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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As fall is approaching and we begin to feel a chill in the air, many of our clients ask what type of sheepskin pelt should they choose for the cooler weather and for the freezing blizzards in the upcoming winter.
There are various types of sheepskin pelts with Merino, Toscana, Tornado and Tigrada shearling being among the most popular.
Let’s explore each kind and talk about the most practical use of these different types of pelts.
Merino shearling pelts of fine quality are very soft to the touch with a suede or leather exterior and short fur interior that has a plush and lustrous finish. The best pelts come from Portugal and can be used for shearling coats and jackets for men and women. Due to the lightness of the material, these items of sheepskin outerwear will be most comfortable during late fall, early winter, later winter and early spring months of the year.
Toscana shearling pelts have suede or leather exterior and long fur interior, allowing more space for insulation than Merino shearling pelts. The finest quality of Toscana shearling come from Spain and Italy and are used mostly for shearling coats, jackets and vests for women, and men, depending on the color. Shearling outerwear made of Toscana shearling can withstand the coldest of climates and are recommended to be worn during the roughest winter months.
Tornado shearling is another popular type of sheepskin pelts, generally used for shearling coats, jackets and vests for men and women to be worn during milder temperatures of the season. It can have suede or leather exterior and short fur interior with nutty curly finish. The best pelts come from Portugal tanneries.
Tigrada shearling usually has suede or leather exterior and very long curly fur interior. Like Toscana, these pelts are the best for the coldest of climates and can be used for shearling coats, jackets and vests for both men and women. Notable pelts come from France and Spain and make the perfect material for lightweight and fun winter outerwear.
At D’Andre New York you can find an extensive collection of shearling coats and jackets for men and women which can be made exclusively for you based on your needs and specifications. Choose from a wide variety of styles, types of shearling and colors and request samples of different types of shearling to be sent to you, so you can feel the textures and have a clear vision of what type or shearling will work best for you.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Simply because you get the best deals. It is never too early to prepare for colder weather. During this time of the year at D’Andre New York you can find sensational shearling samples for men and women for up to 35% off! Luxurious Toscana, Tigrada, Tornado and Merino shearlings are available in sporty casual styles or elegant outerwear in various colors and sizes.
D’Andre New York shearling sample sale selection is rich, and the prices are more affordable, making these beautiful coats and jackets an intelligent purchase for this time of the year.
If you are interested in a custom shearling outerwear piece, starting early is also a good idea. Not only you get the best deals during the months of March through August, but all the new colors are usually arriving from Spain and Portugal in the summer. There is no risk of your color of choice being sold out before you are able to place your order, which is often the case during fall and winter months. It is important to keep in mind that it may take up to eight weeks to complete a custom shearling piece, so waiting till October to order your coat may result in your missing out on fully enjoying your shearling the entire cold weather season.
While you enjoying the summer sun, D’Andre team is hard at work designing shearling coats and jackets that will keep you and your family warm and stylish all winter long. Check out the annual Shearling Sample Sale at www.dandreny.net or call (800) 564-4168 to schedule your visit of D’Andre New York headquarters for the latest styles and some surprising new products.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Like any other piece of clothing made from animal pelts, women’s shearling coats can be extremely delicate, requiring specific maintenance measures to ensure their durability and length of use.
When the cold seasons have passed and the coat is not in use, it should ideally be sent to a professional furrier. The owner can request that the coat be cleaned and conditioned to bring back its former luster and softness. If enlisting a furrier’s services is not an option, the next best thing would be to store the shearling coat in a cool dry place, in a breathable garment bag, when it is not in use. Applying suede protection spray at least once or twice a year can also help maintain the integrity of women’s shearling coats.
D’Andre offers stylish shearling jackets and coats of the highest quality. Handcrafted by expertly trained artisans using materials sourced from Italy, Spain and Portugal, the New York-based products are as stylish as they are comfortable to wear.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This year, shearling coats have been all the rage for their versatility, durability and comfortableness. D’Andre leads the industry by providing superior quality shearling fashions for both men and women. Sourced mainly from Spain, Portugal and Italy, the sheepskin pelts are dyed with natural plant extracts resulting in richer colors and reducing the potential for static. All products are hand-crafted by European-trained artisans to ensure their high quality.
D’Andre is also known for its advocacy efforts. The shearling fashion company has adopted environmentally sound methods for manufacturing its shearling coats and other products to support the movement for environmental awareness. Now, the company has also taken a non-profit organization under its wing. In 2011, for every online purchase of a shearling jacket or coat, completed through Google Checkout, $20 will be donated to All Hands Volunteers, a volunteer organization that aims to rebuild and reestablish communities that have been affected by major natural calamities.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Shearling coats and jackets for men don’t always have to be formal and, certainly, not old-fashioned. With the rise of a classic aesthetic that plays with texture, shearling can be a great way to go not only for winter outerwear, but for pieces that can be worn during fall and spring.
As compared to the glossy, rock star attitude that comes with leather, sheepskin has a suede finish, promising a rustic, laid-back feel. Some might even call it romantic and inviting, thanks to its plush texture. Even so, there are some jackets that strike the balance between gloss and plush comfort. Some are given an edge with leather accents or an all-out Napa finish while retaining the plush texture of the sheared wool lining.
Of course, the key to perfect shearling jackets is all in the fit and the quality of pelts used to make them. While the material alone exudes luxury, comfort and romantic warmth, a perfect fit brings out the jacket’s masculine style.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
While shearling coats may be seen as only wintertime wear, what some don’t see is the way the material can adapt and still be comfortable in warmer weather. In fact, when it comes to moisture retention, wool has this ability to either retain or wick it away, making any sheepskin garment comfortable during fall and spring.
Merino shearling is a perfect selection for its smooth, suede exterior and plush, velvety interior because with the short sheared wool on the inside, the coat wouldn’t look out of place when worn in times other than winter. The quality of the Merino’s finish also gives it a lightweight look and feel which still warm the body well in winter while doubling as a formal coat to wear when the occasion calls for it.
With that kind of wearable quality, shearling coats are definitely a must-have investment for anyone who likes the balance of comfort and opulent style.