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Spending 5 days in New York, including NYE - What to wear?

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Quick question regarding clothing and shoes. I'm going to NY for a 5-day vacation, flying from L.A. I have no winter clothes, although I tend to stay warm when others are freezing. I have a camel-hair sport coat and a few cashmere and wool sweaters. I have a long light coat which I can wear on top of the SC. I have a couple of scarves as well. I only have thin leather soled shoes. Am I fine as it is or do I need to buy something in a hurry?

Thanks!

Also, please recommend the best discount stores I could visit during the trip.
 

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temperature average: low 40's in the morning and mid/low 30's at night, exclusive of wind chill factor

possibility of rain: very high
possibility of snow: possible.


dress accordingly
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
Quick question regarding clothing and shoes. I'm going to NY for a 5-day vacation, flying from L.A. I have no winter clothes, although I tend to stay warm when others are freezing. I have a camel-hair sport coat and a few cashmere and wool sweaters. I have a long light coat which I can wear on top of the SC. I have a couple of scarves as well. I only have thin leather soled shoes. Am I fine as it is or do I need to buy something in a hurry?

Thanks!

Also, please recommend the best discount stores I could visit during the trip.

Shop for winter clothing when you get there.
 

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it was cold as shit last week!
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
Quick question regarding clothing and shoes. I'm going to NY for a 5-day vacation, flying from L.A. I have no winter clothes, although I tend to stay warm when others are freezing. I have a camel-hair sport coat and a few cashmere and wool sweaters. I have a long light coat which I can wear on top of the SC. I have a couple of scarves as well. I only have thin leather soled shoes. Am I fine as it is or do I need to buy something in a hurry?

Thanks!

Also, please recommend the best discount stores I could visit during the trip.



I ive in LA too but you're going to need more than that! It's freezing out in NYC!
 

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You're here for five days. If you're here to club, spend your money on cabs, not a coat you'll have to check and wait in line for. If you're here to be a tourist, buy a ski jacket. If you're here to shop, tell us what your budget is.
 

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Originally Posted by alliswell
You're here for five days. If you're here to club, spend your money on cabs, not a coat you'll have to check and wait in line for. If you're here to be a tourist, buy a ski jacket. If you're here to shop, tell us what your budget is.

+1.
 

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Originally Posted by alliswell
You're here for five days. If you're here to club, spend your money on cabs, not a coat you'll have to check and wait in line for. If you're here to be a tourist, buy a ski jacket. If you're here to shop, tell us what your budget is.

I'm there mostly as a tourist... I'll try to walk as much as possible, probably take the train, maybe a cab from time to time. I plan on going to the Opera, the MET, MOMA, etc. Check out some restaurants and cafes. Haven't really planned beyond that. I think if I layer a sweater, a sport coat and a long overcoat, I'll be fine. I'm more worried about the shoes, as I have no winter shoes. Will I be able to survive in average leather soles?

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
I'm there mostly as a tourist... I'll try to walk as much as possible, probably take the train, maybe a cab from time to time. I plan on going to the Opera, the MET, MOMA, etc. Check out some restaurants and cafes. Haven't really planned beyond that. I think if I layer a sweater, a sport coat and a long overcoat, I'll be fine. I'm more worried about the shoes, as I have no winter shoes. Will I be able to survive in average leather soles?

Thanks!


If the predicted weather is 40/30's that's a joke and you should be fine assuming your wardrobe is not composed of shorts and tees. Just bring an umbrella and some comfortable shoes if your intention is to be a tourist.
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
Spending 5 days in New York, including NYE - What to wear?

Five days in New York City? I think a better question is ...

What Not to Wear!

 

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Originally Posted by faketrain
a parka, something along the lines of canada goose or moncler? its been unseasonably cold in nyc the past few weeks, and looks to remain that way.

Get yourself a proper overcoat and a pair of danite sole shoes. I would be worried less about precip than about the cold...been nasty lately and is supposed to continue to be so.
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Get yourself a proper overcoat and a pair of danite sole shoes. I would be worried less about precip than about the cold...been nasty lately and is supposed to continue to be so.

Been nasty everywhere, but buying new shoes and a new coat for a 5 day trip? Unless you have some future use as well, just be cold for a few days.
 

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You'll be okay. If it starts raining and your shoes leak, buy new shoes. If it snows and there is a pond at every corner, buy some boots. They sell stuff here.
 

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Zara had some really great knee-length wool overcoats (in the LA store) recently for under $200. They have a quilted lining (probably a generic version of thinsulate) and the detailing was such that they could be worn either with a suit or jeans.

As little love as the brand gets, something like this might do you well:

http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=365259&productGroup=365261&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10002+70016+4294967141/t-MEN'S|BOOTS#

They aren't the greatest looking, but are waterproof and again, may be dressed up or down depending.
 

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