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Real shearling, or sheepskin, has been protecting cowboys, pilots and football managers against the elements for eons.The thick wool lining offers a snug way of keeping warm, but borg doesn’t come courtesy of our four-legged friends. This soft synthetic alternative has become an autumn/winter favourite and is now reinforcing all of our outerwear. Here are four stylish ways to get on borg.

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Skate style

Up your skate steez with this extra-cosy number from Nike skateboarding. Complete with a hood, zip and utilitarian pockets, this hoodie-style piece of outerwear comes in a rich burgundy colour that’s ideal for the season.

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The contrasting branded panel also adds a nice streetwear touch for a borg jacket with a difference. Team yours with a graphic-print tee, relaxed-fit camel worker pants and Nike SB Stefan Janoski creps in the same hue as your jacket to round off your skate-ready ensemble.


Nike SB Everett hooded borg jacket, £73.50

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Popping puffer

For the last few years, the puffer jacket has been the go-to outerwear style of choice for the streetwear savvy. In an off-white shade, this borg version of the 90s-born silhouette has been built to withstand the cold – it’s fully lined and features a snug funnel neck.

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Under your jacket, don a striped shirt in neutral colours and pair it with straight-leg dark-wash jeans. Finish your ensemble with monochrome kicks to keep the look clean and minimal.


ASOS borg puffer jacket, £70

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Wavy workwear

When it comes to the current menswear scene, there’s a definitive preoccupation with workwear garms. If you’re looking to up your skate style game, brands such as Dickies, Carhartt and Levi’s have been delivering some serious worker pants.

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And what better to pair them with than a borg worker jacket? In a neat navy hue, this one comes with functional pockets and an extra-smart pointed collar. Wear it with a graphic-print T-shirt and Vans Old Skool trainers for a slick getup.


ASOS borg worker jacket, £50

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Patchwork piece

For a borg number with a twist, check out this unusual jacket. Compiled from black and neutral tones, this asymmetric coat comes in an oversized fit to deliver both snug and steezy vibes.

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To amplify the abstract element, wear a striped T-shirt underneath your jacket. Create a pocket-heavy ensemble and go for khaki combat trousers on your bottom half. To finish, don a pair of all-black kicks to complement your top half and keep your look controlled.


ASOS borg jacket in patchwork, £50