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Because mink fur makes the flattest coat, a mink coat, or mink jacket is most flattering fur on the female figure. Less bulk is generally interpreted as more feminine, and it is also more comfortable. Mink coats and mink jackets make the lightest, softest, flattest, and most supple clothing. Minks are more applicable to wardrobes. Mink coats can be worn with everything from jeans to gowns. Mink jackets and mink coats are considered to be able to conform to call kinds of lifestyles. For a coat that will go with literally everything, choose a basic black mink garment. An important thing to remember when purchasing a mink coat is the difference between male and female skins. Male mink skins are large than females, so the same pattern can be made but with fewer skins, if male skins are being used. Female skins are flatter, silkier, softer, and have a shorter nap, so the thickness of the leather is thinner. An average female mink coat has approximately forty-five to fifty skins, and an average male mink coat has approximately thirty-six to thirty-nine skins.

There are several methods for the cutting and assembly of fur pelts. The most popular and known method of assembling fur pelts is the “Let Out Method.” This involves the cutting of the pelt into narrow strips at a specific angle, and the re-sewing of the pelts back together in order to make the desired length for the fur coat. This method of cutting fur pelts produces a strip for fur from top to bottom without any separation lines. This is the most labor intensive method of cutting and assembling fur pelts. Another popular method of cutting pelts is the “Split Skin Method.” This is almost the same as the “Let Out Method,” but it allows for the splitting of the same pelt after the “Let Out” process and the adding of a leather pelt separator down the center of the skin. Another method of assembling fur pelts is the “Skin On Skin Method.” Three or four rows of pelts are set up, which produces a distinct series of lines showing a pelt to pelt look. Especially popular among Europeans, this is a bold look of fashion and works well with Fitch, Sable, and Chinchilla.

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