Sheepskin and roominess for layering

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by hughesovka, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. hughesovka

    hughesovka New in Town

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    Hi all, new member here. I've been enjoying reading threads here the past couple of days. I have a question pertaining to my Noble House "Battle of Britain" sheepskin Irvin-style jacket; the jacket fits me well, but the wool on the interior of the jacket is ridiculously thick, to the point where wearing a sweater underneath makes me a feel a bit constricted. The jacket is honestly so warm that a sweater isn't necessary, but I always like to have the option. Will the jacket have a bit more "give" to it as it breaks in? It's still pretty new. Pardon my ignorance on all of this, this is my first sheepskin jacket. Thanks!
     
  2. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    I wouldn't think you would come close to needing to layer a sweater under your sheepskin jacket. As the interior breaks in, it will flatten and give you a bit more room.

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  3. hughesovka

    hughesovka New in Town

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    Thank you, this is just the insight I was looking for
     
  4. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Sheepskin is usually very flexible and will adopt to your body and preferences of layering in short time.

    One other thing: In both sheepskin jackets I had, the wrist-openings were fairly tight to prevent cold air from flowing in. Also, the sheep lining on the arms would mean that all layers will not move easily inside the arms. Both factors lead to a certain "binding sensation" in the whole jacket when trying to lift the arms as there is hardly any "give" in the sleeves riding up.
     
  5. hughesovka

    hughesovka New in Town

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    I'd noticed that too, regarding the sleeves. Looks like it's time to put this jacket on daily duty and see what develops.
     
  6. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    As stated, should flatten a bit. Tried a B-3 on in a shop brand new and fluffy, then was given the same jacket to try, same size but broken in...defo more room
     
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  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    You need to be able to wear a sweater under because you’ll need to take the jacket off when you get to where you’re going. I stopped wearing my shearling to the grocer because it was too hot to wear in the store and took up too much cart space.
     
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  8. hughesovka

    hughesovka New in Town

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    I was pretty surprised by how damned hot the jacket was. I live in NYC and I was sweating a bit while taking a walk one night in 30-something degree weather with just a t-shirt underneath
     
  9. bn1966

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    Have you considered a D-1 or B-6 shearling, you get the sheepskin look but a thinner fleece. I had an Irvin type but sold it because it was too hot most of the time even with just a T underneath. I ended up with a D-1 which works for me...
     
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  10. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    They were intended for flying at freezing altitudes so not surprise to see people find them too warm.

    I was wering today a wool cardigan(thin one) and a leather coat with wool liner with sateen lined sleeves at 5 Celsius and I was sweating when walking to work. Can’t imagine how people wear sheepskin unless it’s below zero celsius and windy.
     
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  11. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    I have said it elsewhere: Personally I never get "too hot" wearing shearling. It is seriously warm, alright, but I don´t overheat like I would in a CXL HH jacket or Gore-Tex when walking into a warm space or even when the outside climate gets humid.
    I just find that shearling binds in the body warmth perfectly while at the same time allowing for high breathability.

    And remember: The sheep wears the shearling all year round...:cool:
     
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  12. Albe64

    Albe64 New in Town

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    I totally agree with you...I find that shearling, as lambswool, consents an optimal thermal exhange. By the way, I find the fluffy B3 super for riding the bike in winter
     
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  13. A B3 is too hot and sweaty for me too especially if not outside in freezing temps. So I sold mine and went with a B6 with shorter fleece that I can better tolerate.
     
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