The New (And Old) Shearling


We work this ruggedly elegant material into stylish jackets that are perfect for the moment.

Shearling has kept men and women warm since the stone age. This history exercise, however, goes back only as far as to the Victorian era.

Victorians invented coats as we know them. Most styles haven’t even changed much since. Back then, shearling coats were purely practical items made to perform – keeping the wearer warm without making much of a fashion statement.

Still purely functional, in the 1940s shearling was the lining material of American Pilots’ bomber jackets. Then, in the 1950s, Hollywood embraced the material for its appealing textural look. That was when, from military to bad-boy uniform, shearling found life beyond function. The most iconic looks of the era included Marlon Brando’s shearling bomber in the 1954 film On the Waterfront and James Dean’s ranch coat in 1956.

Even Marilyn Monroe, an icon as feminine as it gets, sported shearling in utterly masculine bombers and boyish coats.

In the 80s sheepskin appeared in dark suede, the perfect refined antidote to the other shearling representation of the era, the coat of Only Fools and Horses character Del Boy. That was the beginning of shearling as a fashion material perfect to be worked into designer whims.

Fast-forward to 2020. Shearling is a defining material of our Winterwear, lending its texture to our earthy looks.

This season’s styles are new takes on the classics: truckers, bombers and aviator jackets of timeless appeal.

Shearling is a remarkably resilient material. It is therefore natural to craft pieces timeless enough to endure fashion changes and remain fresh and exciting every new winter.