Now that summer’s pretty much been and gone and sale rails have been picked over, it’s time to start getting excited for the season to come.
Well, maybe not excited, but definitely equipped. With harsher weather on the horizon, we turn our attention to the major autumn/winter 2015 trends and break down what’s worth spending on to brave the elements while looking bang on-trend.
Chalk it up to the 1970s revival or pin it on 2015’s rugged masculinity, but shearling is far and away the biggest trend for autumn/winter 2015.
Why? Because pretty much everyone, from Stuart Vevers at Coach to Brit brands Hackett and Burberry Prorsum, offered a take on this classic jacket. And because well-built outerwear is the single most important addition to your wardrobe once the leaves start to yellow and the breeze gets brisk.
Promising warmth (this is, after all, the sartorial equivalent of a sheepskin rug, faux or no) and an air of Steve McQueen, a shearling jacket looks just as handsome thrown over a simple T-shirt and jeans combo as it does a button-down Oxford and sweater pairing.
If you’re planning on getting involved, don’t skimp. Better ignore shearling altogether than pick up a subpar style that might save you a couple hundred quid but looks unmistakably bargain basement.