Here at The Sheepherder, our sheepskin garments are 100% genuine products, meaning they are made in the USA using the hides of sheep commercially raised in the Rocky Mountain states and are not synthetic in any way, shape or form. To process and tan the high-quality shearling we use in our coats, slippers and other sheepskin garments, the hides are put through a very precise 21-day process, which leaves us with a soft, warm and comfortable material that naturally wicks away moisture from the body. Because our shearling garments are constructed using natural hides, there may be small variations in different dye lots, but the overall color will be consistent throughout the garment. Keep in mind, we offer a variety of attractive colors for our sheepskin jackets, vests, slippers and other products, so you can choose the color that suits you best!
Customize Your Sheepskin Product
Sheepherder shearling garments are made using one continuous piece of natural hide, meaning the wool is not glued or sewn to the leather, as it might be in an imitation sheepskin coat or jacket. The natural color of sheep’s wool is a mixture of gray and white, but the wool used in a shearling garment is typically bleached white or can be dyed grey, black, brown or even pink to complement the color of the outside leather portion of the product. At the same time, the hide is tanned and may also be dyed to match the color of the inside wool for a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing sheepskin garment. At The Sheepherder, we offer a variety of stylish colors for our shearling garments so that our customers can truly customize the look of their sheepskin product, as well as its size, fit and style.
Sheepskin Garment Colors at The Sheepherder
If you are interested in a men’s, ladies’ or children’s sheepskin garment, we offer these products in the following colors: Ivory, Sahara, Gold Misty, Ranch, Grey, Basic Black and Pink. Again, regardless of the color of the sheepskin product you choose, both the wool and leather will be dyed so they match. We also offer top-quality ladies’ deerskin vests and men’s elkskin vests, both of which come in Palomino, Gold, Saddle, Mahogany, Chocolate and Basic Black. Sheepskin slippers have always been a favorite among men, women and children, and shearling jackets and coats have recently come back in style for all age groups. One of the great things about shearling garments is that they are appropriate for both dressy and casual wear, and, at The Sheepherder, you can choose whichever color you think will work best for your style!
The holidays are just around the corner, and our warm and comfy sheepskin products at The Sheepherder make a great gift for the whole family for fall and winter. Even better, because our shearling outerwear is made from genuine sheepskin, which has natural hollow fibers, our slippers, vests and jackets wick away moisture and will even keep you cool in the hot summer months. The following are our top picks for sheepskin gifts this holiday season – all custom-made by Diane Blessing in her shop in Alma, Colorado, and all guaranteed to fit and feel great. So, visit The Sheepherder to give the gift of sheepskin garments this holiday season, and wrap your family in comfort and style that will last year-round.
Cozy Sheepskin Slippers for Children
Our luxurious shearling slippers offer the utmost in comfort and durability, and are the perfect gift for your little one, regardless of his or her age. The Sheepherder’s shearling slippers are custom-made in the USA, and we use only the highest-quality materials in our products, so they are sure to last longer than the typical pair of kids shoes you find in retail stores. Our sheepskin footwear for kids is second to none, and we offer shearling slippers for men and women too, so keep your whole family’s feet warm in The Sheepherder sheepskin slippers this winter!
Stylish Ladies’ Shearling Vests
Our best-selling sheepskin vest for women is the Ladies Wrangler Sheepskin Vest – a versatile and comfortable shearling vest suitable for either dressy or casual wear. The Sheepherder ladies’ sheepskin vest is designed to be slim-fitting, and features stylish wool-out trim and antler toggles with loops for easy closure. Our shearling vests for women are tanned and constructed right here in the USA, and even the buttons are natural, handmade from the antlers shed naturally by deer and elk. Another sheepskin vest option for women is the Ladies’ Silverheels Sheepskin Vest, which features a sleek design and elegant, hand-stamped sterling silver buttons.
Sheepskin Jackets and Coats for Men
The shearling jacket preferred by most men is our Men’s Classic Sheepskin Coat, a warm and comfortable jacket that boasts a traditional design perfect for dressing up or for casual wear. This custom-made sheepskin coat for men features a leather-trimmed collar and oversized pockets, which give the jacket a classic but stylish look. Other great shearling coat gift ideas for your boyfriend, husband, father or son include our Cattleman jacket, the Colorado sheepskin coat, our Long Classic jacket, the Rancher jacket, and our Men’s Riding sheepskin coat. Shearling jackets for men have regained their popularity, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to give the gift of sheepskin this winte
No matter how hard you try to fight it, the kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to fall off the trees, and summer has come to an end. What better way to transition into your fall wardrobe than to treat yourself to a cozy and luxurious sheepskin garment, custom-made especially for you? At The Sheepherder, we take pride in all of our shearling outerwear and sheepskin slippers and footwear, and even our accessories – like headwear and toys – are carefully constructed with premium materials and close attention to detail. We offer a variety of quality Sheepherder sheepskin products for men, women and children, all of which are hand-crafted by Diane Blessing herself, in her shop in Alma, Colorado.
Sheepskin for Fall
The sticky summer heat has finally given way to crisp autumn weather, and we are getting plenty of requests for sheepskin coats and shearling slippers from customers looking for ways to stay warm this fall and winter. October is just around the corner, and whether you live in the mountains or at the beach, a comfortable shearling vest or a patchwork sheepskin blanket could offer the ultimate warmth for those chilly mornings and cool evenings that are sure to come. If you’re researching the best sheepskin products for fall, look no further. At The Sheepherder, our sheepskin coats, vests, slippers, and shearling accessories are all handmade in the USA , and we use only the highest-quality materials in our products, so you know you are getting the very best!
With the popularity of the Dark Knight Rises, sheepskin jackets have gotten a unexpectedly new cool. Although I must admit I haven’t seen the movie yet, a phone call from a potential client the other day got me interested. He was asking if we could custom make him a jacket like the sheepskin coat the main character in the Batman movie wears. Well, I thought, why not? We searched some images of Bane, the lead character, to check out what his sheepskin outerwear looked like.
If you haven’t seen the movie, here’s a pretty good picture of the villian, Bane:
Now that we have the image, the next question is: can we make you a sheepskin coat like the Batman movie? Well, we’ve decided we can come pretty close. The coat that Bane wears in the Dark Knight Rises is not too far off from our Men’s Classic Coat in a 3/4 length. We could make it full length if you wanted (there are always extra charges if we add on length). We can match the collar, the sleeves and the general look and feel. The pockets on Bane’s sheepskin coat are a little difficult and we might not be able to match those exactly, but we can put on a pocket that will compliment the jacket in general. The loops on this mens sheepskin coat buttons can be copied as well.
The one curiosity on this Batman movie coat is that it looks like this coat is made from one long piece of shearling, rather than having a yoke – or separate piece for the shoulders. I don’t know that we could get one full piece of shearling long enough to make the coat seamless, but we can surely do a yoke that is not too noticable.
The client that called about the Batman shearling coat asked if we could do wool seams and lining for a little different look. We can always customize your sheepskin coat with small details like that, if you would like. Same goes for the color – despite the worn and dirty look of the anarchist in the picture, if I had to guess I would say the coat is a grey on white color. We do have grey on grey or tan on white, but we don’t have that exact color combo. However, we have tons of other sheepskin colors that would look great with this look.
It’s always nice when an item that is as underestimated like sheepskin gets an unexpected boost from a big Hollywood movie! Well, we’ll see if sheepskin jackets become the next big rage – they’ve always been a solid classic. Don’t forget, the The Sheepherder also makes top quality shearling vests for women, children and men, as well as ladies sheepskin coats and great cozy sheepskin slippers for the whole family. And it’s all made by hand in the USA!
Now, the scary Hannibal Lector mask… we’ll leave that up to you.
Whether you live in the mountains or in the “flatlands” as we call them here in the mountains, a shearling vest is always a a good choice. A Wrangler shearling vest for women or a Mountaineer shearling vest for men will see you through those chilly mornings and evenings no matter where you live, summer or winter. They give you comfort and style all in one package. Sheepskin vests keep the core insulated, while allowing greater freedom of movement.
Each sheepskin vest is custom made by Diane at her shop high in the Rocky Mountain town of Alma, Colorado. If you are traveling in the area for a summer trip, plan on a stop there to view her full line of shearling coats, vests and accessories for men, women and children at The Sheepherder store. Take the time and get personally measured for your custom shearling to assure the perfect fit. Diane is always at the store to help with your decisions on any type of shearling product.
As always “Made in the USA”
Shearling is a unique natural product. Shearling, or sheepskin by definition is a sheep’s hide that has been tanned for a specific use. In all cases, the sheep has been shorn several times for it’s wool, that is why these hides are referred to as as shearling. All sheep are raised for the meat (mutton, lamb, lamb chops, etc.) So the hides are only a by-product of the primary purpose of this animal.
Shearling and Sheepskin Facts
The tanning process for sheep is different from other animals. These sheepskin hides are tanned in natural salts and alkaloids so the pollution factor is minimal as these are all natural products. The hairs and hair follices themselves are hollow so that the wool portion of the hides performs two vital functions.:
* First of all, it wicks all excess moisture away from the skin.
* Secondly, it allows the skin to breathe. This is why shearling slippers are such an ideal product for both summer and winter because it keeps the skin warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
We offer many different styles of sheepskin slippers gauranteed to satisfy everyone’s personal needs. The scuff sheeepskin slipper is always a good choice for warmer weather areas that use air conditioning in the summer. They take the chill off those tile floors while letting your feet bathe in the plush comfort of all natural shearling.
Cared for properly our shearling styles last for years.
When it comes to sheepskin coats and other shearling products, the key to purchasing the most comfortable garments made with the highest-quality materials is finding an individual or shop that makes sheepskin slippers and apparel by hand. If you buy sheepskin products from a chain or factory, you never really know what you’re going to get. On the other hand, by visiting (in person or online) authentic sheepskin shops like The Sheepherder in Alma, Colorado, you can ensure that you are going to get what you paid for: a comfortable, warm shearling jacket, coat, pair of slippers or vest, hand-crafted to fit your specific fit, style and color preferences. What’s more, custom-made sheepskin slippers and shearling jackets from authentic sheepskin shops like The Sheepherder can craft quality and comfortable custom shearling slippers for men, women and even children!
Ladies Footwear and Sheepskin Slippers
By creating quality sheepskin slippers made from genuine shearling, and hand-crafted to order, sheepskin shops like The Sheepherder can offer customers a variety of sheepskin slipper options made from the most comfortable and highest-quality materials. One of The Sheepherder’s most popular options for shearling slippers is the Ladies Adult Sheepskin Slipper, a classic scuff-style shearling slipper. With its easy slip-on wear and naturally insulating, breathable and moisture-resistant sheepskin, this ladies shearling slipper is perfect for year-round wear. If you’re looking for a more traditional shearling slipper for women, check out The Sheepherder’s Ladies Sheepskin Slipper, a luxurious shearling slipper choice providing customers the utmost in warmth and style. Crafted from genuine sheepskin, the natural, soft wool keeps your feet cozy, while the authentic sheepskin hide allows your feet to breathe comfortably. The Sheepherder’s traditional sheepskin slipper features wool-out seams for style and a tough cowhide sole for durability unsurpassed by imitation sheepskin slippers.
Mens Shearling Slippers and Sheepskin Footwear
Most men look for exceptional comfort and durability in their sheepskin slippers as well, which is why The Sheepherder also offers the traditional Mens Sheepskin Slipper and scuff-style shearling slipper, crafted specifically for men. Offered in a variety of colors and custom-made to order, these two styles of mens sheepskin slippers offer unrivaled durability and comfort in a stylish shearling slipper. And, since The Sheepherder is an authorized Minnetonka retailer, other popular options for mens sheepskin slippers by The Sheepherder include the Mens Ugg-style Sheepskin Boot and mens Minnetonka sheepskin slippers and moccasins. Made in the USA and crafted from naturally durable, breathable and moisture-resistant sheepskin hide, these mens shearling slippers offer comfort and function for wear in both the winter and summer. The Ugg-style sheepskin boot is 9” high and comes with a non-slip, hard rubber sole for the best grip in winter weather. The mens moccasins feature thick, dense and luxurious sheepskin wool on the inside, with 100% shearling hide on the outside, and an indoor/outdoor hard rubber sole on the bottom to keep your sheepskin moccasins lasting longer than ever.
Sheepskin Slippers and Footwear for Children
When purchasing your ladies and mens sheepskin slippers this year, don’t forget about the kids! The Sheepherder keeps function, comfort and warmth in mind when crafting childrens sheepskin slippers, offering a diverse selection of shearling footwear options perfect for any season. Check out the traditional Kids Sheepskin Slipper and find that The Sheepherder offers these traditional adult slippers in a smaller size without sacrificing quality or durability. Keep your childrens’ feet comfy and cozy in these sheepskin slippers, and you may find you have a hard time getting them off their feet! Sheepskin’s natural hollow fibers wick away moisture and will keep your kids’ feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer, unlike imitation shearling slippers. And with The Sheepherder’s great prices on kids sheepskin slippers, you’ll have a hard time saying no to this great sheepskin slipper purchase!
Imitation shearling products may resemble authentic sheepskin in appearance, but the comfort, fit and durability of The Sheepherder’s sheepskin garments and accessories are unmatched by any imitation or synthetic items. Sheepskin slippers, jackets, blankets and shearling winter wear are some of the most sought-after products on the market, due to their reputation as high-quality, comfortable and durable garments. Although there are a number of sheepskin chains and retailers offering imitation sheepskin products in the U.S., The Sheepherder of Alma, Colorado is one of the few establishments offering customers genuine sheepskin products that are custom-fit and made by hand specific to its customers’ needs.
Benefits of True Shearling Outerwear
Sheepskin, also called lambskin or shearling, is the hide of a sheep, and is tanned with the fleece intact in order to make quality and comfortable sheepskin products. Sheepskin is used to produce sheepskin leather products and a variety of soft wool-lined clothing items, including hats, gloves, jackets, boots, and Ugg-style sheepskin boots. The fleece of sheepskin has exceptional insulating properties, and is also resistant to flame and static electricity. The wool of the sheepskin used by the Sheepherder is also extremely dense, which gives these sheepskin products unmatched cushioning capability for extreme comfort and durability.
Custom-Made Sheepskin Slippers and Shearling Garments
The high-quality shearling used by the Sheepherder in making sheepskin products is one piece of continuous natural hide, which means the wool is not sewn or glued to the suede, as it may be in imitation sheepskin products. All Sheepherder sheepskin garments and items are handmade at the time of the order for a custom fit tailored to consumers’ specifications for color, style and size. The Sheepherder has been using premium products to create handcrafted sheepskin products for over twenty years, ensuring that all Sheepherder customers receive a one-of-a-kind item made with impeccable quality and attention to detail.
Shearling slippers have been a favorite for centuries, due to the unrivaled comfort and durability these products offer, compared to regular slippers. Purchasing sheepskin slippers is a great way to keep your feet comfortable, dry and warm during the winter season, and they are even ideal for the summer months as well, as the insulating qualities of sheepskin keep your feet cool even in high temperatures. Sheepskin’s durability is unsurpassed by other natural fibers and woven wool alternatives, which is why the Sheepherder uses genuine sheepskin for all its products. Sheepherder sheepskin slippers are renowned for their comfort and quality, but it is the fine craftsmanship that the Sheepherder devotes to each and every sheepskin product that sets these sheepskin items apart from those offered by competitors.
Creating Durable Sheepskin Products
The Sheepherder uses only the finest sheepskin, sheared from the skins of domestic sheep from the Rocky Mountain states. The sheep, deer and elk used for Sheepherder skins are not endangered species. The sheep are raised commercially for their meat, and their hides are tanned and processed in the United States to create high-quality Sheepherder sheepskin products. The intricate process of creating this authentic sheepskin takes twenty-one days and results in a hide that naturally wicks away moisture from the body. Sheepherder products feature top-grade lambskins for the body of the garment, with natural elk and deer antler for the buttons, and sturdy nylon thread to keep it all together. The Sheepherder uses the softest and most supple skins for jacket sleeves and collars to ensure the greatest comfort and flexibility.
One of the most valuable characteristics of sheepskin is its durability. Because sheepskin is so durable, women’s and men’s sheepskin slippers and other sheepskin products are not subject to the normal wear and tear that eventually ruin other synthetic products. Taking proper care of your sheepskin product, which includes using the recommended cleaning products, can help make it last nearly a lifetime. The Sheepherder recommends that customers use a rain and stain shield to protect the suede or leather, and a suede conditioner/cleaner should be used to remove most spotting. If sheepskin slippers or another shearling product becomes overly soiled, it should be taken to a professional dry cleaner experienced in cleaning suede and/or leather and sheepskin.
Shearling Slippers Made in the USA
As winter temperatures dip below freezing, don’t sacrifice the warmth and comfort of your family’s feet this holiday season. Keep your toes toasty this winter with our custom sheepskin slippers, which are made of genuine shearling from the skins of domestic sheep raised right in the Rocky Mountain states. These shearling slippers happen to make perfect stocking stuffers for both adults and children, and are guaranteed to bring a smile to your child’s face. When you order from us, you know that you’re getting exactly what you pay for: quality, comfort and durability in a stylish, authentic sheepskin slipper. Place your order today and get Sheepherder shearling slippers for the whole family in time for Christmas.
Sheepskin Slippers for Everyone!
Sheepherder shearling slippers come in two styles: a traditional sheepskin slipper and a scuff, slip-on sheepskin slipper, both of which are available in men’s and women’s sizes. We also have a children’s traditional sheepskin slipper design, which comes in a variety of colors that are perfect for both boys and girls. Plus, our sheepskin slippers are custom-designed and hand-sewn to suit each individual wearer, based on individual size and color specifications, which means each and every product is unique and made especially for you. Our men’s and women’s sheepskin slippers are one of our best-selling items, so don’t wait to order yours!
Ugg-Style Sheepskin Slippers
One of our most popular types of winter wear is the Ugg-style sheepskin slipper, which is known for its unbeatable warmth and durability. Choose from our Minnetonka sheepskin boot in short or tall and keep your feet, ankles and legs warm even in freezing temperatures and the snow. Short or tall, all Sheepherder Ugg-style slippers have non-slip, hard rubber soles that provide a great grip even in winter weather. Sheepskin is the ultimate material for Ugg-style boots; there is nothing that matches the warmth and comfort provided by genuine shearling sheepskin. And shearling’s unique natural fibers wick away moisture, keeping your feet warm in the winter and even cool in the summer!
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Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, or even yourself, Sheepherder sheepskin slippers make the perfect holiday gift. These custom-made items wrap your feet in 100% shearling, providing unmatched comfort, durability and warmth during the coldest of days. Slip into authentic sheepskin slippers first thing in the morning, or relax in Ugg-style shearling slippers on crisp evenings; these unique slippers are perfect for any time of year. Let us help you give the gift of warmth and comfort this Christmas, with Sheepherder sheepskin slippers!