When it comes to manly outerwear anything with shearling has to be right up there with the best of them. Originally used for keeping cowboys warm and then lining fighter pilot bomber jackets, shearling has made its way onto the runways. Brands and designers, both big and small, have embraced it this winter and it’s popping up everywhere.

But let’s be honest the real deal isn’t cheap. If the thought of the price you’ll pay or worse yet of perfectly happy sheep being skinned for the sake of your sartorial satisfaction is a bit nauseating, then track down faux shearling for a cost-effective, conscientious alternative

If you’re enjoying the seventies trend underpinning fashion at the moment – the shearling jacket – even if it’s just the collar like this cool River Island one – is the piece you’ve been waiting for.

We love this one by River Island featured in our Winter 16 Style eDition. See more here.