A Shearling Jacket Is Worth the Investment. Here Are 12 of Our Favorites.

Hey, you. Yes, you! Over there, listlessly scrolling through s of coats on 15 different open tabs. Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of outerwear options available this fall? It might be time to ask your favorite style writer if a shearling jacket is right for you. *Cue creepily upbeat background music* The shearling jacket is clinically proven (read: not proven, clinically or otherwise) to solve all your cold-weather woes, and make you look—and feel!—like a real-life movie star in the process. And if you’ve been suffering from a sense of seasonal whiplash brought on by the sudden onset of fall, it just might be time to consider what the iconic silhouette can do for you.

Hi, I’m Avidan Grossman and today I’d like to talk to you about the shearling jacket. I, too, was once in your position. Fed up with resorting to lightweight layers that just weren’t getting the job done. Tired of turning to the same old outerwear options every time the temperature dropped. Frustrated by the idea of wearing a bona fide winter coat months before the weather warranted it. Well today, I’m happy to tell you that I’m the proud owner of my very own shearling jacket. And it changes everything. So if you think a shearling jacket is right for you, get ready to say goodbye to dreading the end of summer and hello to enjoying the beginning of fall!

(This message has been brought to you by the Esquire editorial team. Warning: Investing in the right shearling jacket may cause excitability and bouts of excessive confidence followed by loud declarations of “Daaamn, I look good. You guys seeing this?” If symptoms persist, ignore the haters and carry on with your bad self. You do, after all, look good. Quantities are limited while supplies last. Not intended for swagless homies.)

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Full Grain Sundown Flight Jacket

Buck Mason buckmason.com

$595.00

If you only know Buck Mason through the brand’s beloved tees, it’s time to get on board with its other (very, very good) offerings. Case in point: this relative steal of a bomber. 

Classic Sheepskin B-3 Bomber Jacket with Detachable Hood

Overland overland.com

$595.00

Hood? No hood? Why not have it both ways?!

Shearling Collar Bomber Jacket

Todd Snyder + Golden Bear toddsnyder.com

$698.00

For a long time, Golden Bear flew under the radar, churning out some of the best damn outerwear around—primarily for other brands. That’s no longer the case: The label has come into its own, and we couldn’t be happier. (Especially when its products are served up in collaboration with another master of modern Americana.) 

Shearling-Collar Aviator Jacket

Sandro bloomingdales.com

$730.00

A streamlined blended wool style for anyone not yet ready to commit to the full leather look. (You’ll get there, man. I promise. It’s a process.) 

Genuine Sheepskin Biker Jacket

Schott NYC schottnyc.com

$900.00

Schott’s been making its shearling bikers for about as long as the style’s been around, and it shows. 

Reversible Shearling Coat

COACH coach.com

$960.00

An absolute unit of a coat that reverses to reveal plush, short-haired shearling that, yes, you can also rock if you’re not feeling the suede outer. 

Shearling-Trimmed Leather Bomber Jacket

Mr P. mrporter.com

$1,145.00

Can’t decide between a black or brown style? Split the difference with a silhouette that combines the best of both colors  of Mr Porter’s always on-point in-house label. 

The Scout Sheepskin Jacket Z2105

Cockpit USA cockpitusa.com

$1,220.00

Inspired by the now-iconic military-issue B-3 bomber, Cockpit’s take on the style boasts a bevy of details every civilian can appreciate (including a bi-swing back for added mobility), all done up in a heavy sheepskin that’ll keep you warm on even the coldest days.

Shearling Trim Leather Jacket

Officine Generale farfetch.com

$1,334.00

Inspired by the OG, G-1 silhouette designed for the U.S. Air Force at the start of World War II, but considerably sleeker. (We’re talking about Officine Generale here, after all.)

Shearling-Trimmed Suede Bomber Jacket

Peter Millar mrporter.com

$2,000.00

Blue and brown hit different come fall, especially in the form of a jacket that’ll look just as good in a decade as it does right now. (Hell, maybe even better.)

Logo-Print Aviation Jacket

Off-White farfetch.com

$3,150.00

An Off-White style with the type of old-school feel you typically find in pieces that’ve been handed down for years. Why not snag it new and start the tradition yourself? 

Double-Breasted Shearling Coat

Loewe mrporter.com

$5,900.00

Leave it to Loewe to come through with the Bane-level outerwear that’ll have you pining for even worse weather. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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