ReFur Posted May 30, 2006 Share Posted May 30, 2006 I received this PM from JGalanos a few weeks ago. This question has been raised before. With JGalanos' permission here is is question: Hi, Linda. Given your background I wondered if you might know something about this. I took my furs in for cleaning/glazing/storage this weekend and the furrier suggested that I have my mink "conditioned" (to the tune of $375). I am aware of the typical cleaning/glazing process - but conditioning was something new to me and I'm not clear if it's necessary or not. He said it was something that should be done periodically to maintain the suppleness of the leather and extend the life of the garment. Basically from what I gathered he would lift up the lining and check all the seams and make any necessary repairs and then "soak" (for lack of better term) the coat in a solution that allegedly would increase the suppleness of the leather and the softness of the fur. I've never heard of this before and it seemed rather expensive. Do you know anything about this? I don't want to proceed if it's something bogus. I took my coats to a new furrier this year (20% or more less expensive than other furriers for their summer "package") and I don't know whether to trust his judgment - Or whether he simply has a boat payment due and wants me to help. ; ) Thanks. Well, finally talked with the individuals in New York that I trust. They said there is nothing out there that would do this. In fact, anything that could soften the leather would possibly damage the threads and wreck the garment. My panel of experts say they could not sleep at night if they did this. What the furrier explained is what any good cleaning and glazing would do for the mink. Linda Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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