Shear Thing: fashion in history

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Introducing the softer, more subtle version of the leather jacket – the shearling coat. Closely related to the edgy and staple item leather jacket, shearling brings us back to a previous time. The style has been around for ages, specifically in menswear. The look is set to emulate aviation and the sport, occupation and lifestyle as it once was.

The vintage images inspire countless designers to create looks that take us back in time and challenge us to remember the significance of history. The Jean Paul Gaultier Aviator collection for Hermes took flight when they mimicked the soft leather detailing and slight shearling sheepskin detailing on the collar. Shearling coats are wonderfully androgynous and can be worn by both men and women, another commonality with the time period and people involved in the profession. Usually, a cool toned brown leather was the focus of this staple coat at the time. Now, a plethora of colors have been created to bring a modern effect to a classic and timeless look.

Shearling coats transition perfectly from fall to spring, even coaxing through winter if the sheepskin is warm enough to your liking. Very versatile and mostly shown in neutrals, they pair well with everyday outfits to give that subtle put together look.

Runway inspiration:

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Forever 21 Men’s coat

Forever 21 Shearling

Forever 21 Tan Shearling

H&M Coat

H&M Coat


Image 1 of ASOS Leather Harrington In Vintage Wash With Removable Faux Shearling Collar

Beautiful detailed ASOS Jacket

Image 1 of ASOS Leather Harrington With Faux-Shearling Collar

Leather pressed ASOS Jacket






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