Shearling jackets belong in the same category as suits and other garments of a high-fashion nature. Despite this, though, they have a rustic, inviting appeal that can suit both casual and formal styles. Not to mention that the sheepskin keeps warm air close to the body and the suede or leather exterior keeps all the cold out, making it perfect for a walk out in chilly weather.
Some might recognize the material and associate it with the image of wranglers or herders out in the country. Given the latest styles in wear and the current trends in men's runway fashion, though, shearling outerwear makes a great foil to the sleek three-piece suit or the dressed-down nature of jeans and a t-shirt.
For example, fall trends for the year 2010 feature dressing with weight. With three-piece suits back in vogue, together with vests from hardier fabrics, the transition from fall to winterwear is a cinch. A good sheepskin coat with the wool lining showing is a good way to soften up business attire on a chilly day. Those who need gloves to go with the look can go for sleek leather so as to play down the soft look and keep things balanced.
On the other end of the spectrum, shearling jackets can take the most casual ensemble and give it a more gentlemanly feel thanks to the bulk which emphasizes the broadness of the shoulders. For a truly rugged, yet modern look, weathered lace-up boots can tuck into ordinary pants to complement any coat effortlessly. Flexible sheepskin winterwear is flexible for anyone.