Maura's Faux Shearling-Lined Rockstar Jacket

Not quite as groovy as Penny Lane's "Almost Famous" coat, but close.
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Not quite as groovy as Penny Lane's "Almost Famous" coat, but close.
Steve J & Yoni P faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket, $580, available at Net-a-Porter.

Steve J & Yoni P faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket, $580, available at Net-a-Porter.

Let the record show that this season, more than any other in recent memory, I need all the things. I'm not sure I've ever been so uninspired by all my clothes, and it shows in my exhaustive and, at points, rambling fall shopping list. I should also let you know that despite my ravenous list-making tendencies, I'm a terrible shopper. I'll spend years — literal, genuine years — hunting for certain pieces; the longer I've lusted over a jacket or shoes or a bag, the longer it will take me to pull the trigger. It makes zero sense, yes, but old habits die hard.

One such item — the pinnacle of lusted-over pieces, if you will — is Penny Lane's wildly fluffy shearling coat from "Almost Famous," a topper that references one of the most recognizable periods in sartorial history. I've been looking for a more practical version (i.e., one with a tinge less fur) for years, and as of recently, I seem to have found quite the viable option. Enter Steve J & Yoni P's faux shearling jacket, which conveniently comes preloaded with a number of my favorite qualities, ranging from corduroy (but you knew this already) to that indigo hue. At nearly $600, it's certainly on the pricier side for my writer-in-New-York lifestyle, but I'm certain I would wear it as often as is socially acceptable. 

Plus, Penny would approve. Isn't that all that matters?

Steve J & Yoni P faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket, $580, available at Net-a-Porter.

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