Woollen wonders: how shearling jackets are making a comeback
As the weather gets cooler and the need to rug up becomes more important, we look to an incredibly warming, rugged and masculine jacket option for winter – the shearling jacket. Shearling is often negatively associated with not-so-stylish ugg boots or generally dressing for functionality over fashion. However, when shearling is when styled well, it can help to marry fashion and function when it comes to dressing for winter. Here, we break down three key looks featuring shearling jackets so you can stay stylish and snug in the cooler months.
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The macho man
This look, designed for the more masculine of men, combines a few staple items in any man’s wardrobe and demonstrates how you can style them effortlessly for this daytime look. Something that appears quite basic can be easily styled up with some hair products and a uber-cool pair of vintage sunglasses.
Pictured, clockwise from left: R.M. Williams jacket, Ray Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, Cotton On beanie, Uniqlo shirt, Timberland boots from Myer, Nudie jeans, Country Road bag.
The metro man
The classic look is pulled into the trendy category with the introduction of a seasonal shearling bomber. Ideal for the more metro streamlined gentleman, slim trousers are dressed down with a pair for casual white sneakers, a grey tee and a great smile.
Pictured, clockwise from left: Zara jacket, SABA pants, Clinique For Men Tinted Moisturizer from Sephora, Tag Heuer watch, Tom Ford cologne from Sephora, Reiss t-shirt, Lacoste sneakers from Myer, Oscar Wylee sunglasses.
The muted man
This look, perfect for the low-key gent, demonstrates how you can stay incognito and fashionable at the same time. Layer on layer of black is made slightly more playful by introducing a subtlly printed button-down to the mix.
Pictured, clockwise from left: Saint Laurent jacket, The Horse watch from Universal Store, Oroton wallet, Country Road jeans, Nike sneakers, Connor shirt, Persol sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, fallenBROKENstreet hat from General Pants.