Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Apr 1, 2009.
Be safe, dudes!
Happy new year to the most stylish crew out there!
I just snagged my first Carmina! The last Sinclair Shortwing Boot Burgundy Shell Cordovan, which happened to be my size 10.5 us. Crossing my fingers and rubbing the Buddha belly that it's a good fit as I've
Never tried on Carmina before. I'm a solid 10.5 in Allen Edmond so I hope I'm good! These boots look amazing.
Should fit just fine
Love this as an overshirt. Well done.
Yep, it begins in earnest. Epaulet always has tweed outwear in the fall/winter. I think there are a few on sale, too.
For those that live in the colder regions, what sort of outfits are you wearing at the moment? I ask because I have to go to Minnesota in a couple of weeks and I see the temps are outlandishly cold. Luckily, being the weirdo that I am, I have overcoats and heavyweight tweeds. Just want to make sure I prepare properly
How much time are you planning on spending outside?
I live in Minnesota and my go-to lately has been dainite-soled boots, tweed pants (possibly thermal underwear underneath), wool sweater, and an N3-B parka. Don't forget gloves because the cold is on brutal your hands.
That's sufficient, but I still wouldn't want to be outside for long periods. Downtown Minneapolis has an awesome skyway system connecting the buildings so if you're in that area you hardly need to go outdoors! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_Skyway_System
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I've heard about the skyway. My coworker's daughter works for Target Corp and she said that she takes that thing to work and home, doesn't even need a big coat.
Just curious...is the skyway open 24/7/365 for use?
Alas, I will be going to the suburb of Eden Prairie. Gloves and hats will be brought. I don't have a parka, hopefully a very heavy wool overcoat works
It will also be my first time driving in the snow. I hope there isn't a blizzard during the time of the visit.
Sorry for the not directly Epaulet question, dudes. Just figure I ask here since I post in here so much!
As minimum as possible, haha.
It's a quick trip. Will be driving to hotel and visiting sites (planning to stay indoors).
another crucial part of dealing with the cold is to layer. if you have them, long johns and thermal undershirts will keep you very warm. i personally would recommend uniqlo heattech.
also wearing sweaters and knits over buttondowns will help as well.
I actually sleep in thermal long johns and shirts. I don't think they'll fit too well under my clothing though since my clothing is quite slim. With that said, I'll probably wear compression gear that I wear to work out! Lol.
In such cold temperatures, going into the negative zone, is it 'professional' to wear a beanie to work?
lol compression gear works well too, been there man.
yea i have worn beanies to professional environments, not sure about other guys. the minute I enter a building, i take the hat off so not many people really see it
180s-style earmuffs are fairly professional looking and keep your ears and head very warm -- that is, as long as you don't mind the top of your head getting cold. The ears are really the most important, though.
On the hat front -- a while back, Mike's mom hand knit a few hats that the store sold. I don't know if they ever made it online, but they were awesome. If I were a hat-wearing sort, I definitely would have picked one up.
Beanies are fine...its Minnesota. Watch Fargo. I bought one of those Mike's Mom Beanies for my wife last Christmas...awesomeness.
All good tips...if you can find it, there's a company called undersilk. AWESOME. The worst part of layering in the cold is when youre not in the cold (ie office). My school is a shit show in the winter cause the heat is cranked up and it gets so hot...but the undersilk is nice and light. Keeps you super warm in the cold, but doesn't overheat in the heated rooms.
Driving in the snow...get 4WD. Go slow. Don't be afraid to drive in the right lane with your hazards on if necessary. better be the guy everybody points and laughs at, than the guy everybody is crying for. Snow isn't so bad though, ice is.
Wool is generally the best kind of office wear OC. ...make sure you bring a scarf as well.
Have fun bro...I expect epic Frozen Tundra fit pics!
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