Spent $1k on Brooks Bros sweaters

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  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    Going to NYC in mid November.

    My wardrobe is lacking clothes for the 40-50 degree weather.

    I bought these two merino sweaters from Brooks Brothers to wear during the day:

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    For the evenings, I bought these two:

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    I was trying to achieve these looks:

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    My question is: will this be enough to keep me warm?

    I also bought a bunch of cashmere beanies and scarfs (not from BB though).

    Thanks!
     
  2. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    You will likely requre a coat, at least in the evening.
     
  3. OinkBoink

    OinkBoink Senior member

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    To achieve that look, you will probably have to spend 1k in hair gel.
     
  4. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Olive oil could work too.
     
  5. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    Can you give me some pointers?

    Will I need a coat even if I layer up? As in a icebreaker merino baselayer + dress shirt + sweater + beanie & scarf?

    Were you thinking about something like this when you said I would need a coat?

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    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. OinkBoink

    OinkBoink Senior member

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    You will also need to work on your longing gaze.
     
  7. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    You spent $1,000 on 4 Brook's Brothers sweaters? lol...

    To answer your question, it depends on what you wear underneath the sweaters. 40-50 degrees isn't THAT cold. If you wear a hat and a few layers, you'll be fine. If you're going to be in cooler weather for a while, it probably won't hurt to invest in a jacket...never know when it will rain.
     
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  8. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    btw, that jacket is worth $3k, so it's out of the question.
     
  9. OinkBoink

    OinkBoink Senior member

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    So what? I spent nearly that much on my car.
     
  10. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    What kind of jacket VinnyMac?

    And what's wrong with the sweaters? The only expensive one is this one, which was worth $400.

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    The rest were decently priced at $100-$150.
     
  11. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    OinkBoink, please go troll some other thread. There are plenty here.
     
  12. fashionnoob

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    Sidebar: why have the prices of BB sweaters jumped skyward so significantly this year? Bad year for wool? I don't think oil/transport prices jumped up that much...
     
  13. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    You might be okay with all those layers but evenings in NYC in November can drop into the 30s. I would bring a jacket/coat.
     
  14. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I hope you bought those on some kind of sale.
     
  15. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    Any suggestions?

    I also like this one, but it's worth almost $6k

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