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How to distinguish real fur from fake?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NukeMeSlowly, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    DC metro
    I picked up a light grey double breasted overcoat with a (ostensibly) fur collar off of eBay at the beginning of the year. I like the coat but I am just wondering if the collar is legit. From all appearances, the coat is vintage and of course there is no fabric label.

    How do you tell real fur from fake fur?
  2. HomerJ

    HomerJ Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Take the collar off the coat and set it on fire. If it lights fast, has a plastic burning smell and leaves a clumpy ball, it's fake. Well, you could do it with a small snipping.. Here's an eBay guide you may not have read. A lot of time you can tell from feel with experience.
  3. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    That's a pretty good guide actually.
  4. ringring

    ringring Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Without having to set the collar on fire, try this;

    Run your fingers through the fur until to get to the root of the hair. Then look at the base. Fake fur will typically be on a woven or knitted base, whereas real fur will, naturally, have a skin base.
  5. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    Springfield, MA
    If you killed the animal, you know it's real...

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