There is no doubt that jacket season is officially here. Not that we are complaining. Colder weather allows us to experiment with layers and brush off those winter coats from the back of the wardrobe. With outerwear, men can choose from formal overcoats and peacoats to a more casual puffer jacket. Whichever you choose, this season is all about keeping warm while still looking great. And one key way we can do that is by embracing a fabric like shearling, particularly in the form of a shearling jacket.
Shearling is a luxe wool material that comes with tons of warming properties. More expensive than its cheaper cousin, sherpa. Men can introduce it into their daily outfits in many ways, like the classic mid-length suede coat or a more contemporary bomber. Both can be lined with soft shearling inside to create a cosy jacket ideal for when the mercury drops.
There is no better time to invest in the coat you'll be wearing for the rest of this cold snap and beyond. Scroll down for our picks of the best shearling jackets currently available for men.
This blouson style jacket comes from the Mr Porter 'Mr P' range and features a detachable shearling collar. Crafted with insulating virgin wool, the overall aesthetic feels somewhat vintage. As such, match with wide-legged trousers and chunky boots for a fall-to-winter look.
Scoring high on the cosy and comfort scale, Reiss, known for its elevated formals, has nailed a classic style shearling jacket. With all the effortless cool of Steve McQueen in Central Park, this is a ray of sartorial light for dark winter days.
Another removable collar pick on our list. Sandro allows men to mix their looks by opting to wear this jacket with out without the shearling collar. This results in the jacket being able to move through seasons with ease. Once the weather starts to warm up again, the navy jacket without the shearling collar takes on a new demeanour to its winter version.
This statement coat from Jaegar is manufactured from a supple suede exterior. Combined with the shearling lining, it becomes a jacket you can wear year after year. A bonus is over time, the suede will take on a distinctive patina unique to you.
An amalgamation of two heralded autumn-winter fabrics, A.P.C. has added super-soft shearling to a corduroy outer for a masterclass in cold-weather outerwear. A versatile style, this jacket can move between formal or casual attire, offering men much-needed options at this time of year.
If you have the budget, why not get your hands on this luxury special edition coat from Filson. Inspired by one of their archive pieces, you will feel like a 30s gangster when you wear it. The Alaskan flannel lining delivers added warmth and wind resistance, and the coat is finished exquisitely with a shearling collar.
Part of a collaboration with the famous leather brand Schott, this shearling jacket has all the hallmarks of the fabled all-American brand. A mix on an aviator jacket, it is energised by the outdoors. It would look great worn with slim black jeans and heavy boots. But, whichever way you'll style it you will get unrivalled warmth and comfort,
Filled with recycled down, the 'Cortland' jacket embraces modern techniques and applies them to a time-honoured aviator-style jacket. The shearling collar adds contrast and interest, while the metal fastenings add a modern twist to a familiar silhouette.
A stunner of a coat, who says you need to shy away from colour at this time of year? Turn heads with a jacquard pattern that brings welcome attention to your outerwear. Inspired by the Tecopa Hills mountain range of the Mojave Desert, California and woven from a warm wool blend, the shearling collar is the cherry on top.
This aviator shearling jacket from Percival is a timeless option. A contemporary twist on an iconic style, leather trim helps to elevate this key winter item. Cut and constructed in London, this won't hang around as it is limited to only 30 pieces.
Cut from a thick, shearling material, the oversized nature of this Thom Browne jacket only adds to the cosiness. Inevitably, we see the label's famous four-bar stripe on the sleeve. The jacket is so warming and soft, you won't want to take it off.
With a more refined silhouette, this pick from Tom Ford is deceivingly warm. The jacket is fully lined under its supreme suede exterior crafted in Italy. Meaning you can stay warm without sacrificing style. Wear with formal trousers or some washed denim to ensure you get more bang for your buck from this luxury piece.
This tailored coat from Hugo by Hugo Boss is a smart option for winter. Double-breasted with warming slip pockets on the side, it will see you through myriad dress codes. Add a casual element with light-wash denim and sneakers. The shearling collar gives texture to an overall polished aesthetic.
Full of retro vibes, this 70s-style jacket from AMI has been updated with luxurious-grained leather and a shearling lining. An investment pick, treat this jacket like the slammin' piece it is.
Embrace the full-on teddy bear look, and envelop yourself in soft shearling. Made from a premium version of shearling, it has tight curls that make it even softer while trapping heat to keep the wearer warm. An exceptional winter coat for men.