As an avid reader of FashionBeans, you will know that the autumn/winter 2011 season was obsessed with shearling. Jackets and coats were lined with shearling in a previously unseen variety of styles and finishes, often very unconventional. Although it’s a blessing for giving us the ability to wear the newest trends at affordable prices, the world of high street fashion often falls foul of the mass demands of consumers. Retailers started attaching shearling to a plethora of coats, jackets and even sweatshirts, which seems to have somehow diminished its appeal and originality.
For any true gentleman, a warm leather bomber jacket is as indispensable as a formal overcoat or a pair of derby shoes. Although a leather bomber jacket comes in a variety of styles, perhaps the most iconic and instantly recognisable of all is the aviator silhouette – which is hard to imagine without a shearling lining, a short cut just above the waist and a somehow dated look.
For those of us who prefer to avoid fashion trends subject to mass popularity, the double-breasted leather jacket by D&G is the perfect choice. Both the raw leather finish and double-breasted closure give an old-fashioned military aesthetic, while the shearling component is replaced with a knitted underlining; achieving a very original overall look.
It is another perfect statement piece from a fashion house soon to depart, with the (significantly reduced) price tag easily justifiable.
Shop now over at D&G.