Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What is the difference between Merino, Toscana, Tornado and Tigrada Shearling?


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 of shearling will work best for you.

View our full shearling catalog at: http://www.dandreny.net/



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  3. Everything about the jacket seemed fine. Quality leather, fit, color etc.The style is classic, yet modern, timeless, casual and very cool. High quality and very well crafted/constructed. Designer jackets

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