Emma Watson Favors Edgy Leather and Sheepskin Jacket On the Go
Ever wonder what types of clothing the rich and famous rely on when they are busy filming movies, traveling from coast to coast, and otherwise keeping up with their insanely busy lives? Up-and-coming British actress and star of the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson, is one celebrity who somehow effortlessly combines comfort and class to create some of the most casual yet stylish travel wardrobes out there. And judging by recent photos of Miss Emma Watson departing from LAX airport and dashing around New York, the 22-year-old star has at least one go-to item in her impressive wardrobe: an edgy leather and sheepskin jacket.
Plenty of celebrities are on board with the sheepskin look, sporting sheepskin jackets, boots and other shearling clothing in a variety of colors and designs. And why not? Not only is sheepskin incredibly warm and comfortable, but it’s also a product that matches practically any outfit and never seems to go out of style, making it one no-brainer of an investment. When it comes to long flights, shooting films and honing her multi-tasking skills, Emma Watson seems to rely on the same sheepskin jacket to keep her warm and comfortable on the go. The actress’ favorite jacket features a cream-colored sheepskin body with edgy black leather sleeves that appear to be removable, making the coat perfect for year-round wear.
While passing through LAX, Emma Watson donned her shearling coat and completed her travel wear with a cozy watercolor sweater over top a long gray jersey top, a blue knit scarf, black leggings, blue ankle boots and Ray Ban sunglasses. On her trip to New York, Emma paired the same comfortable sheepskin jacket with a white sweater, black skinny jeans, Balenciaga low-top trainers and her stylish black Ray Bans. Because sheepskin functions as both a comfortable and fashionable apparel, whether she is off-duty or on, Emma Watson’s shearling jacket complements virtually any outfit she chooses to wear.
The fact that shearling products are favored by men, women and children of all ages, regardless of their celebrity status (or lack there of), is proof that sheepskin slippers, coats and boots are the perfect go-to accessory to add a little something extra to casual and dressy outfits alike. And while the always-stylish Emma Watson prefers to match her shearling jacket with a sweater, black leggings or skinny jeans and trainers, the look would be just as complete with a black dress and heels or tights and black boots for dressier events, making it the perfect addition to any wardrobe, celebrity or not!
Step Out in Minnetonka Sheepskin Slippers, Boots and Moccasins
The Minnetonka brand has been a staple of American comfort and style since 1946, and the company’s unwavering dedication to quality materials and superb craftsmanship has remained a constant throughout the past six decades. As an official retailer of Minnetonka-brand products, we offer a variety of stylish and luxurious sheepskin slippers, moccasins and boots at The Sheepherder that are perfect for indoor or outdoor wear. The durability and versatility of sheepskin footwear makes Minnetonka boots, moccasins and slippers a practical purchase for men, women and children of all ages. And, as with any product carrying the Minnetonka label, you can feel confident in the caliber of our shearling footwear.
Softsole Moccasin Slippers
Traditional softsole moccasins are perfect for lounging around the house on chilly evenings, or for stepping out of bed and into warmth first thing in the morning. The stitched-on suede soles are soft and flexible, and the snug, slip-on design is the perfect answer to a long day’s work. Imagine relaxing into the comfort of shearling after spending the day on your feet, and it will be hard to pass up these Minnetonka sheepskin slippers. Made with 100% sheepskin, rich suede footwear like the Minnetonka Men’s Softsole slippers can be worn any time of year and are made to last far longer than your typical house slipper.
Convenient Mule Sheepskin Slip-Ons
If you dread leaving your shearling footwear behind in the mornings, take your cozy slippers outdoors and check out Minnetonka’s footwear constructed with a hard rubber sole. One of the most popular Minnetonka products we carry at The Sheepherder is the Ladies’ Mule Sheepskin Slipper, an attractive open-back slipper that is easily slipped on or off for comfy but convenient wear. With a slip-resistant, hard rubber sole, this durable Minnetonka slipper is suitable to be worn either indoors or outdoors, and its soft sheepskin construction will keep your feet cozy in cold and warm weather alike.
Warm and Cozy Shearling Boots
Another popular shearling item for outdoor wear is the Minnetonka sheepskin boot, a luxurious,warm product suitable for men, women and even children. Because of its natural hollow fibers, shearling wicks away moisture from the skin, keeping your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter, which makes the sheepskin boots a great purchase, especially for kids. Not only are shearling boots comfortable and practical, but they have exploded as a global trend in recent years. With a choice between the tall or short Sheepskin Pug Boot made by Minnetonka, you can ward off the winter chill in style this season.
Sheepskin Garments Hit the Runway in Europe
Two thousand and twelve was a big year for sheepskin, and the much-loved material graced everything from the wardrobe of the everyday American to the shoulders of runway models in fashion capitals like Milan and Paris. Sheepskin jackets in particular were featured among the best of the collections coming down the runway in Europe during men’s fashion week, pegging shearling garments as a must-have for this fall and winter. With its versatility and durability, sheepskin has proven itself to be a favorite trend for this winter and upcoming spring, and is sure to offer some great inspiration to start upgrading your own wardrobe now.
Slip into a Sheepskin Coat this New Year’s Eve
With its warm and cozy embrace, a sheepskin coat is the perfect complement to a cute, slim-line outfit to be worn underneath, especially during the winter. If you’re heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, for example, you don’t have to sacrifice the elegance of your outfit to stay warm. From satin evening dresses to lightweight sweaters, shearling jackets provide all the warmth without forfeiting a bit of style. So borrow a look from Milan’s fashion week and pair our men’s Colorado sheepskin coat with a sleek suit or our ladies’ Cattleman sheepskin coat with a chic and sexy dress to ring in the New Year.
Shearling Boots: From Surfer to Chic
Perhaps even more popular than sheepskin jackets though, is the shearling boot or slipper. Initially a trademark of the Australian surfing culture in the 1960s, the utilitarian sheepskin boots are now simultaneously coveted as a fashion symbol by runway models in Milan and Paris, celebrities like Jessica Simpson and the average American man, woman and even child. The fact that shearling slippers and boots have morphed from a “surfer dude” staple to the latest European trend proves that, dressy or casual, shearling is the perfect companion to any outfit.
Add Sheepskin Garments to Your Wardrobe
Although sheepskin is by no means a new look, its recent reemergence on the runway in Europe has piqued the interest of consumers looking for a stylish way to stay warm this winter. Shearling isn’t just for winter though; sheepskin hides are processed in such a way that they actually wick away moisture and naturally keep you cool in warm weather as well, making them suitable for year-round wear. Crafted by hand using only the highest-quality shearling, our sheepskin coats, slippers and vests at the Sheepherder are some of the best shearling products on the market. And with their chic appeal and careful construction, our sheepskin garments are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Sheepskin Accessories Make the Perfect Stocking Stuffers
It’s not always easy to find quality gifts that are affordable enough to be used as stocking stuffers, but our sheepskin accessories might be just the items you’re looking for. From cozy sheepskin mittens to shearling seatbelt covers and eyeglass cases, we have a variety of fun and stylish sheepskin accessories that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face during the upcoming holidays. Check out these great stocking stuffer gift ideas and keep the entire family in sheepskin this winter!
Sheepskin Mittens for the Whole Family
Mittens are a great idea for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers, and we carry shearling mittens in adult, child and baby sizes, so you can stock up for the whole family. Sheepskin is the perfect material to use for mittens, because the shearling on the inside naturally keeps your fingers nice and warm while the water-resistant suede on the outside protects your hands from rain, snow and the winter chill. Shearling mittens can also be treated with a rain and stain shield to help the suede repel water and avoid soiling. Our sheepskin mittens come in a variety of colors, all with attractive wool-out seams and a D-ring and clip so you can easily attach them to your coat.
Thick and Soft Shearling Seatbelt Covers
If you’ve got a frequent driver in the family, a sheepskin seatbelt cover is a great stocking stuffer idea. For those people who spend a lot of time in the car – either commuting for work or driving to and from school – constantly wearing a seatbelt can be pretty uncomfortable. Our shearling seatbelt covers are hand-crafted using the same soft, thick material that sheepskin seat covers are made from, protecting your neck from being rubbed raw by the seatbelt. With a variety of color options – including ivory, sahara, grey, black and even pink – and an easy velcro closure, our sheepskin seatbelt covers make a great holiday gift for anyone in the family.
Durable iPhone and Eyeglass Cases
Another sheepskin accessory that makes a great stocking stuffer is our shearling iPhone case or eyeglass case. Both items are constructed using high-quality shearling, which offers excellent protection for your phone or glasses and makes for a stylish case as well. Our sheepskin iPhone and eyeglass cases are handmade to order based on your color preferences, and are durable enough to put up with some abuse in the bottom of your purse or in your car. Sheepskin is in this season, and our fun and stylish accessories are a great way to give the gift of shearling to friends and family this holiday season. So, whether you’re finishing up your shopping or just getting started, check out our sheepskin accessories at The Sheepherder for the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. There’s still time to order before Christmas!
Celebs Love Their Sheepskin, And So Will You!
Sheepskin isn’t just for winter anymore! All the hottest celebrities are donning sheepskin this season, and not just to keep their feet warm on those crisp December evenings. Sheepskin has morphed from a utilitarian product worn years ago – primarily for warmth and comfort – into a worldwide fashion statement among men, women and children alike – one that combines style and functionality in the most perfect of ways. And one of the best things about shearling garments like the ones we craft at The Sheepherder is that they are appropriate for men and women of all ages, evidenced by sheepskin-wearing celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Tom Brady and Katy Perry.
We Make Shearling Garments That Last
Classic sheepskin boots, slippers and jackets have been around for decades, and the recent boost they have seen among Hollywood stars and starlets has made them a popular option for men, women and children around the world. And, while you may not necessarily take your everyday fashion advice from celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, the fact that so many stars are embracing shearling for winter, spring, summer and fall-wear is only further evidence of its exceptional quality and style. Take a look at our wide selection of Sheepherder sheepskin slippers, vests and jackets, and find the shearling product that will keep you comfortable and in style for years to come.
Celebrities in Sheepskin Gallery
Our sheepskin garments are certainly loved by adults, but there’s no reason young children can’t enjoy the comfort and durability of soft, plush sheepskin too! Sheepskin is one of the softest and most luxurious materials out there, which makes it a fine choice for children’s stuffed animals. We take pride in the quality of our shearling products at The Sheepherder, and we are fully devoted to creating sheepskin items for the entire family to enjoy. That’s why, in addition to shearling jackets, vests, slippers and accessories, we also offer handcrafted sheepskin animals that make perfect gifts for your little ones.
Soft and Cuddly Sheepskin Teddy Bears
Our small sheepskin teddy bear is soft and snuggly, made from luxurious shearling wool and stuffed with wool shavings to make it the perfect cuddle buddy for children and even adults. The sheepskin teddy bear comes in a variety of tones, which you can hand pick to match your child’s favorite color, and is outfitted with a leather nose, eyes and tongue. To care for this little sheepskin friend, don’t wash or soak through the suede; simply touch up the wool with a small amount of liquid soap and water, and he (or she) is good to go!
Luxurious Sheepskin Bunny Rabbits
If your son or daughter is over the teddy bear phase, an adorable sheepskin bunny could be the perfect fit. Our cuddly little shearling rabbits are delightfully soft, and, like the teddy bears, are stuffed with sheepskin shavings to create a perfectly huggable friend for your child. Choose from a variety of colors, including ivory, sahara, gold misty, ranch, grey, basic black and pink, or mix and match tones to create a personalized sheepskin bunny for a baby shower, Christmas or birthday gift. Caring for your sheepskin bunny is easy; simply touch up the wool with water and liquid soap, being careful not to soak through the suede, and the stuffed animal will
Sheepskin Stuffed Animals for Children and Adults
Just like our shearling garments, our sheepskin stuffed animals at The Sheepherder are constructed with comfort and durability in mind, and are made to last. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your child, niece, nephew, or family friend, our sheepskin teddy bears and bunnies are sure to fit the bill. These luxurious sheepskin stuffed animals are, by design, safe for children, complete with leather accents instead of glass or plastic eyes and noses that can hurt or pose a choking hazard for small children. Our sheepskin teddy bears and rabbits are looking for a good home, and are so cute and loveable, you may even want to keep one for yourself!
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We take pride in the fact that our sheepskin garments at The Sheepherder are constructed using only high-quality shearling from the finest tanneries in the United States. When it comes down to it, there is nothing quite like the silky wool and smooth suede found only in genuine sheepskin hides, and when you order a shearling product from our Colorado shop, you can rest assured that authentic sheepskin is exactly what you’re going to get. Here at The Sheepherder, we leave the guesswork out of shearling garments, handcrafting high-quality sheepskin jackets, vests, slippers and accessories for every single one of our customers, satisfaction guaranteed. Despite their major differences though, it may not always be easy to differentiate between high-quality and low-quality sheepskin, which is why we have compiled for you the major pros and cons of genuine sheepskin and faux shearling garments below.
Authentic Shearling Coats and Slippers
Shearling, which consists of the skin from a yearling sheep or lamb that has only been shorn once, is a hide that is tanned with the soft wool still attached. Before we can create custom sheepskin garments with the material, the shearling must be processed, which takes a full 21 days. The resulting product is a soft, supple sheepskin, unlike the dry and scratchy sheepskin often found in imitation products. One of the most favorable features of genuine sheepskin is that, when the hide is processed correctly, it will naturally wick away moisture and remain cool even in warm weather. This is because real sheepskin has hollow hair shafts, which allows air to flow in and around the hairs, preventing sweating and keeping you comfortable year-round. In addition, when properly cared for, authentic shearling garments will last a very long time, unlike imitation products that may begin to show wear and tear early on.
Imitation Sheepskin Products
Regardless of how genuine they may look or feel, imitation or synthetic sheepskin coats, vests or slippers just aren’t the same quality you’ll find in an authentic sheepskin product. But how can you tell the difference between the two? Unlike genuine shearling, the wool you see in a faux sheepskin garment is a separate lining that is glued, mended or sewn to the suede. Imitation shearling garments are also usually made from polyester or acrylic – materials that are far less breathable than sheepskin and may keep you warm, but will also trap moisture and make you sweat. Although faux sheepskin products are typically cheaper than the real thing, the long-term usability and durability of the jacket, vest or slippers just won’t stand up to the authentic handcrafted garments we create at The Sheepherder. In the end, despite the fact that imitation sheepskin may resemble a genuine shearling product, the end product is far from authentic.
How to Fit a Custom Sheepskin Coat or Vest
The main quality that sets Sheepherder shearling jackets and vests apart from other sheepskin garments is that all of our items are custom-made to order, created by hand in our Colorado shop to match your specific requests for fit, style and color. The result is a beautiful, stylish sheepskin coat or vest handcrafted to your individual specifications, and guaranteed to look and fit great. In order to achieve this sleek, tailored look though, it’s important that your sheepskin garment is properly sized, which is why we ask that all of our customers submit a fitting sheet along with their order for a custom shearling jacket or vest. Our Sheepherder sheepskin products are made with careful attention to quality and detail, and the result is a comfortable and durable genuine sheepskin coat or vest.
Taking Accurate Measurements for Shearling Outerwear
In order to guarantee the best fit for your shearling vest or jacket, it is important to obtain an accurate measurement of several different parts of your body. The following are the different measurements we need to create a comfortably-fitting and properly-sized custom sheepskin coat or vest:
- For sheepskin outerwear, height, weight and suit or dress size are three critical measurements, helping us to create a custom item that isn’t too tight, too loose, too long or too short.
- Another number we need is the width of your shoulders, taken by measuring around your entire body – front and back – at the fullest part of the shoulders, with your arms relaxed at your sides.
- Next is the chest or bust, which can be calculated by measuring around your chest with the tape measure under the armpits and over the shoulder blades.
- To accurately calculate the waist, measure around your stomach at your natural waistline, or around the fullest part of your belly, allowing for some movement and breathing room.
- For the hips, take a measurement around your entire body at the fullest part of the butt while standing comfortably with your feet slightly apart.
- Finally, to calculate the proper length of your sleeves (for a coat only), measure from the tip of your shoulder to the crease of the thumb and forefinger, with your arm hanging at your side.
One of the most important things to remember when taking measurements for sheepskin outerwear is to remain relaxed, breathe normally and don’t suck in!
Quality Shearling Garments from Authentic Hides
Here at The Sheepherder, we pride ourselves on working with only the highest quality sheepskin materials, using authentic hides that are a valuable by-product of sheep commercially raised in the Rocky Mountain states. Because sheepskin is a natural hide, your shearling jacket or vest will mold to your body over time, but it will not stretch or shrink like other fabrics or imitation sheepskin garments may. Sheepskin products may feel stiff the first time you put them on, which is normal, but after a few wears your shearling vest or coat will become noticeably softer and more supple. Sheepskin vests and jackets are comfortable and stylish, and are sure to last for years to come. For more information about how to fit a custom shearling garment, visit our fitting room and let us get started on your custom sheepskin coat or vest today!