Friday, December 10, 2010

Combining Comfort and Masculine Style with Shearling Jackets

Shearling coats and jackets for men don’t always have to be formal and, certainly, not old-fashioned. With the rise of a classic aesthetic that plays with texture, shearling can be a great way to go not only for winter outerwear, but for pieces that can be worn during fall and spring.

As compared to the glossy, rock star attitude that comes with leather, sheepskin has a suede finish, promising a rustic, laid-back feel. Some might even call it romantic and inviting, thanks to its plush texture. Even so, there are some jackets that strike the balance between gloss and plush comfort. Some are given an edge with leather accents or an all-out Napa finish while retaining the plush texture of the sheared wool lining.

Of course, the key to perfect shearling jackets is all in the fit and the quality of pelts used to make them. While the material alone exudes luxury, comfort and romantic warmth, a perfect fit brings out the jacket’s masculine style.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Merino Shearling: Coats for Cool Weather

While shearling coats may be seen as only wintertime wear, what some don’t see is the way the material can adapt and still be comfortable in warmer weather. In fact, when it comes to moisture retention, wool has this ability to either retain or wick it away, making any sheepskin garment comfortable during fall and spring.

Merino shearling is a perfect selection for its smooth, suede exterior and plush, velvety interior because with the short sheared wool on the inside, the coat wouldn’t look out of place when worn in times other than winter. The quality of the Merino’s finish also gives it a lightweight look and feel which still warm the body well in winter while doubling as a formal coat to wear when the occasion calls for it.

With that kind of wearable quality, shearling coats are definitely a must-have investment for anyone who likes the balance of comfort and opulent style.