Started by Optimist, October 17, 2023, 11:35:40 PM
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Quote from: Optimist on October 17, 2023, 11:35:40 PMI've been thinking about switching to wool for my everday shirts. I've heard a lot of people say that while they are warm when it's cold they still feel comfortable when it's hot. I've found that to be true with socks but I have no experience with wool shirts.We usually have pretty cool and wet summers, so I think wool would be nice in that regard. On "hot" days (by my far northern standards) I worry a wool shirt might be too much but chasing something that works at every temperature might be a pipe dream. I think something as light as possible without getting so flimsy it will tear when rubbing up against stuff would be good.It seems like most of the lighter merino wool options seem to be super tight fitting in and in wild colors. I think they're for cyclists or something. I'd like something that looks more normal in terms of fit and color for everyday use.What I'm trying to find:Thin so it's not too hot but not so thin to be flimsyLong sleevesRegular fit/cutNormal colors*A few neck buttons or full button-up* (I don't like zippers)A chest pocket, preferably two**preferable but not necessaryI'm not sure what options are out there. I have a hard time judging things based on the weight of fabric alone. It's a long drive to town to where I could try them on. I think I'll end up buying a variety, see which one I like the best and then buy a bunch of those for my everyday wear.This Varusteleka shirt looks like what I'm going for but it's ridiculously expensive:https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-light-wool-check-shirt/74240Another option might be to wear wool long underwear tops and a tougher cotton shirt over top to protect them. I guess the thing that I mentally struggle with there is that in the past when I would wear long underwear under regular clothes it would be way too hot when inside. However, that was synthetic long underwear and also the older I get the colder I generally feel.