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Yes, obviously there are places where it gets that cold. Such places are the exception, not the rule. But, thb, I was clearly stirring the pot, and anyways, people have different reaction to cold the same way they do to heat. You cant compare one person to the next as far as resistance is concerned. Shame on me for being hyperbolic.
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I think overcoats are great just because of indoors heating, if you wear stuff underneath an overcoat that keeps you warm enough outdoors, you're just going to sweat indoors.

 

I'm looking to get a second/third overcoat. I have a thrifted burberry alapaca wool navy thing that's a bit too big for me but is fine now, and the mid gray cashmere blend thing I posted a while back. I'm thinking of getting something in 20oz~ calvalry twill in brown. That way the mid gray covers more formal options (charcoal, navy, gray suits), and brown for a bit more casual stuff, walking about in Cambridge, etc. Good idea? I also think I might just get it in 16oz, but I'm not sure.

 

 

 

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In other news, I'm wearing my (3 button) black suit tonight to work. Please don't disown me.

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I disown you.

 

Hang on. I never owned you in the first place.

 

Oh, I know. I dispwn you.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

That looks very, very good.

 

 

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Euro, looks nice, if a smidgen large.

 

 

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Nice @europrep!

 

Thanks guys.  To Stitch's point, it is a tad roomy and longer than I usually go, but given it is unlined (except shoulders and sleeves) and 100% cashmere, I think I need the room to let it fall naturally.  It feels closer to a comfy sweater than a sport coat.  

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Euro, looks nice, if a smidgen large.

Perhaps just to bring in the waist a touch.

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It really depends on you. People vary in their tolerance for extreme temperatures. But I would be really surprised if you couldn't find a better solution among the already-given suggestions. What's your warmest overcoat right now? If it's some Banana Republic-type topcoat, then your first job is to get yourself a legit overcoat. If that (plus the scarf and gloves thing) doesn't get you comfortable, then look into the other options.
I will look at a nice overcoat. I am wearing a so so Burberry overcoat but it is not warm enough. I guess the CanGoose option is terrible.
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Stop being a sissy! It didn't even get below mid 20s today in D.C.
...then factor in the wind chills. Bam!
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I will look at a nice overcoat. I am wearing a so so Burberry overcoat but it is not warm enough. I guess the CanGoose option is terrible.
...then factor in the wind chills. Bam!

Get a nice wool overcoat with a thick lining. Overcoats can be lined with insulating materials as well, so they'll stop any and all wind chill.

Canadians only wear Canada Goose when it is -20C or below, so it might be overkill for DC temperatures.

lol, just looked up the temperature while waiting in line for lunch. It's between -1 and 10C in DC today. It's 3C and a bit windy here in London at the moment, and I'm only wearing a suit jacket while picking up lunch.
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Get a nice wool overcoat with a thick lining. Overcoats can be lined with insulating materials as well, so they'll stop any and all wind chill.

Canadians only wear Canada Goose when it is -20C or below, so it might be overkill for DC temperatures.

lol, just looked up the temperature while waiting in line for lunch. It's between -1 and 10C in DC today. It's 3C and a bit windy here in London at the moment, and I'm only wearing a suit jacket while picking up lunch.


I'm Canadian and I don't wear a parka unless doing an outdoor activity (skiing, playing with kids etc). We just went though a week of -25C and I wore a Jcrew peacoat with Thinsulate and it was fine. Before I got it I wore a Gloverall and it was also good in all temperatures. I will never buy a Canada Goose due to their fur linings anyways.

 

Unless you are outdoors for the day there is no need for a parka (the water resistance does matter in the snow). The main issue I find with overcoats is the tendency to make them too thin so you need to shop around and check the wind resistance.

 

Next year I want to get something double breasted and dressier - the single breasted coats never keep me warm enough (except the Gloverall as it has a throat latch).

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My gloverall duffle is the best winter jacket I've ever owned.

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Thanks guys.  To Stitch's point, it is a tad roomy and longer than I usually go, but given it is unlined (except shoulders and sleeves) and 100% cashmere, I think I need the room to let it fall naturally.  It feels closer to a comfy sweater than a sport coat.

I know exactly what you mean. It definitely doesn't look bad, and if you like the little bit of roominess and drape, there is no need to really mess with it.
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This is what I am surviving on. A purchase made pre-SF so it sucks and is too slim. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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Get a nice wool overcoat with a thick lining. Overcoats can be lined with insulating materials as well, so they'll stop any and all wind chill.

Canadians only wear Canada Goose when it is -20C or below, so it might be overkill for DC temperatures.

lol, just looked up the temperature while waiting in line for lunch. It's between -1 and 10C in DC today. It's 3C and a bit windy here in London at the moment, and I'm only wearing a suit jacket while picking up lunch.

 

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I'm Canadian and I don't wear a parka unless doing an outdoor activity (skiing, playing with kids etc). We just went though a week of -25C and I wore a Jcrew peacoat with Thinsulate and it was fine. Before I got it I wore a Gloverall and it was also good in all temperatures. I will never buy a Canada Goose due to their fur linings anyways.

 

Unless you are outdoors for the day there is no need for a parka (the water resistance does matter in the snow). The main issue I find with overcoats is the tendency to make them too thin so you need to shop around and check the wind resistance.

 

Next year I want to get something double breasted and dressier - the single breasted coats never keep me warm enough (except the Gloverall as it has a throat latch).

It's a purty darn gon cold down here in DC. I considered a parka because: 

- winds are killing me

- standing in line waiting as a slug is killing me (carpool)

 

At this point, I'd just wear my PUMA jacket that looks like this...


Edited by The Noodles - 2/4/15 at 8:48am
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It's a purty darn gon cold down here in DC. I considered a parka because: 
- winds are killing me
- standing in line waiting as a slug is killing me (carpool)

At this point, I'd just wear my PUMA jacket that looks like this...


You can hardly call that an overcoat. Suitsupply has a nice DB wool/cashmere one, and NMWA has the Eidos overcoats on sale. The coats on unbel's website are nice too, albeit a bit expensive. Just make sure you get a DB one, as it's much warmer than SB.
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Noodles, aesthetics aside, that coat looks thin. There is no shortage of warm coats out there. Find a cheap one to get you through this season, then take some time to get a long-term solution.
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