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The ***OFFICIAL*** Cold Weather Style Thread

CDHagg

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Here's hoping this doesn't become a threak.


I've searched the SW&D forum a lot, and while there are a lot of little threads floating around, there isn't a single massive cold weather clothing thread. I'll soon be moving from a hot and humid climate to a bitterly-cold, snowy, wet, frigid climate, which is why I am starting this thread.

How do you survive in the winter, and still retain a modicum of style?
What are your recommendations and insights regarding:

-- Coats (overcoats, parkas, pea coats, etc.)
-- Hats
-- Boots (waterproof boots, snow proof boots, warm boots, etc.)
-- Pants (how do you keep your legs warm?)
-- Shirts (do you even need "cold weather shirts"?)
-- Sweaters
-- Scarves
-- Gloves
-- Backpacks, Briefcases, Messenger Bags (how do you keep your stuff dry?)
-- Waterproofing (how do you keep everything dry?)
-- Care, Cleaning, and Maintenance

~~ Any general recommendations for staying warm and dry?
~~ Any specific recommendations for certain pieces of clothing, accessories, or other gear?
~~ Do you have any charming anecdotes you'd like to share?
~~ Where, when, and how do you buy your winter gear?

Basically, this is the thread to share any and all information that the (trying to be stylish) cold-weather neophyte might like to have.
 

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How do you survive in the winter, and still retain a modicum of style?
I live in canada, it is cold but not too cold, here is my input

What are your recommendations and insights regarding:
-- Coats (overcoats, parkas, pea coats, etc.)
i wear a sterlingwear peacoat now, superwarm in the winter, gets lots of compliments, looks real nice and fitted


-- Hats
i wear a toque on super cold days, just cause i have to

-- Boots (waterproof boots, snow proof boots, warm boots, etc.)
just plain ol leather boots

-- Pants (how do you keep your legs warm?)
jeans

-- Shirts (do you even need "cold weather shirts"?)
i have a couple of long sleeve T's for winter

-- Sweaters
i bought a stark last winter, really nice sweater

-- Scarves
no scarves

-- Gloves
cordovan gloves

-- Backpacks, Briefcases, Messenger Bags (how do you keep your stuff dry?)
i try not to use them

-- Waterproofing (how do you keep everything dry?)
umbrella when it rains

-- Care, Cleaning, and Maintenance
don't wear your boots 2 days in a row

~~ Any general recommendations for staying warm and dry?
~~ Any specific recommendations for certain pieces of clothing, accessories, or other gear?
~~ Do you have any charming anecdotes you'd like to share?
~~ Where, when, and how do you buy your winter gear?

Basically, this is the thread to share any and all information that the (trying to be stylish) cold-weather neophyte might like to have.
 

Aeneas

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Umm. Would it not have been better to create a summer thread considering what season is quickly approaching?
 

CDHagg

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I've dressed for 9month summers my whole life, but I'm not prepared for arctic conditions. Maybe this thread will gain traction once Fall rolls around. :D
 

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]How do you survive in the winter, and still retain a modicum of style?
I think its hardest to answer this when its summer, winter allows layering, and a variety of accessories that helps ones style.
 
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^ what lane said. Low temperatures allow one to put on lots of stuff on, from layers of clothing to accesories. Winter here gets somewhat cold, and I move around in my bike a lot, so I usually need to layer many pieces. It´s mostly a tee, chunky cardigan/sweater/hoodie, leather jacket/peacot/down(biker)jacket, gloves, jeans and sneakers/boots and sometimes I´ll throw on a scarf if I´m wearing a jacket that doesn´t zip up to cover my neck.
 

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This upcoming winter I plan on wearing compression tights under my normal pants
 

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This upcoming winter I plan on wearing compression tights under my normal pants

Under Armour? I've found that UA coldgear is great when you're sweating, but doesn't do a great job of insulation when you're just standing still.

Winter Silks, however has worked well for me when it's really cold.
 

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Just man up and deal with it mostly. I live in a very cold part of Canada and you need a warm jacket and gloves. Maybe a hat if you're a tiny baby. I used a hood on the colder days.

Get the salt off your boots with a mixture of vinegar and water. Wax 'em up after that when they dry to keep them dry longer. I just wear a pair of red wings or the dayton service boots. The worst part is the salt really. It'll probably get on your jeans so don't get pissed, just vinegar the shit out.

I use a messenger bag every day to work. Just get the moisture off if it gets absolutely soaked.

Scarves are great. Sweaters are great. Keeping your torso warm is easy. Hands and feet are the worst, at least for me. Get some gloves and wool socks.

You don't need Sorels or Canada Goose, but if you think they look good then go nuts.

I've never used any leg warmers, compression stuff or long johns. As long as you're moving it really isn't that bad.
 

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Here in Chicago, the wind + winter means the cold somehow finds its way through every possible crevice in your clothes to make you shiver. Good gloves and hats are a must, or you'd feel like your extremities are going to fall off. I have a pair of smartwool longjohns that I wear under my jeans, they do a great job keeping my legs warm.

That said, this past winter has been remarkably mild
 

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