Key Features: The
The reigning "diva" of furs;
plush, lightweight, and
Key Features: Fluffy,
full-bodied, and warm;
plush, lightweight, and
perfect for luxurious trims.
Warm and durable,
with a lustrous sheen;
velvety soft when sheared.
Lofty and dense,
with beautiful coloring;
great for trims.
Key Features: The
softest fur available;
but very lightweight.
Long and curly,
with high-fashion appeal
at a very affordable price point.
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Understanding Different Types of Fur
Shopping for a beautiful fur coat? Look no further. Overland has been
selling premium furs for decades, and offers the finest selection
available, from silky sheared mink fur coats to sporty knitted rabbit fur
jackets and everything in between. Since there are so many styles to choose
from, here's a helpful breakdown of all the types of furs you'll find at
(Note: A couple of terms used when describing fur coats are "guard hair"
and "underfur." Guard hair is the visible top layer of fur, consisting of
long, straight, sometimes coarse shafts of hair that stick out through the
underfur and protect it from the elements. Underfur is the bottom layer,
consisting of insulating hairs that tend to be shorter, curlier, and denser
than the guard hairs.)
Mink Fur Coats:
Mink is the most popular of all furs sold worldwide. Known for its
luxuriously soft, lightweight texture, mink fur lends itself well to
elegant evening looks and casual styles alike. Longhaired mink boasts
lustrous guard hairs and soft, dense underfur, while sheared mink has a
wonderfully plush, velvety texture that’s fabulous to the touch.
Mink fur coats can range vastly in price, from under $1,000 to over
$10,000. Look for a coat with apparent quality in the design, feel, and
workmanship: one that fits beautifully, features silky guard hairs and
even-textured underfur, and has well-matched pelts of even size. Premium
mink fur coats not only offer you inimitable elegance, but many years of
wear – they’re as durable as they are luxurious!
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Rabbit Fur Coats
Rabbit fur is also extremely popular, thanks to its ultra-soft feel,
versatility, and affordable price. Wonderfully lightweight and warm,
rabbit features medium-length guard hairs, and can be worn in its natural
longhaired form or sheared for a sportier look. Either way, rabbit is plush
and silky, and lends itself well to a myriad of designs, as it can be
easily dyed, sheared, knitted, or sculpted to create a unique look (or to
resemble other, more expensive furs, such as chinchilla).
Rex rabbit fur, developed in France nearly 100 years ago, is distinct in
that it has no prominent guard hair. This results in a silkier, denser fur
that resembles chinchilla or sheared mink. Sumptuous and velvety, Rex
rabbit can also be worn either long or sheared.
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Fox Fur Coats
Another hugely popular fur is the luxuriously full-furred fox. With long,
lustrous guard hairs and a soft, thick underfur, fox is wonderfully fluffy
and ideal for high-fashion trims: collars, cuffs, wraps, headbands – you
name it, fox makes it lusciously warm and beautiful to boot.
Fox fur boasts an unusually wide range of natural colorings, including
silver, red, white, gray, and cross, and it can also be dyed in a variety
of colors for stylistic effect.
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Beaver Fur Coats
Beaver fur offers unbeatable warmth and durability in either its natural
or sheared form. Natural, longhaired beaver has long, semi-coarse guard
hair with a unique sheen and exceptionally thick, soft underfur. Its
lustrous, natural brown fur is often dyed white or darker brown. Sheared
beaver, often dyed in playful, fashionable colors, is velvety soft to the
touch, having been shorn down to the plush underfur.
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Raccoon Fur Coats
Soft, dense, and fluffy, raccoon fur makes gorgeous collars and tuxedo
trims, thanks to its unique coloring and wonderful loft. With long,
silvery, tipped guard hairs and thick, heavy underfur, raccoon offers
wonderful warmth and is quite durable when cared for properly.
Sometimes the distinctive black tail fur with tan rings is used for trim,
but generally, the black-tipped, silver-gray body fur is used. Sumptuous
to behold, both visually and by touch.
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Chinchilla Fur Coats
Nothing is softer than chinchilla. A rare, more expensive fur, and one
that requires a lot of care, chinchilla is highly sought after for its
exceptional warmth and softness. Chinchilla features ultra-silky fur, with
lustrous guard hairs that range from silvery grey to slate blue, and
sumptuous, dark underfur. Chinchilla fur has the highest hair density of
any animal, with more than 20,000 per square centimeter, yet it’s
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Lamb Fur Coats
Mongolian and Tibetan lamb are flashy, high-fashion furs with lots of
personality. The only longhaired furs that are also curly, Mongolian and
Tibetan lamb have recently become more prominent in fashion, due to their
luxe, voluminous style and more affordable price.
Mongolian lamb fur has long, wavy guard hairs, and lends itself well to
sporty styles. Tibetan lamb fur is very similar, except its silky hair is
even longer, sometimes by three or four inches.
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So which fur coat is right for you? It depends! We're incredibly proud of the
quality and workmanship in all of our coats, and every single one of them is
backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As you browse through the various styles,
keep these differences in mind and decide which type of fur coat is best for you.
And if you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable product experts are available 7 days a week at 1-800-OVERLAND (683-7526) and will be happy to assist you. Happy shopping!
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