Kissing Cousins: The Shearling Edition

Today’s Currently Coveting pick is brought to you by a very special episode of Kissing Cousins: The Shearling Edition. The two jackets pictured above that I’ve got my eye on for winter aren’t twins, but I’m sure you’ll agree that they look quite similar. Both oversized leather biker beauties are lined with furry delightfulness. Each version also has asymmetrical details in the front and some well-placed hardware that adds some character. Pound for pound, the naked eye doesn’t see a huge discrepancy at first glance. But you know what will notice a difference? Your wallet. Can you guess which one is the investment piece? Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute…

If you named the version on the right as the answer, then you would be WRONG! That’s the more fiscally responsible choice from Topshop and may further appeal to you if you’re more into faux leather/fur alternatives instead of the real deal Holyfield. The version on the left is the splurge choice from Acne with its luxurious leather and black shearling. It’s the jacket that launched a thousand (or tens of thousands of) internet searches (and is sold out almost everywhere).

Whichever way you go, you can rest assured knowing that many a great shearling wearer has come before you like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Now it’s up to you to make your choice.