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Trendy? Yes. Actually warm? Absolutely. The shearling (a.k.a. sheepskin) coat can rightfully be classified as outerwear’s great compromise.
The style, once regarded as men’s-only due to its popularity among pilots and ranchers in the ‘40s and ‘50s, is a present-day no-brainer for anyone looking for a practical winter coat that’s still stylish. The catch, of course, is that finding a great one that doesn’t equal or exceed one month’s rent is tricker than you’d imagine.
To help navigate, here are a few pairs that hit both ends of the $$$ spectrum, broken down by style.