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How to keep warm but stylish during cold winter days?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essentio, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Essentio

    Essentio Senior member

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    How to keep warm but stylish during cold winter days (severe temperatures below 32 F/ 0 C )?

    Is a winter parka the only solution?

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    That is what flannel suits and cashmere overcoats and odd jackets are for. And, of course, the vicuña.
    For the feet, suede ankle boots.
     
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    I live just outside of Toronto so I have to deal with -30C (with the wind chill at the worst). A heavy wool overcoat has always worked for me; layered with a scarf, jacket, gloves, and sometimes even a sweater. Also, you should invest in a skull cap made from light weight materials. It might defeat the purpose of style but I've worn this for the past 2 years now and I haven't been cold yet: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1255796701986.
     
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    That is what flannel suits and cashmere overcoats and odd jackets are for. And, of course, the vicuña.
    For the feet, suede ankle boots.


    Agreed. The depicted parkas posted by the OP would be far from being considered "stylish" by most people here on SF.
     
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    Temperatures below 32F are severe? It was 32 here last night and I saw people wearing shorts, I'm not certain that 32 calls for breaking out the arctic survival gear.
     
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    Black overcoat, black fedora.
     
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    i would get a duffel coat or wear down vest over my suit. you'd be surprised how well the vests keep you warm.
     
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    Heavy wool or cashmere sweater. Heavy wool or cashmere coat. Heavy wool or cashmere socks. Wool or cashmere beanie. Wool or cashmere scarf. Fur lined leather gloves.
     
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    Canada Goose is a good option IMO.. they look good and keep the cold out.
     
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    I wouldn't break out the down parkas until it was around -20F outside. Peacoats and overcoats are really quite warm if you have a nice sweater underneath, and you can even wear things like UnderArmour Cold Gear under your dress shirt if you're really cold. I usually don't even wear a peacoat until it's about 15F out.

    Then again, it all depends on your tolerance for cold. Some people aren't as sensitive to cold weather as others.
     
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    How to keep warm but stylish during cold winter days (severe temperatures below 32 F/ 0 C )?

    Is a winter parka the only solution?

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    How severe is the temperature you will be experiencing? Snow Goose parkas will be too warm for temps above -20 celsius unless there are extreme windchills. They are intended for extended periods in very cold weather with or without extreme windchill. Listen to what the other posters are saying: a good overcoat with adequate layers will provide you with warmth you are looking for. If you want a heavy parka get one as you might find a use for it but it won't be something that you will use on a regular basis unless you live in an extremely cold climate.
     
  13. philosophe

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    Heavy wool or cashmere sweater. Heavy wool or cashmere coat. Heavy wool or cashmere socks. Wool or cashmere beanie. Wool or cashmere scarf. Fur lined leather gloves.
    +1. You need a very dense wool coat for the bitter cold. Bottom line: layers of wool/cashmere are the way to go. Cover as much of yourself as possible. Forget short coats. That said, when it is super-cold (in terms of what you can tolerate), shearling works extremely well, and down parkas are great. Sometimes you just have to sacrifice looks to functionality. The Canada Goose parkas are fairly good looking for parkas, and they are very warm and well-made. I am a lifelong northeasterner and tend to feel cold in the winter. Living in Philadelphia, I find that I can layer up wool clothes and a tightly-woven, thick overcoat and do quite well. I also have a shearling. When the weather is just ridiculously cold, though, I reach for the Canada Goose. Thankfully, it's not that often. After all, who wants to feel cold?
     
  14. foodguy

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    move to los angeles. 80 degrees today.
     
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    Cashmere overcoat with shearling fur lining

    (shameless plug)

    But seriously, I didn't know what warm really meant until I tried one on

    Also +1 and highly recommend goose down lining, just make sure the construction is top notch
     
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    That's what heavy tweed suits and overcoats are for.
     
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    chunky hoody (hood up) with an oversized moleskin coat over the top. badass.
     

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