Where To Shop: Our Top 5 Snuggly Teddy Bear Jackets
You might already know about the origins of the teddy bear. It was 1902 and United States president Theodore Roosevelt (or Teddy) was out on a bear hunt. After a bear was finally captured and tethered to a tree, he refused to shoot the poor animal and set it free, the incident leading to a famous political cartoon in The Washington Post, and inspiring a toy-shop owner to produce a commemorative toy bear named “Teddy's Bear.” Well, it was only a matter of time until the toasty double-breasted coats of the same material, fashioned to keep drivers warm and comfortable in their fancy English motor cars, became known as Teddy Bear Coats. Fast-forward to the '60s and the Teddy Bear Coat turns rock and roll, a dandy favorite of Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, and lasting through the subsequent '70s Glam Rock era.
An underrated outerwear icon, there's much more to the Teddy Bear Jacket than dressing like your favorite childhood toy – victorious as that may make you feel as a grown adult. Here are our top five cute and cuddly picks to love and cherish.
Light Before Dark Oversized Sherpa Zip-Up Jacket
This oversized sherpa jacket is the perfect throw-over fall/winter item – cozy and effortlessly stylish.
Shop it here for $94.
Fila Sherpa Fleece
One for the sportswear heads: this basic beige fleece with branded zip pulls echoes the easy silhouette of its famous track jackets, and would layer up just as well too.
Shop it here for $140.
Weekday Borg Teddy Coat
We're big fans of Weekday's Scandi style edge and wearable appeal. This gorgeously colored coat in Borg teddy fabric would go perfectly with almost any pair of jeans.
Shop it here for $143.
Vero Moda Oversized Teddy Jacket
In simple silhouette and a subtle oatmeal colorway, this oversized Teddy Jacket with dropped shouders has got serious polar bear vibes.
Shop it here for $95.
Acne Studios Tan Linne Coat
Cropped, aviator shape, stand-up statement collar, camel-tan colorway, luxurious lamb fur: this Acne Studios coat ticks all the fashion boxes. Rawr!
Shop it here for $2658.
For our top pick of wetter-weather jackets, take a look at these seven awesome raincoats.