This is the third part of my Winter outerwear men’s guide I’m doing in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s Lenox in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to explore their Fall/Winter Men’s Store collection with Style Advisor Brian Short and he pointed me in the direction of this Shearling Bomber Jacket. I posted this on the day before Thanksgiving because I feel like it’s a good color and vibe for those traveling back home, hosting and still want to be fly with the fam’.

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The shearling collar is a classic that made a strong comeback this season. Growing up in the Mid-Atlantic, I can vividly remember my first sheepskin shearling gifted to me by my big bro in high school. After moving to Atlanta, with temps rarely falling below the 40s, I didn’t have much use for it so I eventually did the same favor of gifting it to another family member back home. ‘Tis the season right?!

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This combat style shearling is not quite as heavy as the one I grew up with. The collar is made of soft merino wool. It’s lean cut and duck down feather base make for light wearable warmth, complemented by a breathable cotton/nylon outer shell. So yes, this version is great for the Atlanta climate. Added bonus that you can pair almost everything with this shade of green that they affectionately refer to as, “Old Money”… I absolutely love that name.

Layered with a henley and denim is the way to go. A cotton waffle henley is a layering piece that you’ll see recurring in my posts because it works so well under heavier outerwear garments. A jacket is made for repeat wears in the season, so mix up what you layer it with and don’t forget the power of the scarf for personality. See my statement scarf post from last winter here.

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Mixing a classic look with modern sensibility makes for great jackets and outerwear. More cold to come so more outerwear looks and tips coming in like the weather. Have you seen part 1 of and part 2 of my Winter Outerwear Men’s Guide?

Henley by Ralph Lauren | Jacket by Ralph Lauren | Denim by Diesel | Photos by Ron Hill shot in Downtown Atlanta| All clothing available at Bloomingdale’s Lenox

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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