The 70’s are back this fall, and this is evident not only by the return of the Chelsea boots, but also by the return of the iconic sheepskin jacket, a garment that has adapted and transformed over the decades until today.
The sheepskin jacket emerges as a direct descendant of the firefighting jackets. These garments protected fighter pilots from the cold in the 1940s, when aircraft aluminum was freezing. Both American and Russian army pilots adapted sheepskin collars to these jackets, creating a very comfortable, resistant and adaptable garment.
In the 1950s, the sheepskin collar became popular thanks to Hollywood. Actors like Marlon Brando and James Dean popularize the jacket in films like On the Waterfront (1954) and Giant (1956). It was here that sheepskin jacket was first known as a streetwear item.
In the 1960s and 1970s, it reappears in the clothes of actors such as Robert Redford and Steve McQueen, who made it the icon and desired object of a generation.
Few winter garments have as much personality as the sheepskin jacket. A garment that combines style and resistance, a symbol of masculinity. Seems like it will become the must have of the season. This warm coat works well with a multitude of combinations: knitted sweater, suit, slippers or a pair of Chelsea boots.
Here is our selection for this season.