Now that spring has arrived, most people have started doing a bit of spring cleaning here and there. Some decide it’s the overall household in need of a bit of sprucing up. Others tackle their yard. Those who are more fashion-oriented, however, will often decide to tackle their wardrobe by throwing out what’s gotten too old or outdated and adding new pieces of apparel.
But what if you are a collector of vintage fur coats? Can you really bring yourself to throw out an entire piece of fur apparel, especially if it’s still in pretty good shape? Sometimes all a fur coat really needs is a bit of updating to fit back into your wardrobe. Here’s how you can get started.
Learn More About Your Coat
The first step to the fur coat restyling process involves learning the important details about your coat. Before you even begin looking into your options, it’s important to first make sure the coat is in good condition. The fur should still be intact and soft. If this is the case, you can then proceed with learning more about when and how the coat was made. If you inherited your coat, now is a good time to ask the relative who gave you the coat more about it. If you can’t talk with the relative, you can turn to the Internet. Enter the information featured onto the tag and see what you can find. Ideally, you should learn what animal was used to make your coat and where the coat was made.
Research Different Styling Options
There are many different ways to approach fur coat restyling. In fact, we encourage you to resist your impulses a bit during this process. Don’t go with the very first design that you like! Look around at different websites, such as Google Images and Pinterest, to see some of the various (and gorgeous!) ways people choose to restyle their fur coats. At the very least, you can gain a sense of what styles you like and dislike. Take notes on what styles catch your eye, and print out a few of your favorite images. You can present your findings to the professional you decide to hire to restyle your fur as a handy set of examples.
Find and Work With a Professional
Again, the Internet will be your best friend as far as finding a professional furrier to work with. Be sure to pay attention to reviews and ratings for each local business you find. Once you find the right professional, you can then get in touch with them and schedule a fitting. Even if your coat may fit fine now, it may need to be adjusted depending on how you want to restyle it. The ideal furrier will listen to your needs and make adjustments as needed every step of the way until the job is completed.