Tackle the cold snap with our round-up of the fourteen best cosy shearling jackets to buy now

Words Joy Montgomery 

The shearling jacket is yet another example of the military coat trend extending its reach across AW16’s eclectic fashion-scape. In the 1940s American pilots and the RAF took to the skies in sheepskin-lined bomber jackets, then in 1954 a brooding Marlon Brando popularised the shearling trim look in On the Waterfront. In 2016 you’re much more likely to see oversized Acne shearlings cocooning skinny jean-clad blondes on the King’s Road. Their seemingly cosy practicality have now become a style status symbol, signalling the birth of a true wardrobe classic.

For those who would need to re-mortgage their house to purchase an Acne shearling need not worry, because the high street offers a great selection of alternatives. This isn’t, however, a jacket to scrimp on. Best to save your pennies and invest in the real thing to avoid your shearling becoming sad and ratty after exposure to the elements.

If the classic aviator biker style isn’t to your taste then opt for a classic coat in the fuzzy fabric. We love Warehouse’s shell pink shearling, which offers a nod to this season’s chicest hue without a hint of girlishness.

Check out our edit of the 14 best shearling jackets to invest in now…

LE BOMBARDIER SHEARLING LEATHER JACKET

Balenciaga, £2,600, net-a-porter.com

SHEARLING CAR COAT

Warehouse, £695, warehouse.com

SHEEPSKIN COAT

MaxMara, £4,650, maxmara.com

FRANCES SHEARLING JACKET

Jigsaw, £950, jigsaw.com

CURLY MERINOS RINGO SHEEPSKIN COAT

Joseph, £1,695, joseph-fashion.com

BARRETT SHEARLING COAT

IRO, £1,850, iroparis.com

SHEEPSKIN COAT

Jigsaw, £895, jigsaw.com

OVERSIZE RIDER MUSTANG

Olive Clothing, £169, oliveclothing.com

TAN OVERSIZE AVIATOR JACKET

River Island, £85, riverisland.com

TEDDY FAUX SHEARLING JACKET

MM6 Maison Margiela, £415, net-a-porter.com

VELOCITY BLACK JACKET

Acne Studios, £1,900, acnestudios.com

FAUX FUR SHEARLING JACKET

Topshop, £79, topshop.com

SHEARLING-TRIMMED LEATHER JACKET

Victoria Victoria Beckham, £1,195, net-a-porter.com

FAUX SHEARLING BIKER JACKET

Topshoop, £79, topshop.com

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