Another thing you missed from Banished, wool vests. My thought was that you WANT to make it difficult to get clothing, especially later on with bigger towns. Eitherway getting hide for 300 people is very very tedious process, this make this a bit easier and you could make use of all that excess wool.
Warm in winter, not as good as warm clothing
low durability and even decreases faster if used in summer
just a collection of thoughts.