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Winter Coats

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by javierf1987, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. javierf1987

    javierf1987 Member

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    I recently moved and have to purchase a coat (or parka) for winter. The city I live in will get very cold (approximately -10°C). I am willing to spend up to $500.00 dollars. What would you recommend? Canada Goose, Fjalrraven or something else?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    If you think that's very cold, come stay in Canada for awhile. For -10C I would wear a leather jacket or peacoat. Canada Goose is made for -40C
     
  3. javierf1987

    javierf1987 Member

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    For me, -10 is very cold. I don't know what to wear to protect myself from the cold, and I believe a leather jacket is not enough. Do you have other recommendations?
     
  4. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Now -10C is not cold to me. however -40C is cold. Come and spend a winter in Inner Mongolia. :) I wear a big thick down filled Tempco parka when the temp really drops, and a DB tweed Heilan overcoat for -10C.
     
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  5. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Canada Goose for -10 is certainly overkill unless you have moved to Toronto where it seems everyone downtown wears Canada Goose from labour day until April. In fact I think there is a city ordinance that you will be issued with one and the cost is added on to your property tax or apartment rent.

    Canada Goose does have some lighter models. But firstly, What will you be wearing this cold weather jacket with? Knowing that will help people provide you with suggestions.
     
  6. Cedric

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    Northface Nuptse
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    Mc Murdo for much lower temps, blizzards etc...

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    They should both total to around $500
     
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    That's not very cold.
     
  10. Joker Man

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    That's 14 F pal and it's very cold. And even cold Montreal has daytime highs in Winter of 20+. The middle and rest of Canada doesn't matter because no one lives there except dumb newfies and proles.
     
  11. Joker Man

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    This is your best bet. Detachable hood you can leave off on warmer days. When it's really cold add wool pullover and hood and you'll be warm

    http://tinyurl.com/5vsnz33
     
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    OP was actually looking to spend $500 so this is out of that price range.



    My, my, what's with all the negativity, dear boy? His comment was perfectly valid: It's actually not that cold. I think the assumption was that we're talking about an everyday jacket. The thing about living in a cold climate is that you never really spend too much time outside - it's all about going from house to car, building to building etc.

    Some of that North Face stuff is perfect if you're spending hours at a time outdoors, but really is overkill for day-to-day wear at that temperature.
     
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  13. Nicola

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    Outside of the obvious comment that -10C isn't that over the top nobody asked what context you'll be wearing this coat?

    Overcoat with layers underneath would work.

    You could go more working class and get the peacoat.

    But then many other things can work.

    Then remember hat,gloves. Keep skin covered. Don't get wet. You know all the things kids learn :embar:
     
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  14. bboysdontcryy

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    I wear a fleece and a windbreaker, both from North Face.
     
  15. Cant kill da Rooster

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    HEY! Out west -10C is a pretty nice winter day.

    Motherfucker.:slapfight:

    Anyway, I stand by a peacoat or a similar weight jacket with a sweater, scarf and touque/hat. Just layer in that cold. You will be sweating in a parka.
     
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  16. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    In a -10 cold, nobody's going to stop to look at how you dress, and when you're indoors, you'd have peeled off your coats.
     
  17. dirkweems

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    -10, -40, Inner Mongolia...whatever. I know women that are colder.
     
  18. CousinDonuts

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    What about up to $500 options for a standard winter coat that you would wear to the office over a suit? I have a camel and more casual mid-grey and am now looking for a black or very dark charcoal in a slimmer cut that hits mid-thigh.

    I live in the midwest and store-wise only have Macy's, Dillard's, and Von Maur. Those places have plenty of very boxy Calvin Klein and other boxy store brands. I have looked at Banana Republic and J Crew and didn't find what I wanted Any websites or brands you suggest (Yoox? Club Monaco?) that have slimmer options would be appreciated.
     
  19. acridsheep

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    I'm here for the cold contest.
     
  20. Pingson

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    Actually, temperature is not the only thing that matters for whether one thinks it's cold or not. Used to live in a place that never saw temperatures drop more than a few degrees below 0C, but it was always wet (rain, sleet) and windy and I have never been freezing as much as I did those years. I now live in a place that regularly see --15C for weeks and that inevitably get at least a few days each winter with temps of -30C or lower. But the climate is much dryer and usually much less windy, and I never really become cold. So temperature is only one part of the equation....
     

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