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overcoat with polyester lining - will it keep me warm?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NukeMeSlowly, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    DC metro
    I have been looking for a new wool overcoat and I keep coming across those with poly lining. Wool breathes but polyester doesn't, so what is the end result? Do I get warm and sweat or freeze or what? What is the point of combining a breathable fabric shell with an essentially plastic lining anyway?
  2. Flame

    Flame Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    1° 22' 0" N / 103° 48' 0" E
    Polyester as a lining is quite warm and certainly warmer compared to an unlined wool coat.

    Or you can get one with silk lining, but the prices will be higher.

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