The best 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 Men’s Sherpa 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 $900, 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 has a slightly notched collar, two slash pockets and a detachable hood.
3. MR P. Shearling-Trimmed Boiled Wool Blouson Jacket
GO-TO SHEARLING COAT
For premium clothing with classic designs, you can’t go wrong with anything from MR P. The MR P. Shearling-Trimmed Boiled Wool Blouson Jacket will never go out of style and last you forever. The boiled midnight-blue wool outer is extra durable and warm and the ever-so-soft and cozy lamb shearling collar will keep the heat in on biting cold days. Plus, this shearling coat is lined, making it all too easy to wear a sweater comfortably underneath. Though it doesn’t have as much shearling as some other coats, it’s still timeless and way more affordable because of it.
Wear it 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. Patagonia Men’s Shearling Fleece Jacket
BEST FOR LAYERING
The Patagonia Men’s Shearling Fleece Jacket is about as versatile as jackets come. The 100% recycled polyester jersey-backed micro-pile fleece keeps the heat in without feeling stuffy and little details like ribbed hems and cuffs do their part too. It’ll easily stand alone on cooler days or layer under a proper winter coat on legit cold days. And if you want to lessen your carbon footprint and save a few dollars to boot, Patagonia offers used versions of the shearling fleece jacket too.
5. Infinity Men’s Cream B3 Shearling Sheepskin World War II Bomber
BEST ON AMAZON
Using the classic WWII bomber as its template, Infinity’s made its version modern but as warm as the original. The collar has a buckle neck strap underneath, so it can be worn up, keeping the belt 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.
6. Banana Republic Heritage Shearling Flight Jacket
The Banana Republic Heritage Shearling Flight Jacket simply checks all the boxes you want in the best shearling coats. But the thing we love most about this shearling coat is the lining. Because lamb shearling isn’t cheap, many shearling jackets only use it for cuffs and collars, but this exception is fully lined with 100% lamb shearling for unbelievable warmth and comfort. You will pay mightily for that privilege, but we’ll be damned if this shearling coat isn’t worth every penny.
7. Lucky Brand Leather Aviator Jacket
GREAT FAUX OPTION
The Lucky Brand Leather Aviator Jacket is the perfect jacket for guys who want something nice but don’t want to spend over $500. That’s because Lucky compromised. The shearling collar and lining are faux — made from polyester — but the leather shell is legit, meaning you get all the cool factor without breaking the bank.
8. Calvin Klein Faux Shearling Jacket
This Calvin Klein faux-shearling coat is styled like an oversized moto jacket. It has two front and 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 a whole leather look with this one and fulfill your biker fantasy this winter. All you’re missing is a Harley.
9. Levi’s Yellowstone Western Corduroy Puffer Jacket
STYLISH SHEARLING PUFFER
Everybody and their grandmother have a basic puffer jacket these days. That’s all well and good, but if you’d rather have something that doesn’t look the exact same as everything else, consider the Levi’s Yellowstone Western Corduroy Puffer Jacket. Despite being faux, all the details stand out, from the corduroy outer and quilted design to the faux-shearling collar and faux-leather trim on the yoke and pockets. Stylish and affordable, this shearling coat will keep you warm and won’t blend in with the quilted black puffer crowd.
10. Schott NYC Leather Trucker Jacket with Genuine Sheepskin Collar
BEST LEATHER TRUCKER
For those guys who are cool to spend for real leather and some real shearling, there’s only one option: the inimitable Schott NYC Leather Trucker Jacket with Genuine Sheepskin Collar.
Heavy-duty buffalo leather guarantees this coat will outlive you and the 100% sheep shearling collar adds even more style and warmth.
Alas, the lining is a mix of faux shearling and acrylic, but that keeps the price reasonable and has absolutely no effect on the classic cool of a real leather jacket. Seriously, if you want the best leather shearling jacket, this won’t lead you astray.
11. MR P. Shearling Flight Jacket
CLASSIC LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET
We love MR P.’s designs so much that we had to show you the MR P. Shearling Flight Jacket. With a 100% leather shell and 100% lamb shearling lining, it’s simple, warm and simply one of the best shearling coats you can buy for its price point.
12. Schott NYC Classic B-3 Sheepskin Leather Bomber Jacket
CLASSIC SHEEPSKIN BOMBER
If you refuse to settle for anything less than the best shearling coats, quit scrolling and buy the Schott NYC Classic B-3 Sheepskin Leather Bomber Jacket. This shearling coat is back-ordered for most sizes because it’s that awesome. With heavyweight shearling lining, pockets and a collar, tough hardware, a real leather shell and classic details, it’s not surprising this was the go-to jacket for WWII pilots to keep warm when flying in unheated cabins.
13. 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, this is a piece you can’t miss out on.
14. Todd Snyder Italian Shearling Suede Dylan Jacket
PREMIUM SUEDE TRUCKER
Todd Snyder has done it again with its Italian Shearling Suede Dylan Jacket. This jacket is about as premium as it gets, with 100% suede exterior, an authentic shearling lining and collar and an unbeatable style factor courtesy of the classic trucker design. This shearling coat also boasts a slim fit while still leaving room for chunky sweaters underneath.
Though this jacket will almost certainly break the bank, it’s easily one of the best shearling coats when you add up all the awesomeness on display here.
15. UGG Tyrell Shearling Jacket
THE REAL DEAL
The UGG Tyrell Shearling Jacket is almost $2,500, but it’s one of the nicest shearling coats money can buy. Like, it’s from UGG; what else did you expect? This must-have shearling coat is made to combat the most bitter of cold weather; we’re not surprised just by the look of it. It’s heavy-duty, handsome and will change the way you keep warm in the winter.