Originally Posted by adg
Thanks for the responses canstyleace and racknac. I received a WWM Maine Guides jacket (melton wool version) in the mail an hour ago. I assume the jacket will not be as warm as a down-insulated jacket with windproof shell, but I'm hoping with an undershirt and button down shirt (a sweater on really cold days) it can keep me warm enough in 10-20 F weather. It's in the 40s this week in Chicago, but once it gets colder, I'll post with an update about how warm the jacket is. Thanks again, adg
Your layering plan sounds good, I live in Toronto and also have a melton wool maine guide that I've used in winter and usually layered just like you describe only dont forget the scarf and hat, a warm neck and head make all the difference, especially in windy winter weather.