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Good Weight for Overcoat fabric?

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I'm looking to have an overcoat made. What would be a good wool fabric weight for Canadian winter? I was looking at one on-line that was 14 oz in wool/cashmere but that seemed like it would be too light. I'd prefer straight wool as well. What kind of weight should I be looking for?
 

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Assuming you'll wear a jacket underneath the coat, something around 22oz. should be fine.

For the Canadian winters, I would stay away from the lighter coverts (~18oz.).
 

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Difference between Victoria and Winnipeg. How you'll intend to wear it. Layered? Just walking to the car? Or wandering around town? How many coats do you have?

If you think about Toronto weather there will be really cold days and fairly warm days. If you have multiple coats different weights can come in handy.
 

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Go for the leather stuff. It will help you keep warm. I never had been to Canada, so no knowledge how cold its there in your season, but yes leather can help you remain warm
 

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I'm living in Kingston right now for grad school. So more Toronto weather. I've got a lighter coat for the warmer days. I'm really looking for something that I can wear over a suit or sport coat for walking to and from campus and around town (I don't have a car) during most of the winter which is somewhere between -10 and -20 celsius.
 

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