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Got a fur line sheepskin jacket...
My Ma says they cost a packet...

she always beat me at subbuteo...
cos she flicked to kick...
and I didn't know....


So went the Undertones song, and these sheepskin jackets have a long history with football.  The 1970s these jackets were worn by football managers, commentators, and wags as soccer is a winter game in the UK and the terraces and touchlines were cold and windy. Still are most levels.
Temperatures inside a sheepskin coat even in sub zero temperatures are 70-80 degrees. EVERYONE needs one atm especially if we are serious about reducing fossil fuel heat, and a quality new one is going to cost you in the region of a grand, and tbh probably not the quality and thick warmth of this one.
This one has the tailored fit and doesn't flare that much at the hips so you wouldn't want to be bigger than a UK size 10.


No label, but made in Malta, but as well as the 70s rather than 60s straight cut, also has that American western influence. Think the Marlboro cowboy and the chevron fur seams on the outside as well as the fur on the inside throughout. The fur is soft and like new with little wear; sheepskin outer also supple 'spongey' and soft.


If you are a soccer mom, or a football fan stop shivering on the touchlines and terraces and get serious as Big Mal Malcolm Allison, Crystal Palace's 1970s manager famed for his sheepskin and perhaps team with a fedora for his 70s chic style!


Sheepskin jackets stormed in to popular fashion due to the like of Alain Delon in Once a Thief, Gina Lollobrigida, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in the 1960s. The fact they were reassuringly expensive comparatively then, made them a status symbol but within reach of working class youth so they were appropriated first by Mods, then skinheads, then even punk: John Lydon of the Sex Pistols had one. So these 70s styles have an 'Edge' the urban media middle class can't buy so they were sneered at by the mid 80s and Del Boy and bookies wives became associated: but that's not going to wash nowadays's just inverted snobbery. For as well as the working class aspirational, and the would be cowboys and girls, the well heeled also wore them: David Nicholson for eg the racehorse trainer was famed for his: he had at least 3 slightly different styles: and you need such winter racing if you want to be close to the action. These are fabulously warm practical and stylish; and if you turn your nose up at them you will never have any understanding of style or 'edge' off you go & shiver in your synthetic anoraks Mr & Mrs Clean.


It's a lovely colour, a greyish mid brown with paler greyer beige fur contrast collar and seams. 

No marks or issues I can see....lovely jubilee as Del would have said. They are back in style and especially as the England women's team have brought football home. Expect to see these on the touchlines again this year.

late 1970s early 1980s sheepskin jacket grey beige brown colour fitted tailored

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