Men’s traditional sheepskin coats are made from the sheepskin pelts. They are luxuriously light, warm and stylish. The lamb pelts make the supple garments with amazing breathability and insulation. Some people prefer to buy faux (fake) because it’s cheaper. Fake shearling may appear to be like genuine the genuine article yet the breathability, protection, strength, and solace can’t measure up to genuine shearling. Also, real shearling is environmentally friendly since it isn’t made from polyester and acrylic, which are petroleum-based fibers.
Since shearling can potentially be passed on to your grandkids, it is much better to spend a little more for a top quality coat than to settle for low quality or faux-fur. You will get many more years of wear for the price. As with any investment, it is important to do your research and select your shearling coat very carefully. These tips will help you choose a shearling coat and show you what to look for.
Shearling coats come in many different cuts and styles. It’s important to select a coat that matches your personal style so that you’ll feel confident and sexy in your shearling year after year. The style is often dependent on the length and construction of the coat. For example, a waist-length jacket is trendy and modern, while a full-length option is the most dignified, elegant, and usually reserved for black-tie events. I prefer a hip-length or ¾-length for a classic, clean-cut look. There are unlimited options for choosing a shearling: vests, hoods, various collar or closure types, or even custom-made.
Quality and Wool-Length
There are more than 100 different kinds of sheep as well as lambskins. During the animal’s life burrs and seeds can get caught in the wool that causes it to fall out. Contributing to this, the time of year that the pelts are harvested plays a big role in quality. When the pelt is harvested early in the animal’s life, the animal has had fewer opportunities to catch burrs in their wool, and their wool will be lighter and softer. For this reason, young pelts have a wool length of 1.5-2.0 inches and are used more often in the highest quality products.
Faux-Fur and Synthetic vs. Authentic Lambskin
The term shearling refers to the way the pelt is worn; with the wool on the inside. Faux-fur jackets, while usually a tenth of the price of real lambskin, does not insulate as well and are often poorly constructed. Look for the word “Sherpa” to appear somewhere on the coat. This signifies that the coat is synthetic.
Many shearling coats will claim to be made of real wool but are found to be real wool stitched or glued to an inferior product. Real wool is nature’s greatest insulator. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still keep you warm. Also, it’s hypo-allergenic! You will not get the same benefit with faux-fur.
Additional Tips to Choose a Jacket
How To Choose Jackets:
- Color: While choosing leather jackets, it is important to choose colors that blend well with the other outfits in the wardrobe. Black colored coats blend well with all bright colored shirts whereas brown colored coats are ideal if the other clothes are in beige hues. Choose colors that enhance your personality rather than those which are trendy.
- Body Type: Men’s traditional sheepskin coats are designed as well as styled differently. So it is crucial to choose outfits as per to the body type.
- Waist Line: The length of the coat is equally important as it enhances your body shape. Dusters and trench coats may appear shapeless on somebody type.
- Sleeve Length: Another factor to consider is the length of the coat sleeve. It should never extend beyond the wrist line.
- Fabric: Choosing the right fabric is equally important as some materials are soft and some are dressier. It is easy to find the right material that suits your purpose as there are different types of materials available today.
It is important to try on the leather jacket before purchasing it so as to ensure comfort and style.