View Full Version : Flight Suits Lamb or Goat is the question!!
09-29-2003, 06:37 AM
I live in Florida and want a nice quality leather indy jacket.Since i don't have to many mountains to climb here in fact i haven't seen one yet.i will wear the jacket for dress and i'm leaning toward the lamb over the goat for comfort and coolnest.Last year i think i got to wear a light jacket only 3 or 4 times all winter. What do you members think ?
09-29-2003, 10:51 AM
By your criteria, lamb is the way to go. It is darker than the chrome goat but it is VERY nice.
09-29-2003, 11:05 AM
Agreed. I lived in Tallahassee for over 3 years, and except for the occasional weird cold weather in winter, anything heavier than lambskin should not really be considered. Sure, goatskin is the be all, do all of leathers, but for for the humidity of Florida, lambskin is the way to go for you, my friend. Regards. Michaelson
What about you guys in sunny California? I think a good few of you have goats (as in jacket type as oppossed to the animal, although I guess its more original than a dog and saves you having to mow the grass) - how do they hold up in your climate?
On my next visit I am intending to visit Flight suits and get an expedition (I started saving after returning from the QM summit)... ultimatly I am hoping to live in the states one day and if so most probably California. Now up here in Scotland we are constantly ravaged by rain, snow and generally the coldest most godforsaken climate known to man, with perhaps the exception of Antarctica (ok perhaps I exagerate a bit but you get the idea).
Anyway if I get an expedition, I want to be able to use it here, but in America too. I had a Wested lamb here and it held up ok although it was not quite enough in the depths of winter even with numerous layers underneath. However it may be worth suffering that with a Flightsuits lamb if a goat would be so warm in CA as to be rendered unwearable except for maybe a few months a year.
So for California... lamb or goat? (I guess I could have just asked that and avoided the thesis above, but ah well everyone likes a story surely).
09-29-2003, 01:24 PM
I wore mine today and it was in the upper 70's to 80 degrees. It was quite comfortable but that's an individual call. It doesn't get humid here like it does in Florida so that helps a lot. Goat breathes well. At any rate, it gets cool enough here that you can enjoy your jacket for more than a couple of months.
09-29-2003, 03:42 PM
Lambskin is the way to go for you! Cheers
09-30-2003, 07:15 AM
Just to be contrarian, goat does work in Southern California. I wear it many months of the year. There are times when it does get cold and you wish you had something warmer than a lamb. You know, the better answer is you need all 3 (lamb, goat and cow).
09-30-2003, 08:02 AM
I wear my goat Expo when it's in the seventies as well. Though Washington doesn't come close to the humidity in Florida.
I pray that you will one day join us here in the United States. We could use more good men like yourself. God's speed to you.
You just dont make it easy for me do you guys? ;) This is going to require much thought.
You flatter me. But it is true I do wish to live in the states and already have started looking into arrangements (I dont finish college for another 3 years at the earliest). However it looks like it will be fairly awkward for me to get in without having any family over that way. Still I am certainly working on it! In the meantime I am jsut happy to come visiting! :)
10-29-2003, 03:46 AM
I got my FS lamb and it took two weeks door to door to recieve it.Now if the weather here in Florida would get cooler.I need to learn how to post some pictures its a very nice jacket.I saw Adams russet and called Dave Marshall and got one of those in the Historial A-2, he had that in stock and it only took 4 days to get here.All in all i'm very happy with both jackets and i'd like to thank the ones who helped me with there advise.Its much appreciated.
10-29-2003, 04:17 AM
I had to ask myself the same Question when I bought my Expedition. I went with the goat for some reason I don't really remember why. I have to say I love the goat very very much, it looks great and is very durable. I can almost say I like it more than a lambskin. However, lol, I still want to get a Lambskin Expedition when I get that chance and of course the money.:cool2:
11-05-2003, 03:30 PM
I got one of the first production Expeditions, in lambskin. It's a great jacket. I only wish I had gotten the goatskin instead. I think the goatskin would be more durable. And I live in Florida, too. The truth is that, except in the dead of winter, there's not much call to wear any leather jacket here at all, unless maybe you ride a motorcycle, or fly an open-cockpit plane--but when you travel, you'll be glad you've got it then! So my advice is that you get the goatskin. It's what I'm gonna get next time.
11-06-2003, 07:45 AM
"I got my FS lamb and it took two weeks door to door to recieve it. Now if the weather here in Florida would get cooler. I need to learn how to post some pictures its a very nice jacket. I saw Adams russet and called Dave Marshall and got one of those in the Historial A-2, he had that in stock and it only took 4 days to get here. All in all i'm very happy with both jackets and I'd like to thank the ones who helped me with there advise. It's much appreciated.
Oh. Ah, heh-heh... I guess I didn't read ALL the posts before I opened my big trap and stuck my foot in it.
11-07-2003, 08:06 AM
For So Cal? Well, that's a pretty big area with a high degree of variability in microclimates. I live in the high desert north of Los Angeles, where summer is just nasty-hot in the 100-110 F range with no humidity. In the late fall through winter, we can still se 90+ degree days for a stretch, but then the temp drops into the high 30's - low 40's.
Los Angeles proper will not have the variability we do. San Diego and the rest of the coastal communities will be quite temperate.
It just depends...
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