shear·​ling | \ ˈshir-liŋ How to pronounce shearling (audio) \

Definition of shearling

: skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on

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Meanwhile, Tinie Tempah played things ever-so-slightly more low-key at London Fashion week earlier this month, wearing his pink shearling Burberry coat with a tan sweater and dark sweats from the luxury brand. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Russell Westbrook and Tinie Tempah Go Big Pink," 26 Feb. 2018 To achieve this, mix animal accents such as snakeskin finishes and leopard prints with plush fabrics like velvet and shearling. Divya Bala, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Statement Style This Winter," 30 Nov. 2018 At first glance, Kylie's outfit of choice looked like a two-piece Canadian tuxedo, complete with straight-leg jeans and a shearling-collar trucker jacket. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner’s $1,100 Outfit Is Basically a Coat With Pants Sewn On," 30 Nov. 2018 And while it's not made with shearling—which has become extremely popular as of late—the wool fabric brings a similar warmth and texture to achieve incredible comfort. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Chair Is Like A Giant Fuzzy Sweater You Can Sit On," 2 Nov. 2018 If these tastemakers are any indication, faux-shearling is about to be a huge trend in home decor. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent's New Faux-Shearling Chairs Are Chicest, Coziest Things Ever," 26 Sep. 2018 Buy It: Borg Lined Corduroy Jacket, $125, Topshop Topshop's borg jackets have a quintessential seventies feel and the matching pink shearling lining is a nice touch. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Perfect Fall Jacket is $655—so I found 11 Under $150 Instead," 26 Oct. 2018 In the collection, Timberlake has rethought the staples of the Levi’s core offering: the trucker jacket, the shearling coat, the perfect 501 jean, the flannel, obviously. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Justin Timberlake Debuts a Levi’s Collaboration That Is Really “Just Justin”," 27 Sep. 2018 On display were lush herringbone suits, cozy printed knitwear and hulking shearling coats that ought to come with a ranch of their own. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "At a Celeb-Filled 50th Anniversary Show, Ralph Lauren Was Back on Top, Doubters Be Damned," 10 Sep. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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