It's 80% Lambswool and 20% polymide I think. Basically it's mostly lambswool and a bit of something else. I had a quick feel in store and it looks to be a good purchase.
Ah, I finally bought a pair of boots. I've been looking for months, posted a few questions to the forums, and finally found something that fits me, that seems well constructed, is stylish, and will be useful when the winter arrives.
They're from Clarks. Leather tops with rubbers soles, so should hold pretty well when the ground is a bit slippery. It seems that Clarks's sizes run a bit to the large side. I went down two (EU) sizes from my normal to get something that fit well, which is actually great because smaller sizes are easier to find! I was considering the lighter shade of tan, but figured I'd go darker and have something with a more classic look. Works pretty well with every pair of pants I have, too, so I think these are my "go-to" winter shoes.
It won't make a huge difference to the overall feel or quality of the garment, I think that comes down to this communities sensibilities, as long as you have a majority natural fibres then its fine and for £25 I think its a bargain, you could spend a lot more and get a lot worse.
You'll also find that more and more knitwear that is made of cotton is going to more synthetic fibre woven into it because the cotton crops this year have been terrible and it costs an absolute shitload.
Liking your boots by the way. Glad you finally found some. I'd like some chunky brogue boots.
Cheers for the boots comment. Do you have any example of chunky brogues? That seems like a contradiction to me. I was staying away from chunky because I'm slim and my feet are already big enough; I think "chunky" on me would look like clown shoes. Then again I'm tall enough that maybe it's not terribly obvious.
Barbour, in the ASOS sale.
I've only had them for 24 hours, so I can't say much about them yet. I'm still breaking them in. Just got back from a two hour stroll around the city. One fits great, the other is still rubbing at my heel a bit. Great ankle support, though. I seem to put a lot of pressure on the top-front of shoes when I walk, so I found I have to double-knot it or it comes untied, but that's not a huge problem. I've sprayed a few light coats of leather waterproofer on them but haven't subjected them to the elements yet. If you want to PM me in a week or two I can probably let you know about that. Paris is a bit rainy this time of year!
So far I'd recommend it, but that's assuming they mold to my feet a bit more in the coming weeks.
£99.99 in TK Maxx