The next step is tanning—a process that is equal parts art and science. Expert tanners use traditional techniques to transform raw hides into beautifully finished leather and sheepskin in a variety of colors and styles. Only the best pelts are selected for the next step: handcrafting the coat itself.
Tanning is a craft that needs to be done by human beings, by hand,” explains one of our Turkish tanning experts. “It’s a very involved process that can take upwards of twenty-four days to go from a raw pelt to a finished one, and each has its own character.
Skilled cutters carefully hand-cut the leather: a single coat typically requires 50-60 individually cut pieces from 5-7 hides, not counting the additional accents. Next, the artisans carefully hand-stitch and sew the garment, with multiple inspection points along the way. With an emphasis on quality rather than quantity, only a handful of coats are created each day.
A single coat typically requires 50-60 individually cut pieces from 5-7 hides, not counting the additional accents.
We only work with manufacturers who share our values: authenticity, attention to detail, and a strong sense of ethics.
Large, automated luxury coat factories simply don’t exist. This artisanal, niche craft requires years of apprenticeship, with each coat proudly and painstakingly constructed by hand. Our master coat makers are small, family run operations—from the exotic lands of ancient Istanbul to the modern streets of downtown L.A., each specializing in a different type of leather or style.
Producing coats of this caliber requires a certain investment: in the finest materials, the best facilities, and the most skilled experts. We are champions of true talent, and our team of designers, tailors, and cutters are among the best in their field.
Just as every maker is unique, so is every Brosmen coat. No two hides are exactly alike. But the making of the coat is just the beginning—what happens next is up to you. With every new adventure over the years, your sheepskin or leather coat will contour to your form, developing more character and becoming part of your journey.
6 Advantages Of Sheepskin Coats：
1. UNPARALLELED WARMTH
Sheepskin coats first gained popularity during WWII, when heavyweight sheepskin bomber jackets kept air crews warm. Thanks to the crimp of the sheep's wool, which creates insulating air spaces, sheepskin naturally retains body heat, keeping you warm during winter's worst.
2. OUTSTANDING DURABILITY
When cared for properly, a high-quality sheepskin coat can last for decades and still retain its softness and shape. Brosmen's shearling coats are the finest and most durable available. It's not uncommon for us to hear from customers who've been wearing their sheepskin coat for more than 20 years.
3. MULTI-CLIMATE COMFORT
Given its naturally insulating properties, one might think sheepskin would be too heavy or hot for moderate climates. But sheepskin is renowned for its breathability and moisture-wicking properties, which keep your body temperature regulated regardless of fluctuations in the environment. Sheepskin's adaptability and versatility will see you from autumn through spring.
4. WATER RESISTANT
Sheepskin is naturally water resistant. Its wool fibers possess sturdy, water-repellent layers that protect it from moisture. Sheepskin coats just need to be lightly shaken after exposure to rain or snow, and smoothed over with a soft brush.
5. TIMELESS, ICONIC STYLE
Sheepskin coats continue to be a quintessential part of American style. Extremely versatile, sheepskin coats are at home in any setting and can easily be dressed up or down. While bulky down coats can be unflattering, sheepskin comes in a myriad of fashionable silhouettes with flattering lines and striking accents—like tailored seams, belted waists, and fur trim. With sheepskin, you'll never sacrifice fashion for function.
6. MOISTURE WICKING
Sheepskin effortlessly wicks perspiration away from your skin, keeping you warm and dry in a wide variety of climates. The core of each wool fiber can absorb 30 percent of its weight in moisture vapor without getting damp. With external water repelled and internal humidity absorbed, sheepskin is nature's thermal-regulating material.