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Trend Alert: Down With It … Fur Touches in Men’s Outerwear  

Once the mercury starts dropping, reevaluating one’s outerwear choices becomes essential. What to wear to combat the plummeting  temperatures and increased wind bursts is as much about fighting the elements as it is about being comfortable while asserting one’s personal style. With men, the equation is a little less complicating and even the smallest fur touches in men’s outerwear changes their fashion game.

How to deal with bad weather?

How to deal with bad weather.

What to wear out there?

What to wear out there?

Moncler Grenoble - Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Moncler Grenoble – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

With partial and full fur looks, men have always had, and will always have, and affinity for shearling. Shearling is not only a great transitional cold weather medium, it is also a sophisticated menswear staple that can translate as rugged or business-savvy, depending on its finish, hue, and, fur treatment.

Dane DeHaan in So It Goes magazine editorial

Dane DeHaan in So It Goes magazine editorial

Babe Ruth sporting a double-breasted shearling hunting jacket (L) : A current version (R) - www.Remington.com

Babe Ruth sporting a double-breasted shearling hunting jacket (L) : A current version (R) – www.Remington.com

Burberry Prorsum - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Burberry Prorsum – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Corentin Renault sports shearling in Contributor magazine editorial

Corentin Renault sports shearling in Contributor magazine editorial

From collars to linings to reversible pieces, menswear loves shearling. And, let’s not forget that shearling is first and foremost a woolly leather that doesn’t break the bank and universally worn by every demographic; male and female, young and old alike.

Simon Nessman in Hercules Fall-Winter 2014 issue

Simon Nessman in Hercules Fall-Winter 2014 issue

Victor Nylander in Essential Homme Fashion

Victor Nylander in Essential Homme Fashion

Dane DeHaan in So It Goes magazine editorial

Dane DeHaan in So It Goes magazine editorial

Annabelle New York - Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Annabelle New York – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

More practical down jackets adorned with sumptuous collars and hoods in fox, coyote, Finn raccoon, or wolf, are where we are seeing men splurge and get a little more risque with fancier furs touches.

Men's street style

Men’s street style

Men's street style

Men’s street style

A dressier down outerwear option good for the office

A dressier down outerwear option good for the office

Parajumpers’ gobi bomber jacket from Stylebop

Parajumpers’ gobi bomber jacket from Stylebop

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture embraces down-filled outerwear as seen by the label’s fall-winter 2014 advertising campaign featuring actor Sam Riley

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture embraces down-filled outerwear as seen by the label’s fall-winter 2014 advertising campaign featuring actor Sam Riley

Actor Luke Evans shows his fur style effortlessly

Actor Luke Evans shows his fur style effortlessly

Some of the more popular silhouettes in the men’s outerwear category range from the short length “parajumper”, to the full “arctic explorer” versions; all appealing to the avid adventurer type. Styling withing the men’s fashion category tends to mimic their more conservative purchasing habits and fashion lifestyle.  Men will keep a favored fashion items for years and care for them adequately to extend their shelf life. This is in stark contrast to female shoppers who tend to recycle wardrobe pieces with each new fashion cycle.

Moncler Gamme Rouge - Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Moncler Gamme Rouge – Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Parajumpers’ navy down deer jacket from SSENSE

Parajumpers’ navy down deer jacket from SSENSE

Paul Smith - Fauna-flora print down jacket with fur collar

Paul Smith – Fauna-flora print down jacket with fur collar

Moncler's  Men's Army Long Down Coats

Moncler’s Men’s Army Long Down Coats

Givenchy Men Fall 2014 -Winter 2015

Givenchy Men Fall 2014 -Winter 2015

After going through multiple winter cycles and super-storms any down coat, with fur trim, requires “maintenance”; including cleaning or replacing its adorning fur through a reputable furrier.  The right fur embellishments and trims, depending on personal taste and swag, takes any average coat to a whole new level of comfort and cachet, allowing the owner to play with fur textures, colors and volume. In our books, men’s outerwear has never been more flexible or exciting.