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B3lisario

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I´ve been thinking about buying aa Aero shearling linning jacket (with the thinner linning availible); but muy doubts come if it would be too warm. I will like to use without layering

I live between Italy and Spain, and in Winter usually whe have around 10ºC máximum temperatures, with some weeks around 5 ºC (Minimuns usually are between 0 and 5 ºC except in cold waves), maybe seems to warm for a shearling jacket but I spend a lot of time outsides, I can be for some hours in the playground or giving a walk with the kids, ori f I gone for a drink we can be in the terrace for hours, even in sub 5 ºC temperaturas; In fact I usually use in cold days a down jacket, even with a whool coat up. I´ve read here a lot of experience with shearling jackets in really cold american weather, but also I think that we spend a lot more outside time than average american, I could be for months without taking a car, going work walking, even if it´s rainning, and speending evenings and weekends outside

How compares shearling with down?



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I´ve been thinking about buying aa Aero shearling linning jacket (with the thinner linning availible); but muy doubts come if it would be too warm. I will like to use without layering

I live between Italy and Spain, and in Winter usually whe have around 10ºC máximum temperatures, with some weeks around 5 ºC (Minimuns usually are between 0 and 5 ºC except in cold waves), maybe seems to warm for a shearling jacket but I spend a lot of time outsides, I can be for some hours in the playground or giving a walk with the kids, ori f I gone for a drink we can be in the terrace for hours, even in sub 5 ºC temperaturas; In fact I usually use in cold days a down jacket, even with a whool coat up. I´ve read here a lot of experience with shearling jackets in really cold american weather, but also I think that we spend a lot more outside time than average american, I could be for months without taking a car, going work walking, even if it´s rainning, and speending evenings and weekends outside

How compares shearling with down?



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No, it's not too warm.
The advantage of shearling is that it regulates heat well. As long as you do not do any physically strenuous activity, it is super comfortable and has a nice dry warmth.
Sweating I usually do not in the Shearling. I wear mine from 10° Celsius down.
However, it can look like overkill at 10° if you wear a fat Shearling. But this is less of a problem if it's only for lining. Looks visually still to a leather jacket.
But is not as warm as a real shealing jacket, because it reach as a lining (x-zip excluded) not completely to the edges of the jacket. I.e. there are usually cold bridges at the front of the zipper and possibly at the top of the collar. At least that was the case with my Aero, which had a shearling lining.

I prefer my shealings over down any day (unless I needed to travel lightweight)
 

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What he said ^^^.

Any high filled down jacket is gonna get stuffy. Even lower filled ones get clammy. They are useful for standing in the cold, but once you start moving, it starts to get clammy.

Shearling or wool has the feel of warmth, but it never gets clammy. I think the shearling lining Aero uses is the short straight hair ones, so I wouldn't be too concerned about over heating. They feel luxurious to the touch.
 

B3lisario

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Thank you very much, so, as I see it´s is wearable when down is wereable, I use a lo the down in winter (and I don´t have problems with sweat, maybe because most of my time outside I sit down or walking at a normal pace), so seems that a ligth shearling linning it´s perfect for northern Spain or middle Italy weather!
 

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Hard to say, really - I think individual, body chemistry counts for an awful lot with these sorts of considerations. Some Loungers in the past have poopooed the idea of shearling in London; I have an Irvin and a B3 both that have had heavy wear in Winter here.

Another option to consider would be the blanket lining, one step down from the shearling in terms of heat, or the quilted lining that comes as standard in the Aero Wilderness (optional on other jackets). Very much a personal choice, though.

What do you tend to wear under your jackets? If you are happy in shirt sleeves under it, that would help you regulate with heat / cold. Me, I prefer to shed outer layers faster than inner; the idea of wearing just a t-shirt under an Irvin, for example, doesn't compute for me the way it might for others.
 

B3lisario

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I will like to wear it just with a shirt or a T-shirt, and maybe a thin pullover, I don’t like to wear many layers if possible. The weather in winter here it’s not so different from London one , the main difference is that is shorter
 

B3lisario

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Thank yery much for the advice...and for the lathr outside some advice between Vicenza, Badalassi or even goat??
 

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Or you could buy a vest and layer it under a leather jacket as needed.
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MrProper

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Or you could buy a vest and layer it under a leather jacket as needed. View attachment 470773 View attachment 470774
You have to try it out. Mine does not work so well under other jackets. It's somehow too massive and too immobile. Possibly it's because of the pockets, which are like cardboard. Have already considered taking them off and sewing felt or something on them instead.

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I've yet to try one (though I'm very keen on the Aero Outlaw vest), but I would agree with @MrProper that it can be tricky to pair this sort of vest with a jacket. Really, either the jacket needs to be sized to go over a pre-existing jacket, or jackets you wish to wear over it bought large enough to fit that. The tricky bit with the latter is that you can end up with a jacket that doesn't work without the vest under it. I'd say with this sort of thing it's better sizing it to fit over a closer-fitting jacket and wearing it like an MC member would wear their kutte.

Of course, the Aero Outlaw was inspired directly by Lee Marvin's character Chino, in The Wild One, who wore his vest in place of a jacket:

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The USAAF C3 vest might work better under (some) (a) jacket(s), as it's cut more like a traditional waistcoat.
 

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There was a poster on TFL - forget who - who had a C£ vest he used to wear over an A2 on cooler days, apparently that worked well.
 

Yango

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Yeah, that doesn't work. You'd need to buy a jacket that's 2 sizes too large.
That may be the case, I’ve never tried a shearling vest—though I do like the idea.

Unfortunately, the temperatures up here in the Great White North in winter makes it kind of necessary to have some insulation on the arms.

I have a 42” chest, and I wear a Schott 141, size 42 Long, with the liner in, and when the temperature gets down around 0°c (32°f) or lower, I have a thin down hoodie and a thin fleece that keeps me nice and toasty without me feeling (or looking) like the Michelin Man.

I think this pic is from last winter.
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I wore a C-3 over an A-2 and it worked well.

Original aim had been a C-3 that I could wear as a gilet or under another jacket.

Issue I had was that the C-3 fitted well over an A-2 but was a bit big as a gilet.

I have now sized down in the C-3 department & it makes for a stylish gilet with either a biker or USSAF vibe about it depending on whose commenting. This one fits nicely under other jackets but not over the top of.

Depends whether you want over or under really :)
 
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That may be the case, I’ve never tried a shearling vest—though I do like the idea.

Unfortunately, the temperatures up here in the Great White North in winter makes it kind of necessary to have some insulation on the arms.

I have a 42” chest, and I wear a Schott 141, size 42 Long, with the liner in, and when the temperature gets down around 0°c (32°f) or lower, I have a thin down hoodie and a thin fleece that keeps me nice and toasty without me feeling (or looking) like the Michelin Man.

I think this pic is from last winter. View attachment 470938

Shearling over a leather jacket works best but it's not the prettiest solution for battling cold. Shearling alone or anything with feather is your best bet, in my opinion.
 

B3lisario

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Goat is a good option for over a warmer, thicker lining, given its combination of being light yet strong and durable.

I think that probably I’ll go with goat , it seems the best option if it’s going to suffer rain… although I had a crush with russet and tobacco Badalassi and in some ways I have the prejudice of thinking that horse hide is superior leather to goat that seems as animal too clase to lamb

I don’t see the vest option, I’ll like to use without layering and if I go inside just take the jacket of, and a complete searling jacket as D1 seems too much for mild weather… and it seems a little bit Michelin
 

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Goatskin is a great leather choice. Tough and soft at the same time. Some of the vintage goatskin jackets posted here are almost 80 years old and they are still in excellent shape. Very durable leather.

Quilted lining (with wool filling) is quite warm and very versatile. I wore mine just recently in frosty mornings with a button down shirt and it was doable. Less bulky than the shearling, but also less luxurious feeling. Easy to wear though, and has a wide temp range.

Goatskin and wool quilting combo. The mouton collar is really the star here in the cooler temp.

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