Shearling coats for men are warm. Like, you feel as if you’re in the tropics when you wear one. It’s that enveloping heat that has made shearling coats the preferred outerwear for ranchers and people who are outside in the cold for long hours.
The best Shearling jackets and coats are also like tuxedos in that they imbue an air of sophistication, worldliness and that indefinable “something” to the wearer. The term shearling and sheepskin are interchangeable. It is a smooth leather on one side, while the inner is lined with a thick natural wool-like material. Sheepskin lined hats were popular with the Cumin tribes during the middle ages. The Victorians made sheepskin coats de rigueur for the well-dressed gentleman. Cowboys wore them during cold weather. During WWII, American fighter pilots wore the B3 sheepskin-lined bomber jacket to keep them warm in unheated planes. Every decade since the war has seen sheepskin coats and jackets as a popular winter wear item.
The best shearling jackets and coats develop a patina as they age. The leather looks lived in, yet rich. You can wear a shearling jacket over a lightweight shirt in the fall and will be just as comfortable layering it over a thick sweater in the dead of winter.
1. Levi’s Sherpa Lined Trucker Jacket
Trucker jackets were the “in” jacket to have in the early aughts, and now they’re an outerwear staple. Levi’s version for colder months is lined in Sherpa AKA faux shearling. This jacket also has a Sherpa collar, buttons down the front, two chest pockets and two hand pockets in the front. It also comes in a multitude of colors ranging from tan, dark blue denim, black and more. If you’re going for the more casual vibe this winter, you can never go wrong with this sherpa-lined jean option below.
2. Overland Special Edition Merino Sheepskin B-3 Bomber Jacket
Overland specializes in shearling everything; from steering wheel covers to slippers. This jacket is most definitely on the pricier side coming in hot at almost $800, but damn, just look at it. It’s totally worth the splurge. This shearling bomber is made from distress-finished sheepskin to exude a rugged yet rich-feeling look. It’s complete with a slightly notched collar, two slash pockets and a detachable hood. Potentially the best part of all? Free two-day shipping. Enough said.
3. Mango Faux-Shearling Wool-Blend Jacket
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If you’re looking for handsome at a chunk of the price it originally went for, you’ve found it. This faux-shearling wool-blend jacket from Mango is so breathtaking that we’re quite literally tearing up by looking at it. It has a four-button frontal closure alongside a zip closure as well, so you can pick your poison with this baby. It looks great paired with a nice pair of dark jeans, your go-to winter sweater and a stylish pair of Chelsea boots. You’ll be looking way too fly on your next date night, believe that.
4. Infinity Men’s Cream B3 Shearling Sheepskin World War 2 Bomber
Using the classic WWII bomber as its template, Infinity’s made their version modern but as warm as the original. The collar has a buckle neck strap underneath, so it can be worn up, with the belt keeping it in place. It’s the perfect jacket to help fight off chilly winds. The waist has adjustable buckle straps to also keep winds from going where they shouldn’t.
5. Topman Double Breasted Faux Leather & Faux Shearling Coat
Nobody has to know it’s faux, bro. Lie until you die. This faux leather and faux shearling coat looks exactly like the real thing by gleaming smooth, shiny leather look with a cozy black fur-lined edge. A coat like this calls for a serious look. You can’t just step out of your house in a tee and sweats wearing this thing. You gotta go the whole nine. Pair this coat with your best-looking pair of grey chinos, a handsome pair of lace-up boots, a winter-ready jewel-toned turtleneck and last but not least, a gold chain to top everything off. You’ll be dripping in swagger.
6. Victor Li Shearling Flight Jacket in Midnight
New York City-based designer Victor Li has only been on his own for two years, yet within that time has developed a celebrity fan base that includes Marvel superheroes Robert Downey Jr., Taika Waititi and Anthony Mackie. Made from Spanish merino, his shearling jacket has an offset zipper, two snap down pockets, and ribbed cuffs and waistband. It also comes in taupe.
7. Brandslock Shearling Sheepskin Leather Warm Duffle Coat
BEST REINTERPRETATION OF A CLASSIC
The duffle coat, AKA the stadium coat, is a menswear style that’s been around for years. The coat’s distinctive horn fastenings and hood are timeless. Brandslock’s reinterpreted this design using plush shearling around the neck to add just a little extra warmth to this dapper, winter-ready coat. Complete with two large outside flap pockets and one inside zippered one, this is a piece you can’t miss out on.
8. Save the Duck GIGA Waterproof Faux Shearling Lined Puffer Jacket
Puffers are a must-have if you live in an area that consistently receives a nasty winter year after year. If you don’t already have one, we’re about to suggest a game-changing puffer option: this faux-shearling puffer from Save the Duck. It’s quite unusual to see a puffer with shearling of any sort, so this jacket’s really expressing itself in a world of its own. Are we here for it? Yes, we are. Also, this puffer is 100% waterproof and is filled with 100% animal-free faux feathers.
9. UGG Yates Shearling Hooded Coat
Okay, we know it’s $3,000, but hear us out: this is the most comfortable shearling coat money can buy. Hands down. Like, it’s from UGG, what else did you expect? This must-have coat is made to combat the most bitter of cold weather and just by the look of it, we’re not surprised. It’s designed after the B-7 Parka which was created for only one year during WWII. It’s heavy-duty, handsome and will change the way you keep warm in the winter.
10. DKNY Shearling Walking Coat with Faux Fur Collar
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This wide-collared coat is welcome anywhere. The way it’s styled, it can work with cowboy boots or Chelsea boots. Pair it with a plaid flannel shirt and jeans or a turtleneck and chinos. Lined in Sherpa (faux-shearling) like the collar, it’s ready to keep you feeling toasty until spring. It also comes in black.
11. Calvin Klein Faux Shearling Jacket
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This Calvin Klein faux-shearling coat is styled like an oversized moto jacket. It has two front pockets as well as interior pockets for stashing your goods. The zip-up jacket has a buckle strap attached to the faux-shearling collar, just in case you want to keep yourself even warmer. Serve up a whole leather look with this one and fulfill your biker fantasy this winter. All you’re missing is a Harley.
12. H&M Faux Shearling Jacket
One of the reasons we love shopping at H&M is that they always serve up trendy stuff we need. And, that trendy stuff is well-made and never falls apart after wearing it once or twice. Their faux-shearling jacket has that all over teddy coat look we’ve been obsessed with for a while now and will make you look oh-so huggable when wearing. Talk about cozy!