With the Holidays here, many guys think about getting their wives or girlfriends a fur, or faux fur leather jacket or coat. But just what is faux fur? What is faux fur made out of? Is faux fur cheap or quality? Well, years ago leather fur coats were popular and was seen as something up there with getting a diamond necklace.
A mink fur coat was a status symbol. Then organizations against the cruelty to animals made everyone more aware of the suffering and inhuman treatment that fur animals go through. So now many look down on real fur coats and jackets, and instead opt for faux fur leather jackets and coats. But many still don’t know just what a fuax fur is.
Faux is pronounced “foe” and is French for “not real”. Years ago people who wanted a fur coat but could not afford one got a fake fur leather coat instead. So they were looked on as cheap, and most were. But today a faux fur leather coat is the norm and is very fashionable and most are quality made. Many leather coats have an inside liner of faux fur.
So just what is faux fur made of, or from? Almost all are some form of man made synthetic fibers. The most common and quality ones are made from acrylic fibers. Acrylic faux fur can be dyed to look like real animal fur, complete with patterns. It can be very soft and is warm, but not as warm as wool or other common insulating.
Most faux fur leather coats and jackets also have a thinsulate or other type of liner to help keep you warm rather than depend just on the faux fur. Faux fur is popular as a coat liner, hood and cuff trim, collar trim and lots of other things, as well as a full outside fur fashion coat. Most are high quality and stand up well to years of wear and tear. They can be cleaned easy and do not smell.
So if your looking to get your wive or girlfriend a faux fur leather coat or jacket, you can feel good that no animals were killed for the fur. The faux fur acrylic fibers will last a long time and is easy to care for. As always look at how the whole coat or jacket is made to determine if it’s a quality product. A faux fur leather coat or jacket make a wonderful gift for your lady!