Chamois Shrit Thread

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Martinis at 8, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Practically Family

    Messages:
    710
    Location:
    Houston
    I picked up a couple of these the other day. Redhead brand. New.

    I am interested in any recommendations for other chamois shirts, vintage or new, that you find practical for outdoor wear. Currently I use these somewhat as an outer garment on cool evenings as opposed to a light jacket or sweater.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Alexi

    Alexi One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    200
    Location:
    Boston
    I pretty much live in chamois fall thru spring. Mostly NOS woolrich from the 70's and 80's that I found in the attic of an outfitter I used to work for. Also have a few LLbeans that I've picked up on sale.
     
  3. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Definitely L.L.Bean - they claim to have introduced them, in 1928, and they're still just $35.
    [​IMG]
    7.5 oz Portuguese flannel is offered in ten colors (this is Bayside Blue).

    BTW, what's a shrit? lol
     
  4. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Practically Family

    Messages:
    710
    Location:
    Houston
    Any pointers on material quality, thickness, etc?

    The Redheads seem to have a nice thick gauge on them, and so am wondering what the range of gauges are in the marketplace.

    These shirts are really comfortable!
     
  5. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Practically Family

    Messages:
    710
    Location:
    Houston
    I'm in Houston. These shirts are great for our mild winter nights when the air is just cool. However, my main objective is to have them as a carry-on for my motorcycle rides down into Mexico. These rides are typically at higher altitudes, either mountainous or high plains deserts, where even if the days are hot, the nights are cool. These shirts hence make a great outer garment as opposed to having to pack a bulkier jacket on the motorcycle. The Redheads I picked up at a ProBass Outdoor store.

    This is the first time I have owned any of these shirts, though I have had the thinner flannel shirts. BUT I am not quite sure I know the difference between flannel and chamois. Seems to me the chamois is much thicker and with no pattern, and the weave is tighter. Dunno.
     
  6. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,300
    Location:
    Kansas
    Vintage Eddie Bauer are excellent as well.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.