From Merriam-Webster: "dried perspiration of sheep deposited in the wool and rich in potassium salts".Sheep produce a flaky substance called suint.
If the merinos aren’t too tight, you could always try them on top of the silk ones for extra warmth.I decided after my last post to at least get the silk leggings/long John's, they arrived today, and for £25 they seem very good value. Very soft and comfortable, with no angry bees as one would expect from silk.
I realy wish I could have got the vest too, serve me right for being too slow, but I will get one in the January sale.
Very pleased to have saved 25 quid on these. Let's hope I can get the vest for a similar price in the new year. I think I'm converted to sill undergarments for winter instead of the polyester thermals I have to wear instead of merino.
I'm trying not to buy any more synthetic clothing anymore if at all possible.
Hmm, I know where you’re coming from. I swear by wool,but I feel like I have fleas when I wear it.I have bought several merino under layers, but never been able to wear them for more than a few minutes. They itch like mad!
I do have sensitive skin, and have rarely been able to wear any woollen item next to my skin. Even a woolen jumper has to have a long sleeved shirt, and another cotton shirt over that to be able to wear a woolen jumper. Unless it's a v neck, I also have to wear a scarf around my neck or it irritates my chin.
So does anyone have a solution to this princess and the pea situation?
I have washed my vests several times as advised to soften the fibres, and used fabric conditioner all to no avail.
Is there an alternative apart from synthetic.?
How can I make my investment wearable?
Am I doomed to wearing synthetic thermals?
I used to wear tights in the winter when I used to work on building sites.Yes, wearing a silk camisole might cause some comments but if you want to feel a bit more manly the french have a nice fire retardant underwear in dark blue. Quite nice actually fairly thin, bought the set from Leka. That and wool together means that if not totally fireproof you would be fairly safe at any camp fire.