This feature originally appears in Complex's December/January 2015 issue.
Mink out of your price range? No worries, shearling is an even better alternative. The hardy winter fabric combines the rugged quality of leather with the warmth of wool, and it’s the go-to choice for certified badasses like Bane and Shaft. Fortunately, you don’t need to have a bald head to rock it well. Modern interpretations from Y-3 and Jonathan Saunders update the classics without making them too fashion-y. Not sure if you can pull off a head-to-toe shearling look? Shepherd the trend into your wardrobe with accessories like gloves or slip-on sneakers.
Fleece Shirt Jacket: H&M, $50, available at hm.com
Mittens: Our Legacy, $139, available at ourlegacy.se
Shearling-collar Suede Jacket: Coach, $998, available at coach.com
Bomber Jacket: Trademark, $425, available at trade-mark.com
Hoodie: Y-3, $375, available at y-3.com
Slip-On Sneakers: Joshua Sanders, $390, available at joshua-sanders.com