Woollen wonders: how shearling jackets are making a comeback

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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 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: Billabong Jacket from Amazon, Ray Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, Sportscraft beanie, Shirt from Just Jeans, Boots from Rodd & Gunn, Jeans from Tarocash.

The metro man

The classic look is pulled into the trendy category with the introduction of a seasonal shearling denim jacket. Ideal for the more metro streamlined gentleman, skinny jeans are dressed down with a pair for casual white sneakers, a red tee and a great smile.


Pictured: Jacket from Hallenstein Brothers, jeans from Tarocash, watch from Hallenstein Brothers, t-shirt from Tarocash, Armani Exchange sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, shoes from Rodd & Gunn and wallet from Hallenstein Brothers.

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 dark colours is made slightly more playful by introducing a subtly printed button-down to the mix.


Pictured: Sherling Collar Jacket from Cotton On, watch from Hallenstein Brothers, wallet from Hallenstein Brothers, Country Road jeans, Nike sneakers from Nike, shirt from Rodd & Gunn, Persol sunglasses from Sunglass Hut.

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