Originally Posted by akatsuki
I don't care if it is an exact copy and given that I sized the jacket to actually layer underneath, not so worried about it being perfectly fit. I don't even care about saving money. I just want to have a full shearling jacket, and, even better if it can be used as a liner as well.
Frankly, I (1) hate liners that can't also be used as jackets (e.g. the quilted liner), (2) like Ten C stuff quite a bit but feel it is overpriced at full retail, and (3) think that if I am not interested in an exact replica, merely a fitted jacket that has button loops in the right places, it shouldn't be too difficult.
I understand the need to modify clothing like this, I would only avoid to even try to make the exact copy of any of the elements, exactly as you mentioned. It's better IMO to make something particular that will fit in well with the outer jacket, than trying to make the copy as I'm sure it would fail in 99% and/or be overpriced. Having said that, maybe some padded jacket would fit nice as inner jacket. For example, I combine Geographical Norway with S/S Stone Island Ventile jacket, which has proven as excellent combination for winter. Nevertheless, I wish I waited for the A/W version of that Ventile jacket as it came with detachable padded lining. I prefer to have the 'original' whenever possible.
Ten C is windproof, and quilted liners do not change significantly the fit or the shape of the outer jacket, as outer jackets are made of very firm material. I guess shearling jacket does influence the fit/shape, but I haven't tried so can not comment.
Anyone noticed that there are now padded inner jackets available along with the quilted and shearling ones?