We’ve witnessed a phenomenal rise in popularity of the fur vest within the womenswear realm over the past few years. But, have you ever thought that menswear would adopt this trend? Seriously, the fur vest – just like down-filled versions – is everywhere these days and is turning into a game changer for many men.
Though fur has been more widely accepted by women, men are starting to embrace its practicality (being both warm and long-lasting), its rugged sexiness and its luxurious appeal. The fur vest is currently making converts by echoing the classic suit vest silhouette (from the 3-piece suit). These fur vests can easily be worn under, or over, a suit jacket or a leather jacket.
The past few years, menswear has slowly introduced the fur vest concept with boldly trimmed cardigans or blouson hybrids. Some of these looks are seriously sharp and have a more established sartorial presence. Adaptations in long-haired wild furs including coyote deliver a handsome, rugged edge. When done in sheared mink the look is polished and sophisticated with plenty of swagger. In soft lamb with knit sleeves the look references the iconic Mister Rogers who has become a hipster hero.
Today, wilder fur types are favored, bringing masculine brawn and bravado to sleek city looks. The fur vest is not only a practical and durable fashion staple/must-have, it is one of the best investments in menswear, perhaps along with a simple dark suit, a navy blazer and a sleek trench coat.
Gents….get your game on! Be ready to hit the cold streets in style this fall.