Under our jackets?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jrolfe, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. JCSD

    JCSD Familiar Face

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    Feel your pain, buddy
     
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  2. JCSD

    JCSD Familiar Face

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    Same as JMax- mainly black tees and long sleeve henleys. Wish San Diego weather would offer up some variety with colder temps but, hey, the beach 5 mins away eases the pain.
     
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  3. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    "easy rider" T shirt , short sleeve in the summer , Long sleeve in the ahem "winter"
    Well this is Perth Western Australia folks !
    In cooler months I just wear a warmer jacket , most of my Harley riding mates do the same.
    It's me who has the plethora of jacket tho' I must say !
    41C yesterday and a 'cool change" to 28C today.
    Vanson perforated steerhide café racer both days which is rare for me , usually a different jacket each day.
    In fact, yesterday even the perforated Vanson was TOO hot on the way home.... Easy rider helmet T shirt 2.jpg
     
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  4. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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    This look works great while it meets the function of warmth and the want of a leather jacket in the deeper cold. I’d been considering a whipcord vest from Iron Heart and your pictures pushed me off the fence.


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  5. RL204

    RL204 New in Town

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    I’ve never been a vest guy but that whipcord with the alpaca lining inside and on the collar is a thing of beauty. Very well made as all things iron heart. Beware, buying the vest will just make you want to buy the jacket if you don’t already have one.

    3 small issues I do have with the vest are that if you want it for over jackets you need to size up which means it looks a little big with just a flannel or sweater underneath. Alpaca lining is very slippery when combined with leather so removing the jacket and vest at the same time requires some though and careful maneuvering. the hand warmer pockets are a little high on the vest. You can still get your hands in there but you have to make a conscious effort to do so. Once your hands are in the pockets they are very deep so your arms can relax and your hands cans stay warm.

    If you do buy the vest share some pics. I’d love to see it layered with other items.
     
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  6. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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    Great insight on the three issues. I suppose the vest will have to be a dedicated article to go over the leather jacket. Not sure, then, that I’m willing to spend that kind of IH money for limited usage. I’m still likely to get one to go over a sweater (and maybe under a leather jacket). Cheers!


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  7. mtrlr

    mtrlr One of the Regulars

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    My preferred combination is a merino wool base layer, with a light merino wool sweater and a leather jacket. If it's colder,then instead of the merino sweater, I put on a heavier wool sweater. That combination can take me down to -15C. That's my daily commute outfits for most of fall, winter and spring, except when it goes below -20C.
     
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  8. mtrlr

    mtrlr One of the Regulars

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    And the leather jacket I have for winter (the thickest I have) is the Vanson Enfield.
     

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