real fur coatA real fur coat is one of the most durable garments you’ll ever own. But after many years of wearing it, there may eventually come a time when it needs to be repaired to restore its elegant appearance or to simply make it wearable again. A common misconception is when a real fur coat develops a rip, cut, bald spot or just loses its shiny appearance, there’s nothing that can be done to restore it. In most situations, your real fur coat can be repaired and restored and here are the most common repairs people make with theirs.

Bald Spots

Bald spots can develop on your real fur vest or coat if bugs found their way into it, or if you often have items rubbing against it. Common items are seat belts, shoulder straps for purses or bags and other similar items. It may seem like all is lost when a bald spot develops, but a professional furrier can match the fur exactly and patch it up to make it look like brand new again.

Rips or Cuts

Rips and cuts in a real fur coat are very common. However, just because they are common doesn’t necessarily mean they are all quick and easy fixes. Some of them may be able to be repaired quickly, but a rip in the lining of the coat could be more involved to the point where the lining may have to be replaced completely. It’s always possible to repair rips or cuts in fur, and your professional furrier will explain the extent of the damage and the cost associated with fixing it.

Fixing Loose Pelts

Over a period of time, the seams on the pelts of your real fur coat will likely come loose. It’s important to have these repaired right away when you notice the issue, since it could be easier to fix in the early stages rather than waiting until it falls off completely. Sometimes it’s a quick fix, other times it may require the pelt to be replaced completely. Either way, a professional furrier should be able to get the job done.

Shining Up Dull-Looking Fur

Fur coats need to be conditioned regularly in order to maintain their shine. However, over a period of many years, you may notice the fur getting dull and not feeling as soft. A professional furrier can restore the shine and softness by adding moisture back into the fur. Depending on how long it has been since your fur has been conditioned last, it may only take one treatment to have it looking like brand new.

Morris Kaye & Sons knows your fur coat is an investment, so we offer fur restyling and repair services to help you maintain the wonderful appearance of your fur. There are very few times when a fur needs to be completely discarded. At the very least, it can be restyled and repurposed into another item even if it’s not usable as a coat anymore. To learn more about your fur and what to look out for, contact us for more tips like these.