This article has been written to try and explain just exactly what a shearling coat is, were it comes from and how it is made. The price of a shearling coat is a massive contributing factor to knowing just what you are buying. You can expect to pay $500 to $5000 for a genuine shearling depending on size, style and cut. There is also Faux shearling Jackets available, these can be as cheap as $50 and the thing to remember is you get what you pay for. Before buying one check prices across the internet, if it seems to cheap then it is probably faux. One thing to look at is were the pelts used to make the coat came from, the best places are Argentina and Spain.
You will have most certainly seen a shearling coat in your local shopping mall but you probably do not know how it is made, well that is sheepskin coats womens quite simple here is what it entails. Firstly the animal it is produced from is a sheep, they take a fully grown sheep (male or female) and remove the hide from the animal known as skinning. The wool is left on the hide which creates a well known sheepskin. The wool is cut to a short level amount and then bleached to make it nice and white. They tan the hide which then becomes leather, this is worked to make it very soft, The hide (leather) is then sometimes dyed to give you the colour you require. Your pelts are now ready to be used to make your coat. One side is leather the other side is wool, the wool is normally on the inside with the leather on the outside. A shearling coat can be fount in different cuts like Waist Length, Hip Length, ¾ Length and Full Length, for a typical full length jacket you can expect to use upto 3 hides.
There is a lot of fake shearling coats on the market today, one thing to look for is the word sherpa it may be on the tag or it may say it has a sherpa lining, this means the wool is not real (synthetic material). Sometimes real wool is used but it is attached afterwards either by stitching or even glued in poorer quality garments, this is not a real shearling jacket. Shearling is the same as a sheepskin but this name tends to be used for it because in a coat the wool is on the inside were as with most sheepskin products the wool is on the outside. When it comes to wearing a shearling coat you will notice that not only does it make you look good and turn heads, it will keep you very warm. Please remember when buying a faux shearling coat that it will not be as warm as a real one, wool is a natural insulator and you do not get that with a fake one. A quality shearling that has been tanned and treated to a high standard can last a lifetime, at the same time lower quality coats can end up shedding its wool ruining your beautiful coat.
You can get many shearling garments such as bags, purses, slippers, boots, hats, gloves and more. not only are shearling coats for women but also for men and they are just as fashionable.