Sleeve lining question

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by itsallgood, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. itsallgood

    itsallgood One of the Regulars

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    I may commission another custom horsehide jacket and this one I'm considering asking for two layers of lining in the sleeves. An inner layer of wool for warmth and an outer layer of rayon so my shirt sleeve doesn't ride up.

    Is there any reason I wouldn't want two layers in the sleeves?

    On leather jackets lined with wool in the body and rayon in the sleeves, I notice there can be a chill on my arms and I'd like to avoid that in my next jacket. Any thoughts, guidance, experience???
     
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Why not go quilted in the body and sleeves?
     
  3. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I had my Aero Teamster lined with quilted in the body and sleeves. Great combo in the cold.
     
  4. Monitor

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    Most jackets I've owned had sleeves lined either with light rayon or a single layer of cotton. Not sure why, though, as some of the other I had were lined all the way through with quilted, padded lining. Like Natal / Walter Dyer.
    In any case, I don't see why it would be a problem & I definitely would prefer sufficiently lined sleeves on my winter leather jacket.

    Some makers don't want to hear about it & want to do things their own way, though...
     
  5. itsallgood

    itsallgood One of the Regulars

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    It seems to me that wool has a lot more character. I have a couple of leather jackets with a quilted lining and while they are really functional, they don't seem to have near the character of a good wool lining. Plus, the tartan wool schemes, or even tweed I would think, visually complement the tone of the leather. Both quilted liners I have are solid brown and probably stuffed with thinsulite.
     
  6. Carlos840

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    Most of my LW jackets have a two layer lining in the body and sleeve and they feel just like a regular lining.
    In my case it is a cotton inner layer and satin outer layer, but i assume it would work just as well with a wool inner layer.

    Edit: I have noticed that the double layer cotton/satin is pretty warm, warmer than single cotton drill or single rayon layer, i think wool/satin combo would be nice and warm.
     
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  7. handymike

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    @Carlos840 are the 2 liners fused in some way? I'd hate the feel of two fabrics rubbing in my sleeves, but I also wear my jackets with short sleeves. I love iridescent quilted liners- the 2 colored ones, but that's me.
     
  8. navetsea

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    I dont know if this is true or not, but 2 layers of fabrics one is hairy and one is smooth rubbing together would they build up static electricity?
     
  9. Carlos840

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    Nope, no fusing, you can actually separate them and pull them appart.
    Honestly i have never felt a difference in wear, i just one day noticed it whilst nerding on my Leathertogs.
    I asked Stuart and he told me originals where like that, i don't know more about it.

    My Diamond Dave J-100 is also double lined, no idea what is in the middle, but i can pull a second layer of fabric in between the satin and the leather. I can't feel it when worn on this one either but it is a very warm jacket.

    I have never felt like it built static.

    Edit: all these jackets also have deerskin lining in the last 6" or so of the wrists, so the sleeves don't really rub as it is pretty grippy.
     
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  10. itsallgood

    itsallgood One of the Regulars

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    I've got a lot of respect for LW quality, if Stuart does it, the concept's gotta be okay.

    The other thing about wool vs quilted is wool cools you down on a warm day. I know folks that wear wool slacks in the hot, humid Pennsylvania summer for the cooling effect. Wool keeps you warm on a cold day, but my wool lined jacket is absolutely more comfortable on a warm day than either of my quilted jackets, which just make me sweat.

    Good to know about "no fusing", I was wondering about that myself.
     

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