Sheared beaver fur coats and jackets have become very popular the past years and it seems that this trend is here to stay for many years to come. This trend has been propelled by many prominent fashion designers like Zuki. They have taken the material to a whole new level. Beaver’s rich underfur, allows for a huge versatility of shearing patterns and innovative looks. Before adding one in your wardrobe, one should consider the pros and cons.

Pros

  1. Softness: Beaver’s softness is epic. Their sensational feeling comes only second after chinchilla. Velvety, supple and lightweight.
  2. Warmth: Shearing, does remove the guardhair. However, it is the rich underfur that provides insulation. They can be worn under any weather condition and they will never let you get cold.
  3. Water repulsion: Beavers are animals that live underwater. Their fur is made to repel water. Therefore you will not have to worry about rain. Of course, you should never let them get soaked.
  4. Bulk: Shearing reduces volume. This makes beaver fur coats more modern, elegant and stylish. It allows designers to create sophisticated patterns with sharp lines, which otherwise would have been obscured by the long guard hair.
  5. Comfort: Their low weight makes them ideal for daily use
  6. Price:Their average cost runs 50% lower in the market, compared to mink fur coats.
  7. Underfur durability:You will never experience bald spots in a beaver fur garment.The hair are so strongly attached to the skin and they are so thick, that it would require serious negligence on your behalf to ruin a beaver fur coat

Cons

  • Odors: Sheared beaver absorbs smoke and any other particle like a sponge. You will have to take it to a fur cleaning service, at least once a year.
  • Skin sensitivity: Although the underfur is very resilient, the skin is very sensitive. Consider buying a loose fitting garment, unless you want to experience rips.
  • Vanity: Whether we like it or not, we buy fur coats to show off. It is not the main reason of a purchase but it is one of the most important ones. Sheared beaver is not the ideal fur to impress and turn heads. It is a low profile type of garment.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a supple, comfortable, fashionable, every day use garment, that gives you a sensational feeling when wearing and touching it, then beaver suits you perfectly. It would be ideal as a second fur, unless showing off, cleaning and repair costs are not much of an issue to you.

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