Unlike womenswear’s relatively static creative development of late, with the exception of fur design and some stylistic expansions, menswear is where the action is. Menswear is experiencing a steady sartorial evolution that is nothing short of revolutionary. Designers are thinking outside the box and delivering looks that surprise in their defiance of mainstream conventions and coincidentally re-embrace the lost largess of centuries past; may we present some of the season’s best fur coat options for men.
References of the 19th century Great Renunciation merge with a more democratic contemporary style to create a new luxe approach to dressing. Clothing is designed to morph with the wearer, befitting his individual lifestyle and personality.
Icons from the rap music industry, re-embracing the centuries old style for long coats, played-up the “bad boy” swagger to the hilt, and introduced this style aesthetic to the mainstream.
This season the trend has taken hold and it doesn’t take much to see how quickly fur outerwear is settling into the well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Designers are showcasing fur styles that range from rugged street chic to elegant gent. Today’s take is much more Jet Set meets Wall Street than in-your-face Rapper swagger.
Of course shearling will always be the go-to menswear fur, as will fur-trimmed collars and fur scarves. But the novelty of Fall 2014-Winter 2015 is all about the easy fur coat, one that complements the wearer’s style without overwhelming it.
Is this Christmas going to be a furry Christmas for the guys?