Womens Sheepskin Fingerless Gloves
These are an iconic OB design , we have been hand cutting and hand sewing every pair of these great fingerless gloves right here in Somerset for over 20 years, still today we use the traditional table cutting methods that guarantee a great fit. Nowadays, there are many copies in the market but please be sure ours are the originals, notice the elasticated pulse points, this gives a perfect snug fit and guarantees great warmth - many of the imported copies don't have this feature. With Owen Barry products you can be assured 100% British cut and handsewn from the finest European lambskins .
Ironed Sueded Sheepskin
Many people recognise Sueded Sheepskin with an ironed wool as what traditional sheepskin (or shearling) looks like, and understandably as it is by far one of the most popular sheepskin finishes.
The shearlings that we use at Owen Barry have all been hand selected to ensure that the suede surface is always soft and sensual, with a slight velvet nap on the suede.
Each skin is painstakingly matched with its neighbours to ensure that the garment is completely constant in colour and texture all over, this is a very skilled process, with many years training to perfect, if this matching process is not carried out to the highest standard, a sheepskin coat can end up looking like a multicoloured patchwork piece, unlike many companies OB also match all the wools as well ensuring that when you open the coat, inside there is a consistency with the wool colour & finish as well.
Ironed wool is just that, in the tanning process the wool has been ironed and polished to bring out the superb luxurious feel and finish that nature provided.
If you would like to see cuttings of any sueded shearlings to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email
Merino Curly Sheepskin (Shearling):- The characteristic of curly sheepskins is one of the most natural, essentially, the fleece is left soft and curly as you would find in nature. The wool is dense and warm, giving your winter coat a snuggly cosy feel.
The pelt side can be finished with either sueded or napalan (leather) surface.
Sueded: OB hand select all their skins to ensure that the suede surface is always soft and sensual, with a slight velvet nap on the suede.
Napalan: Is both a protective and a fashion finish, the leather surface can offer more protection against staining and grubbiness.
In our Somerset workshops every skin is painstakingly matched for every coat, by toning with adjoining skins we ensure that the garment is completely consistent in colour and texture all over, matching is a very skilled process, with many years training to perfect, if the matching process is not carried out to the highest standard, a shearling garment can include many multicoloured panels, OB also match the wool side of the coat as well ensuring that when you open it, inside there is a consistency throughout.
If you would like to see cuttings of any of our Merino Curly Sheepskins to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email
Merino Shearling with a Napalan (leather) finish is one of the most tactile, buttery soft skins in our collection.
The team at Owen Barry has been selected and handcrafting garments from leather & shearling for over 70 years, and still, today when these Merino Napalan skins come through production we stand and stroke them - Yes really! these skins are so delightful and soft in hand that we love to handle them, appreciating the quality and technical expertise in tanning skins to this level of finish.
Napalan Merinos have a fine leather surface, that is particularly suitable for reversible garments. The wool is ironed and equally luxurious and velvet like as the pelt.
If you would like to see cuttings of any Merino shearlings to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email