest looks witnessed this year. Feel free to try one of the looks we’ve gathered, or come up with your own!

Sheepskin

Sheepskin is one of many types of fur coats that seems to have gained a boost in popularity this season – and for good reason! It’s one of the warmest and most comfortable types of fur there is, and it’s easy to pair with just about any other piece in your wardrobe. To really stay on trend, look for sheepskin coats that are neutral in color – think ecrus, tans and similar creamy shades of light brown. You can combine a sheepskin coat with other pieces of apparel in the same color, or create an interesting touch of contrast with dark-colored pieces. Either way, you’re sure to look exquisite!

Quirky Fur Bags

Whether you’re a newbie to fur apparel or are simply looking for something more subtle, fur bags are a great alternative to wearing a real fur coat. You can find fur bags in all patterns, shapes and colors, but the most popular style for these real fur accessories come in neon colors, sometimes stamped with fun phrases or graphics. We recommend this type of fur accessory to anyone with a more fun-loving sense of style, who may or may not be looking for a versatile accessory to make their outfits pop.

Sleek and Cinched

The cinched waist look is one style that will never fade out. We’ve already seen this trend in the form of women’s leather trench coats, but it has recently made its comeback across the fur fashion world. Best of all, it looks ten times as stunning in the form of mink, fox and all other types of fur coats! To make the best of this look, we recommend purchasing a fur coat with a matching belt, rather than trying to copy it with items from your closet. The matching textures will really bring the look together. You can even choose between coats and belts of matching colors, or contrasting colors and/or patterns to really catch the eye!

No matter what styles you decide to go for this fall, Morris Kaye & Sons is here to help you look and feel great as you wear them. For further style tips, or to find a new real fur coat to add to your wardrobe, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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What Advantages Are There to Adding Fur to Your Wardrobe?

Morris Kaye how to accessorize with real furAre you considering making fur one of the staples in your closet? Despite the backlash against real fur accessories and the fur industry as a whole, there’s quite a bit of worth in making fur part of your regular style. Whether you’re a hesitant first-timer, or a veteran fur enthusiast who finds themselves wracked with second thoughts, this article is for you! Here we’ll go over all the reasons fur is worth adding to (or keeping in) your wardrobe.

Fur Is Incredibly Stylish

This first point may sound a bit too much on the subjective side, but that doesn’t make it less valid! Quite a large majority of people out there would be hard-pressed to deny the fact that real fur accessories are the perfect piece to tie together almost any outfit imaginable. How many pieces of clothing in your wardrobe can you say fit perfectly with everything you own, as well as any possible setting? You can wear your fur coat just as easily to a big evening gala as you can a quick afternoon brunch with friends – and you’re guaranteed to look amazing, no matter what!

It’s Flexible

If a mink fur coat isn’t quite your speed, you’ll be happy to know there are many other options for real fur accessories at your disposal. Say, for instance, you want a lighter garment. Try a fur jacket or vest! Looking for something more subtle? A fur bag, hat or gloves are great for easing fur into your wardrobe or adding that glamorous touch without going all fur. You can even find fur in the form of home decor! Basically, no matter what type of accessory you’re looking for in the fur industry, you’re guaranteed to find it.

It’s More Affordable Than You Think!

When you ask most people what they think the cost of a fur coat amounts to, you’ll likely hear a wide range of answers shooting upwards into the thousands. However, this isn’t always the case! You can very easily purchase a gorgeous mink fur coat without having to save up for countless months. Think $500, or perhaps even less.

The secret is to shop around and do your research. What you find may surprise you! There are loads of specialty shops in today’s fur market that can sell you the coat of your dreams at a price that is well within your budget. Many secondhand coats are in marvelous condition and, due to depreciation, are ready to buy and wear at amazing prices. What we’re trying to say is to not be intimidated by the hype. You can add a gorgeous piece of fur apparel to your wardrobe and feel as good about the amount you spent as you do wearing it around town! What could be a better advantage?

If you’re interested in more tips on how to accessorize with real fur, Morris Kaye and Sons is here to help you. We’re the leading fur retailer in Dallas and San Antonio, and we’re 100 percent dedicated to helping you look great in your fur! Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

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A Guide to Keeping Your Fur Coat Clean

Morris Kaye professional fur coat cleaningThere’s a lot you’ll need to know once you take on fur coat ownership, especially when it comes to how to take care of real fur. While certainly gorgeous, these decadent pieces of fur apparel are also quite high maintenance! It will be on you to learn how to care for them in all the necessary ways. The good news is you aren’t alone! We’re here to provide you with all the important tips you’ll need to take excellent care of your fur.

In this article, we’ll go over one of the most significant parts of caring for your fur coat: cleaning it! Read on to learn all about this aspect of fur coat maintenance.

How to Really Get the Job Done

The first thing you may be wondering is just how to go about getting your fur coat clean! We want to warn you to avoid trying to clean your fur coat on your own. It is a delicate garment, after all, and requires a very specific procedure to keep it in good, wearable condition. The task of cleaning your fur coat is best left to a professional fur coat cleaning service.

How does a professional fur coat cleaning compare to what you could do in your own washing machine? For starters, an expert will use all the right materials to clean your coat. The vast majority of fur coats must be submerged in a mixture of cleaning solution and sediment. These materials will help to rid your coat of the gunk that’s collected on it throughout the previous year. Afterwards, the professional will “glaze” your coat – a procedure meant to restore your fur’s natural gloss.

DIY Emergency Fixes

At Morris Kaye, we understand how quickly and easily accidents can happen! Even the most stellar of fur coat owners can run into a mishap that leaves their fur coat stained or smelly. What is there to do when this happens before or just after your fur coat’s annual cleaning? We have a few tips for easy things you can do to salvage your coat.

  • If your coat has gained an odor, the solution is to put it into (temporary) storage. Simply zip it up into your trusty vinyl bag, outfitted with coffee grounds tucked inside, and hang it in your closet. Your coat will be wearable again once you can no longer smell the odor. Be sure to give the coffee a daily stir!

  • If your fur coat has gotten soggy from rain or another liquid, you can hang it out to dry in a cool area of your home or – preferably – out on your balcony or porch. You can also give your coat a good shake to get rid of the excess water beforehand.

For further help with your fur cleaning needs, you can always turn to Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio. Our staff of experts is always on-hand and ready to help you by providing your fur with the best possible care. To learn more about what we do, reach out to us today!

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Easy Tips for Taking Excellent Care of Your Fur

Morris Kaye how to take care of real furAfter all this time of planning and saving, you’ve finally acquired your very first fur coat. Congratulations! We’re sure you’ll love (and love wearing) this new addition to your wardrobe for years to come. However, to truly ensure your coat lasts that long, you’ll have to learn all there is when it comes to how to take care of real fur. A well cared coat is a wearable coat, and a wearable coat makes for a happy owner!

At Morris Kaye, we have a motto: your fur coat is an investment. Therefore, we want to help you care for your investment as thoroughly as possible. Keep reading for a few handy beginner’s tips on how to help your fur apparel thrive.

Your Fur Isn’t for All Seasons!

In most cases, you can only really wear your fur towards the end of fall, all the way up to early spring. This means that for about half of the year, you’ll have to find suitable storage for your coat to keep it safe and ready to wear once the second half of the year rolls around.

Generally, you’ll have two options for storing your fur throughout the spring and summer: in your own home, or with an expert fur storage service. The latter is often your safest bet, but we understand that it doesn’t fit into everyone’s budget! For storing fur in the home, you’ll need to remember:

  • Fur belongs in a dry, dim, cool environment. Certain woods (specifically cedar), as well as warm temperatures, do not mesh with a fur coat or jacket. By keeping your fur in these two aforementioned environments, you risk doing a lot of damage!

  • It’s understandable to worry about insects turning your fur coat into a buffet. However, the key to controlling them is temperature – not mothballs, which can leave a terrible odor lingering in your fur. At a mere 45 degrees, you can keep your fur in the best possible condition and eliminate any insects looking for their next meal.

Keep Your Fur Clean

This is one element of how to take care of real fur that’s best left to a professional! This type of service should be performed annually. In between cleanings, however, there are a few things you can do to keep your fur in good condition:

  • Self-styling is a no-no once your fur coat is on! If you feel the need to re-apply any cologne, hairspray or similar products, remove your coat first. These products can and will cling to your fur, causing it to smell and even ruining its texture, turning it brittle and hard. This is due to the oils and alcohol typically mixed into these products.

  • Garment bags will choke your fur. Give it room to breathe when you hang it in your closet.

  • No flimsy hangers! The ideal hanger for your fur coat will be thick and strong, with enough support for the shoulders so they don’t sag.

We hope this guide will help you as you navigate ownership of your very first piece of fur fashion. Should you need any more advice, you can always reach out to us at Morris Kaye Furs in San Antonio and Dallas! Contact us to learn more about our fur care services.

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Is Buying Older Fur Apparel More Beneficial?

Morris Kaye vintage fur coatsIf you’re anywhere near as involved in the fur industry as we are, you know very well how much controversy surrounds the subject. Both vendors who sell fur and consumers who wear fur are accused of supporting the senseless mistreatment of animals. While this couldn’t be further from the truth, that’s a topic for another blog! Here we’ll be discussing a related issue – whether buying vintage fur coats is more ethically sound than buying newly made pieces. We’ve done a bit of research on this, and we’re here to answer this question.

A Point Worth Keeping in Mind

At the end of the day, whether you choose vintage fur coats or something newer, you’re still wearing fur. If you experience any sense of disgust or extreme moral aversion with this fact, it’s safe to say that wearing fur apparel simply isn’t for you – and that’s okay! There’s a whole host of other clothing styles out there that are sure to suit you better in terms of aesthetics and ethics. With that said, however, we’d like to turn our attention to those who are deeply interested in fur fashion, but also are worried about the ethics of it all.

Vintage vs. Faux

If you haven’t already, you may be considering switching from real fur to faux fur. After all, according to its promoters, faux fur is exactly the same as the real thing, with none of the nasty ethical dilemmas involved in its creation. However, it isn’t the same.

Faux fur is typically made from plastic and other synthetic materials, which are designed to last forever. While they technically simulate real fur, and are likely comfortable to wear, the latter fact presents just as much cause for concern. Lasting forever means a faux fur coat won’t decay. So, what will happen once you can no longer own and wear your favorite (faux) fur coat? It will likely go to the landfill, where it will sit forever. On the other hand, real fur – even vintage fur coats – are biodegradable. This is better for the environment in the long term.

So, What’s the Verdict?

We’ve covered alternatives to fur, so where does that leave purchasing fur itself – especially older, real fur accessories? The truth is wearing vintage fur coats is an excellent solution to an all too common dilemma! Buying vintage fur ultimately allows you to indulge in your interest in fur fashion, while not contributing directly to some of the more controversial facets of the modern fur industry. Best of all, vintage furs are typically easier on the budget than new pieces of fur apparel, and are readily available for anyone looking to buy.

If you’re interested in buying real fur accessories in the near future, you can always turn to Morris Kaye Furs in Dallas and San Antonio! We dedicate ourselves to providing consumers with amazing and affordable apparel of all ages. Contact us to sample our inventory and learn more about how we can help you.

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How to Shop Smarter for Your Fur

Morris Kaye real fur coats in DallasPerhaps you already have a collection of many different types of fur coats, and are looking to expand. Maybe you’re new to fur fashion and are interested in adding it to your wardrobe. Regardless of why you’re interested in buying fur, you’re reading this article for one reason: to learn how to make better choices as a consumer. The good news is we can help you! Read on to learn more about how you can make smart decisions as you shop for your new fur without doing too much damage to your bank account.

Feel Free to Ask Around

There’s no such thing as a stupid question, especially when a mink fur coat and your pocketbook are involved! You want to be sure you’re investing in a top quality product. As such, when you shop around in physical stores or online, it’s important to ask the vendor any and all questions you may have about their inventory or a specific piece you’re eyeing. Ideally, the vendor will be able to provide you with all of the information you need. If they seem to struggle when answering you, however, that’s a good indication you need to turn in the other direction and find somewhere else to buy your new fur!

Make It Tailored

We don’t mean heading out to your nearest tailor and commissioning a hand-sewn fur coat! Rather, before you go out shopping for your coat, you should make note of your body measurements. Your coat should fit more like a glove – snug in the right places and complementary to your figure. A mink fur coat that is too loose will simply look bad. One that is too tight runs the risk of splitting right at the seams. It will be more cost-effective in the long run to get a coat that fits you well.

Inspect Your Candidates

Looks can be deceiving, especially where fur coats are concerned! Before you settle on purchasing your dream coat, be sure to look it over for any potential flaws. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure to brush up on the ideal qualities of different types of fur coats so you know what to look for. Here are a few quick suggestions on how to inspect a fur coat for quality:

  • Try on the coat to make sure it fits you well.

  • Examine two coats from the same family to see if they look to be of the same condition and quality.

  • Look closely at the coat to examine the consistency of its striping.

  • Check out the seams to make sure they’re in good shape.

Our last and final tip is to only purchase your furs from a trusted vendor of real fur coats in Dallas and/or San Antonio – such as Morris Kaye & Sons! We keep our inventory stocked with nothing but the finest pieces of fur apparel. Get in touch with us to sample our inventory and learn more about our services.

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What Should You Look for When You Seek out a Fur Appraisal?

Morris Kaye fur coat appraisal in DallasWhether you’ve devoted ample time into building your collection of vintage fur coats, or have inherited one you have no use for, there will inevitably come a time where you’re looking to downsize your wardrobe. The decision to do this may be hard enough for you on its own. However, you don’t want to make it worse for yourself by underselling your fur. Each and every fur coat has its own value, and it’s important to learn what the value is before you put any vintage fur coats you own up for sale. To help you know where to start, we’ve put together this guide on how to seek out expert fur appraisal.

Do Your Research

Research will prove to be an invaluable tool as you navigate the process of selling your fur. We encourage you to take advantage of every resource available to you, from online merchants to stock data to anything else. Be sure to keep the details about your fur coat in mind as well. Different types of fur coats go for different values, so one variety may be worth more or less than another.

In addition to whatever you may be able to find online, there is also one other resource that may prove extremely helpful…

Consult With a Professional

Whether it’s with an appraiser or a consignment shop, you should be able to easily get in touch with a professional who can tell you more about your fur. A professional will know exactly what to look for when it comes to evaluating how much your fur is worth. In more specific terms, they can determine how much you can reasonably get for your coat based on the types of fur coats brought in, their quality and condition and any other pieces of information you may have at your disposal.

Working with a consigner or appraiser can also help you as far as knowing what information to include in your listing, should you decide to sell your fur online. Some professionals may also be willing to sell your coat for you and give you a cut of the profit afterward.

Which Type of Vendor is Right for You?

There are many different options out there for selling your fur. As stated above, you can choose between selling your coat through a professional third party, or on your own through Craigslist, eBay or a similar website. Both of these options have their own unique advantages and drawbacks. It will be up to you to decide which sounds more appealing. If you don’t mind handling the responsibilities of selling your coat on your own, an online vendor may be a good choice. However, if you don’t have a lot of experience with selling things secondhand, or simply don’t have the time to invest, a consignment shop or similar service is a viable choice.

No matter how you decide to sell your fur coat, Morris Kaye & Sons is here to help you with whatever you need every step of the way! We’re the number one resource for fur coat appraisal in Dallas and San Antonio, thanks to our staff of seasoned experts. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!

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Our Quick Fur Fashion Guide: Men’s Edition

Morris Kaye men's fur coatsWe realize that we’ve mostly catered to a more feminine audience, both within our blog articles and our general marketing. However, the fact of the matter is men are just as interested in fur fashion as women are! You deserve the spotlight every now and then, and that’s what we’re giving you in this blog. Here you’ll find all sorts of tips devoted to displaying some of the best looks for guys (and everyone who enjoys a more masculine style) when it comes to fur apparel. Read on to learn more!

The Classic Options

If you’re the dapper type, you may want to stick to more classical forms of fur apparel when it comes to fur menswear. “Classic” fur apparel for men include the standard mink fur coat, as well as gloves and hats. The latter choices are especially ideal for those wanting to incorporate fur more subtly into their ensemble. The average raccoon hat is a smaller piece, designed with flair but perfect for outerwear for any occasion. A pair of gloves will typically utilize their fur through the lining or at the cuffs, rendering them as toasty as they are stylish! No matter which option you go with, you’re guaranteed to look dashing as you’re out and about.

More About Coats, Vests and Jackets

Because men’s fur coats, vests and jackets are universally popular items, we thought it would be best to devote special attention to them and their potential as part of your wardrobe. As such, we’ll go over each of these unique items and some of the best ways you can incorporate them into your daily ensembles over the next couple of seasons.

Fur Coats & Jackets

While relatively simple on the surface, men’s fur coats are one of the most versatile pieces of fur apparel you could add to your wardrobe. They can be worn in almost any setting and still look great. However, we have a few suggestions to help you make the most of this fabulous staple. Depending on the look of your coat, you’re better off sticking to one aesthetic for the rest of your outfit. This means either keeping things simple or ornate. A patterned fur coat is best paired with a simple ensemble, in colors that complement the coat. A simple fur coat can be paired with more embellished pieces of clothing, such as patterned or embroidered pants.

Fur Vests

Because this type of fur apparel is lighter weight, it’s even easier to make it a part of your outfit. A fur vest is ideal for those interested in pulling off the “rugged,” outdoorsy look, especially when shrugged on over layers of thicker fabrics and flannels, paired with a slouchy pair of jeans and sturdy boots. Alternatively, a fur vest also combines well with formal wear. Consider wearing a fur vest with your best semi-formal suit!

If you’re looking for other ideas for fur styling in Dallas and San Antonio, Morris Kaye has you covered! You can always turn to us for wardrobe help as well as the most affordable and high quality selection of furs in the metroplex and beyond. Contact us to learn more about our services!

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Fall Is Drawing Near! Here Are Some Top Fall Fur Fashion Looks

Morris Kaye fur styling in DallasJuly has officially drawn to a close, and now August is well underway. With the arrival of August, however, comes fall toddling at its heels. If you’re like us, you know exactly what this means: the opportunity to soon bring your real fur accessories out of retirement! Of course, because this is a brand new season, you don’t necessarily want to bring out the same old ensembles you wore last year or the year before. Here are a few suggestions on how to liven up your fall wardrobe, based on some of the hottest looks we’ve witnessed this year!

Fur & Silk

Designer Dennis Basso is responsible for this particular look, which debuted back during a 2016 fall fashion show. It is a unique spin on some of the more classical images of fur apparel – the kind we’ve all seen, with beautiful women clad in equally gorgeous evening wear, a fur coat or stole hanging delicately from their figures. You can replicate this familiar concept in the modern world.

To follow Basso’s example, take your finest piece of evening wear – a blouse, a gown or something similar – and layer your favorite real fur jacket over it. The ideal version of Basso’s concept involves delicate silk fabrics with lots of small details and simple heels.

Fur Collars & Other Fabrics

It’s become more than common to combine real fur accessories with fabrics of other types, but you can continue this (sort of) trend in all sorts of unique ways. On those fall days where it’s not too warm but not too cool, you can layer fur into your ensemble for the day. Consider wearing a light jacket with a fur collar underneath another jacket of a heavier fabric. This type of layering can pair well with any type of casual outfit, but may look best with a plain top and jeans or your favorite everyday skirt.

Patchwork Furs

You have another designer brand to thank for this look – specifically, Valentino! This brand came up with a whole new look for real fur jackets that is taking the fashion world by storm. Think of the typical mosaic, made up of a blend of appealing colors split up into a block pattern. Now apply that mosaic to your favorite piece of fur apparel. That’s what Valentino has come up with. These jackets are available in a wide variety of color choices, meaning there’s something out there to appeal to every fur lover. However, the most attractive versions we’ve seen so far blend together either natural coat colors into a striated pattern, or pastels in that “mosaic” we mentioned earlier. We think this option is great for those who are looking to experiment with color!

Of course, there are many other ways to pull off excellent fur styling in Dallas. If you’re looking to step up your wardrobe with some amazing fur fashion, look no further than Morris Kaye & Sons for guidance! Contact us today to learn more about our inventory and services.

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