Every season comes with its own set of style power moves, and if we’re talking winter, the shearling jacket is perhaps the strongest. Shearling — skin from a sheared sheep or lamb, with the wool left on — has always been associated with ultra-stylish hunks like Ryan Gosling, but we’re here to say you don’t have to be a leading dude to pull one off.
Shearling is soft. It’s warm. On the coldest days of the year, it can exude a kind of luxe elegance that never feels too precious. And nowadays, there are plenty of options, whether you’re looking for something casual or elevated. Whether you want an all-over shaggy jacket or a more affordable denim jacket with a faux fur collar, here are some of our favorites of the season.
Filson Wool Packer Coat
The plaid pattern will give you a “home on the range look,” while the two layers of Mackinaw wool and oversized shearling collar will keep you cozy. $695
Mr. P Aviator Shearling-Trimmed Leather Aviator Jacket
The shearling collar is removable, so that’s a plus. Either way, a classic aviator jacket is something every man needs in his closet. $1,120
Woolrich Shearling Polar Parka
The sheepskin-trimmed hood is a delightful surprise. A safer option for any man who thinks he can’t pull off the look. $995
Freemans Sporting Club Chicago Coat
Corduroy meets shearling in a classic Mackinaw silhouette. If you can find something more on-trend this winter, let us know. $675
Beams Faux-Shearling Lined Denim Jacket
It’s faux, so it won’t break the bank. Still, you get a Japanese-made shearling denim jacket that’s just the right shade of distressed. $555
Kent & Curwen Shearling Lined Blouson
A clean jacket inspired by military issue of yesteryear, as made by a long-standing British heritage brand that'll complete any off-duty look. $655
Burberry Shearling Jacket
A combination of smooth nubuck and plush shearling that'll no doubt turn some heads. If you’re looking to give any outfit (and your wallet) a swift kick in the cojones, look no further. $3,995