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I'm moving to a colder part of the country and need help finding warm trousers. How do snappy dressers in cold parts of the country keep their legs warm? I know long underwear is an option, but would rather not wear those.
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Originally Posted by AmericanCentury View Post

I'm moving to a colder part of the country and need help finding warm trousers. How do snappy dressers in cold parts of the country keep their legs warm? I know long underwear is an option, but would rather not wear those

Thick flannel.

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I assume you are looking for trousers to coordinate with a sports jacket or blazer. You will be able to find flannel in a 15/16 ounce weight in Cambridge, oxford and clergy gray. Grey is a neutral and will go with anything.   Cavalry twill also is made in a 16 ounce weight. The "officers pink" shade is a natural with a navy/blue blazer.

For more casual wear you can look for tweed trousers.  Some individuals do not like the "fuzzy" feeling of tweed against their legs. Get them lined in cotton.

 

Paul Winston

Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com

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Originally Posted by AmericanCentury View Post

I'm moving to a colder part of the country and need help finding warm trousers. How do snappy dressers in cold parts of the country keep their legs warm? I know long underwear is an option, but would rather not wear those.

Really, that cold?
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Yes, flannel. A long overcoat that covers a portion of your legs helps too.

post #6 of 13
I have a pair of flannels with full lining. Oh yeah, they're toasty. Brisk walking in heavy fabrics also help. biggrin.gif
post #7 of 13
Corduroy also has its place.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Corduroy also has its place.

Maybe in Baltimore, which to me hardly has a real winter. But in Chicago, waiting for the train at 8 AM when the temperature has not yet
risen to the predicted high of 10 degrees F, corduroy without long-johns is a non starter.
post #9 of 13

Depends on the cord. Some are quite thick and warm, but yes, generally I agree with you. I've experienced far too many of those Chicago winter mornings (and I've only lived here for 1 year).

post #10 of 13
I wear long johns for most of the winter in Toronto
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Originally Posted by RyanM2 View Post

I wear long johns for most of the winter in Toronto

Well, this winter was quite worm, wasn't it?
Honestly, it's not cold that is so bad, but when it's windy nothing helps except (as CM mentioned) overcoat that stretches well below knees.

BTW, I'm a smoker, in Toronto, I know what I'm talking about.
post #12 of 13
Flannel trousers as mentioned, but don't forgot a warm jacket

If you have not worn heavy trousers before, try out a pair first and lining does make a difference too. I don't think I could wear a fully lined flannel trousers even in very cold weather, although I an wear 14oz half-lined flannel in late-summmer.
post #13 of 13
Moleskin works for me.
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