with full collars, as well as pea jackets
and more tailored overcoats.
Classic furs vary from the straight,
tailored coat to the trench coat with
flare back. The blazer jacket in ranch
mink is an outstanding style that re-
mains perennially popular. Other mink
jacket styles may have shoulder
epaulettes and cuff detail, such as
turned-back cuffs, button cuffs or shir-
red cuffs. Collars are large and small,
notched and mandarin.
Sporty furs include blouson jackets
and parkas, in a variety of furs from
mink to sheared muskrat. Some have
zippered fronts, some have detachable
hoods. Some combine furs, such as a
raccoon jacket with tuxedo lapels in
Mink remains the most popular fur,
in all looks from high style to classic and
sporty styles. The reason? Mink is
durable, it can be worked in great
detail, and short-haired furs are more
flattering to most women than long-
Black and dark-colored minks are
favorites this season, and should con-
tinue to be so for the next few years.
After that, lighter shades, like white
mink with a silver stripe and beige-
colored mink, are expected to make a
bid for popularity. The newest mink
color is grey flannel, being shown in
Long-haired furs are increasingly
popular, spurred by the interest of the
young customer. Because of its rel-
atively low cost, fox has attracted
Fox comes in several colors, both
natural and dyed. Natural colors in-
clude blue, shadow (a white color), red,
grey and silver. Two new mutations are
silver-blue and silver-shadow. Dyed
colors include blush, blue and crystal,
along with a new color, silver-slate.
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FUR CARE TIPS
• Furs should be inspected yearly.
• Furs should be stored in a cold
storage vault during warm months.
• Furs should be cleaned and glazed
at least once a year.
• All maintenance should be done
by a furrier.
• Do not pin anything on your fur,
and avoid unnecessary friction, for ex-
ample, from the strap of a handbag.
Other popular long-haired furs are
raccoon in a silver-tipped natural color,
lynx and coyote as well as long-haired
beaver. The long-haired furs may be
designed with high style details,
although usually not all. In general,
style options are more limited for long-
haired furs than for short-haired furs,
because of the volume of fur. Furriers
tend to do styles that look good on a
woman without making her look like a
ball of fur.
Durable, hard-wearing furs such as
nutria and fitch have their fans. And
there has been a resurgence of interest
in flat-haired furs such as sheared
beaver, sheared muskrat and sheared
nutria, all of which can be worked in
several different, flattering styles.
Persian lamb is preferred in light colors
— grey or almond — rather than black.
Fur fashion news includes the in-
creasing popularity of garments com-
bining fur and fabric, a sporty look that
includes, for example, a long vest in
mink with zip-out sleeves of wool cable
knit, or a jacket of fur and ultrasuede.
Trends also indicate a big year for fur-
trimmed coats, jackets and suits.
Mostly, they're trimmed in fox, but
some have beaver or raccoon trim.