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

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  1. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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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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    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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    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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    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.
     
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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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    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.
     
  9. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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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.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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/ca...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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