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shearling question

philosophe

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What do I need to know about buying a shearling coat?

I picked up a carcoat length La Matta shearling at Daffy's before Christmas for $400. It's very lightweight with a dense 3/8" black pile.

Is it possible to go wrong with a La Matta?

Pardon the neurosis and thanks in advance for the wisdom.
 

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Bump. Any advice?
 

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Never heard of La Matta, but shearling is shearling. I have a couple of them, from some obscure brands, and they do just fine.

As long as it's quality, sewn well, and fits you the right way, it should work.
 

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Good price, La Matta shearlings sell for over $1500.
 

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I own two LaMatta suede jackets, neither of them shearling, and they're both wonderful. LaMatta quality is great, so $400 sounds like an exceptional bargain.
 

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Not sure exactly what you want to know about your purchase.

-do you want to know what shearling is? try Google
-do you want to know the brand La Matta? it's not bad,
-do you want to know if $400 for a La Matta shearling is a bargain? yes it's a bargain
 

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Thanks for the feedback. The coat feels very nice. I just wanted to check in La Matta's quality and hence the value for the $$.

Does the pile length correlate with warmth, or is the issue more the density of the fur?
 

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Originally Posted by philosophe
Thanks for the feedback. The coat feels very nice. I just wanted to check in La Matta's quality and hence the value for the $$.

Does the pile length correlate with warmth, or is the issue more the density of the fur?


its either, or a combination of both.
if you want real warmth,try wearing it inside out. but you may die from the heat.
 

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