shearling outerwear

Moving to Switzerland soon and I need something to keep me warm in the winter. I hate technical and down jackets, but I have to admit they work great in the cold.

Can shearling coats/jackets keep you warm just as much? I like them a lot better fashion wise. The only downside I know is that they weigh a lot but I don’t mind. Pic related, the possible cops for around 80 yuros.

30 thoughts on “shearling outerwear

  1. Anonymous says:

    real shearling will keep you insanely warm. you’ll be sweating in the snow. i don’t know about fake shearling like that.

    • Anonymous says:

      all of those are authentic shearlings from decades ago

      Just add layers and you are fine with a coat/jacket. Beside it’s not that cold. Where do you plan to stay ?

      Bern. I’ll have to either walk or bike through the woods to go to work. I hate stacking layers, the more layers, the higher the probability to wear a bad fit if you don’t have a large wardrobe, which I won’t have. Also it’s bothersome to put on so many clothes and fold them back every day, if I can manage with 3 layers that would be cool

        • Anonymous says:

          not in Switzerland. There, everything is way more expensive than that, used clothes too. Those in the pic are used pieces I found on European online second hand site Vinted. it’s the holy grail of thrifting if you live here, you can find any sort of high end piece for pennies, it’s like a FB marketplace for clothes that actually works and has tons of sellers. And it’s a buyer’s market too and you have the option to lowball people. They almost always have to accept lmao. And shipping is always 5 bucks max. God bless Vinted. Surprised burgers don’t have something similar, it’s the present and future gold standard of thrifting to me

          It’s not hard to stack layers if you are just walking around, just get a white base layer in a sport shop, a sweater and match your shearling jacket. If you plan to go by bike don’t forget windproof gloves (around 20.-) and a beanie. Although Switzerland is know for fashion a lot of people just go for practicability and low-key on a day-to-day basis as long as it’s not too ugly. Anyway your shearling is definitively enough.

          thanks bud. PLanning on getting those thick wool long sleeved undershirts that you mentioned. I won’t stick out too much, will I? I didn’t know Switzerland was known for fashion

          More like 800 unless you go fake.

          New yes, used hell no. Again, those are all authentic.

          https://i.imgur.com/nCOqBz7.jpg

          Based..

          the burnt effect makes the wool look a bit like marshmallows haha

          It’s Switzerland, it’s not that cold

          for southern Europe, 1 °C is pretty cold, I think it will get under freezing temp later on

          • Anonymous says:

            >I won’t stick out too much, will I
            More like nobody will give a shit.
            >I didn’t know Switzerland was known for fashion
            $$$. Life is expensive but people certainly aren’t short of money unless they are raising a wife and 2 kids.

          • Anonymous says:

            will I find lots of designer pieces of clothing thirfting there? at what price? are thrift stores even a thing or is the country too rich for that?

          • Anonymous says:

            >lots of designer pieces of clothing thirfting
            Maybe, maybe not, you can find anything in a thrift store so it depends on your eyes and luck.

          • Anonymous says:

            >for southern Europe, 1 °C is pretty cold, I think it will get under freezing temp later on
            Where the heck are you from that 1C is cold?

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s not hard to stack layers if you are just walking around, just get a white base layer in a sport shop, a sweater and match your shearling jacket. If you plan to go by bike don’t forget windproof gloves (around 20.-) and a beanie. Although Switzerland is know for fashion a lot of people just go for practicability and low-key on a day-to-day basis as long as it’s not too ugly. Anyway your shearling is definitively enough.

  2. Anonymous says:

    >Can shearling coats/jackets keep you warm just as much
    yes its literally what people used to keep themselves warm before plastic

  3. Anonymous says:

    I recently purchased a coat that looks near identical to the one in the top right for 300 SEK (~30 eur) at a second hand store. Incredibly cosy, warm and stylish. Barely used and several decades old. Quality lasts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Check out the wool thread as well. As long as you wear some comfy, not too itchy wool base layers, espeally a nice wool ski sock or something, you’ll be fine. I have no opinion on your pic except that the cut of the middle one is meh. The rest all look cool.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I bought this shearling jacket from Seraphin and absolutely love it. It’s Mouton lambskin, feels like butter on the outside and it’s incredibly warm. Weirdly it’s several sizes too small for me but fits about perfectly. Compared to another, much thicker shearling coat I used to have it’s still extremely warm but much lighter weight. Shearling coats vary enourmously in their thickness and heaviness, you can find some like this that are really light, soft, flexible and feel like you’re wearing a thin leather bomber jacket but keep you warm even in mid winter.

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