If you correlate sheepskin coats with Dell Boy and Rodney, 1970s football managers and dodgy market traders, think again. Yes, in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s the sheepskin coat was a fashion nightmare. It was heavy, thick, uncomfortable, sometimes smelly… and also the styling left a good deal to be desired. It weighed a ton when wet. Also it made you look like your granny or granddad.
Thankfully modern day sheepskin jackets are an entirely different story. An item of desire. A must for any self-respecting fashionista or style fan. Top of your list for the best in fashion for winter and spring 2011. The sheepskin jacket has made a comeback. And it’s back with a vengeance!
Bear in mind that sheepskin garments can differ greatly on quality and fit. As far as quality is concerned, you get what you pay for. If it looks to good to be true, in all probability it is. During the bad old days the typical sheepskin gained a dreadful reputation for tackiness. But today’s new generation sheepskin jackets are really a dream to put on as well as a pleasure to wear. There’s no more second-hand car dealer looks. Instead there’s a variety of finest quality, luxuriously soft, featherweight jackets readily available in a fabulous range of colours and designs.
These designs range from the classic long button jacket, given a fresh new twist for 2011, right through to extremely glamorous and chic long-haired Toscana lambskin jackets, waistcoats and sheepskin gilets. Toscana lambskin is the complete opposite of traditional sheepskin. The Toscana lamb’s beautiful long, soft, fur-like wool is totally different from the thick, chunky, tough sheepskin of the past.
One of this season’s most popular is the stunning Toscana lambskin hooded coat. Retailing for an eye-watering amount of money on the high street, a little bit of of careful searching can net a classic that’ll serve you for a lifetime for less than ?700 online.
Toscana may be lightweight but it’s just as warm as regular lambswool or sheepskin, if not warmer, as the fur’s natural structure holds in warmth incredibly efficiently. Best of all, Toscana wool’s characteristic contrasting colour tones make for an unique and very beautiful high-end designer look. Ideal for spring, winter and autumn, it’s ageless and glamorous, the pick of the bunch for casual chic every year. As the TV adverts say, ‘you’re worth it’!
For guys there’s a massive choice of sturdy, warm, stylish sheepskin jacket solutions made to catch the eye that will create a great look, whether you’re eighteen or eighty.