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curlypearl 12-19-2010 07:14 AM

How do you keep warm in brutally cold weather?
 
What are your favorite clothes to keep you toasty in cold weather? Do you prefer down, fur, faux fur, shearling (I know that's a type of fur). Do you wear something over your face? One thick sweater or many thin? Fleece? Type of hat? Earmuffs or do you think they are too childish?

I noticed in the general section some curlies were from Moscow and Germany and they were having very cold weather and snow. I wonder what works best for them.

The New Black 12-19-2010 07:28 AM

layers, wool coats, scarves, wool-lined Emu or Ugg boots, hats, leather gloves, and yes earmuffs if I have them

I hear puffer coats are warm, but I don't own one...

WileE-Dead 12-19-2010 07:43 AM

Move to a warmer state?! :toothy4:
Tho I do miss visiting NYC in Dec...so gorgeous!

ninja dog 12-19-2010 08:01 AM

Hot liquids, layers. I find if my feet are warm, the rest of me does okay.

ninadef 12-19-2010 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by curlypearl (Post 1547483)
What are your favorite clothes to keep you toasty in cold weather? Do you prefer down, fur, faux fur, shearling (I know that's a type of fur). Do you wear something over your face? One thick sweater or many thin? Fleece? Type of hat? Earmuffs or do you think they are too childish?

I noticed in the general section some curlies were from Moscow and Germany and they were having very cold weather and snow. I wonder what works best for them.

Stockholm, Sweden, in the midst of yet another snowstorm and 19 degrees farenheit (-7 celsius).

I wear wool coats, my warmest is long, below my butt.
Sort of like this:
http://halens.scene7.com/is/image/Ha...duct-featured$
My favorite:
http://static.tigerofswedenshop.com/...main_large.jpg
I also only wear wool kneehighs under jeans or leggings.

My hats are either a faux fur ugly thing that is extremely warm:
http://www.palsmossa.se/konstpals/sv...ossa-73-m3.jpg or a woolhat (with a satin lining of course).

On my feet I wear Timberland suede ankle boots with lined with shearling or some EXTREMELY expensive kee high boots that are so warm beause of the shearling lining (from the soles to the knees).

But I do my upmost not to go out when it's cold.
Thank God for Stockholms subway system!

Mariee 12-19-2010 08:44 AM

Germany, -13C (8,6F)

I am wearing tights, a jeans, a bonett/hat (I don't wich word is better), a t-shirt, over the t-shirt a sweat jacket, a coat, a scarve and gloves.

Thats my coat:
http://www.abload.de/img/ml895_0341_151r_79075apo7.jpg
I'm in love with my coat! It's fantastic.

misspam 12-19-2010 08:54 AM

This time of year, I wear my fur coats. I also wear a cashmere scarf and gloves. I hate being cold!

misspam 12-19-2010 08:56 AM

ninadef - I love the 2nd coat!

Mariee - I am in love with your coat!

cyndi 12-19-2010 09:11 AM

When I lived in NYC, I wore my Uggs (or my LL Bean Snow Boots), a full-length down coat (aka my sleeping bag coat), and one those headbands to keep my ears warm. I'm not too fond of hats because they mess up my hair.

At home, I had a space heater in the bathroom...I hate being cold when I get out of the shower. I also had a down comforter to keep me warm at night.

When I lived with my mom, she bought me an electric blanket to stay warm at night. Man, I wish I had that when I lived in NYC.

CurlyCurlies 12-19-2010 09:11 AM

Layers.

I wouldn't say it gets brutally cold down here, but last week I wore a pair of tights, knee high trouser socks, & skinny jeans all under a pair of trousers that were a size too big (I've recently lost weight). Suffice it to say, my legs weren't cold that day. :laughing8:

WavyCurlie 12-19-2010 09:30 AM

Hi, I am a Muscovite so I should know :) It's 0C now so I just put on my coat and scarf and flip the coat's fur-linen hood over. When it gets colder I won't leave home without a hat. I laso wear gloves from Oct to March because my hands are always cold (I guess it's something to do with blood circulation).
The first rule to keep warm is have three layers of cloth to "insulate" your body warmth from without - like a cotton shirt, a wool or fleece sweater and some kind of windproof coat. I actually like membrane sportswear, it's light and comfortable. I wear my skiing jackets quite often when going casual :) but most days I wear this one: [IMG]http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/1/e...b_87d69191.jpg[/IMG]

And as Ninadef said footwear is very important and fur- or shearling linen is the best, you don't have to wear thick socks in it.
Hope this helps!

WavyCurlie 12-19-2010 10:01 AM

BTW curlies what hats do you wear? I always have a problem with them. Most of them are too tight and my hair gets messy and mussy. And I don't like having the length out in cold and wind. So I have to either do it all up or put it inside the hat. I have two big wool bonnets, sort of large soft barret, and they do tolerable job to protect the hair but my head looks huge in them and kinda reggae-ish :D
I like head scarves but I don't have luck with them, I guess I turn my head too often and they slip and pull.

rouquinne 12-19-2010 10:10 AM

i have a heavy-duty fun fur coat that i bought the first year i lived in Ottawa, so it's 14 years old! considering it cost me $300 back then, it's more than paid for itself. i have had to replace the lining in it and bought the heavy-duty kasha lining which is flannel-backed satin, and i put a layer of quilted fleece down the back.

it's a long and heavy coat and i am getting tired of it, so i am making a new one this week out of deep brown boiled wool (that i got on sale for $9 metre - it's usually $30 a metre!). for the lining, i got kasha in bright turquoise and micro-fleece (thinner than the usual stuff) to inter-line the body. all the fabric to make the coat (using Vogue pattern 8549, view B with the collar) cost me less than $75.

i plan to make the jacket-length of that pattern, too, out of some dark brown wool that has a squiggle-pattern felted into it out of single strands of wool in burgundy, coral and lime green. it was on clearance for $7 a metre down from $45 last winter and i got coral lining for it.

:D

i have to use really simple patterns that go together quickly these days because the De Quervain's syndrome is flaring up something awful lately.
:(

rouquinne 12-19-2010 10:14 AM

wavy, i actually wear a wide headband i made out of fun fur to match my black coat. when it's REALLY cold, i'll put a cashmere scarf over it.

and i got a pattern for some fleece hats for days when it's not too cold - Simplicity 2494. i've made the 20's cloche hat with the flower.

WavyCurlie 12-19-2010 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by rouquinne (Post 1547563)
and i got a pattern for some fleece hats for days when it's not too cold - Simplicity 2494. i've made the 20's cloche hat with the flower.

wow, that must be nice :thumbleft: I love 20s style.
It's cool to be able to make exactly what you want. I'm no craftswoman, unfortunately.

cailin 12-19-2010 10:30 AM

I was actually going to post this very subject. Starting in January I'm going to be working a new shift 2pm-10pm. I'll end up being out at night in the freezing cold. I'm pretty good about keeping my core warm, layers of shirts/sweaters and a wool coat. But my legs are always freezing. I'm wondering if work out wear for the cold would be my best bet to add layers with out adding bulk.

http://www.sportsdepot.com/images/0525.gif

Like this

My last resort is this:

http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/c...921881_999_01?

curlylaura 12-19-2010 10:41 AM

My part of the UK:

Fluctuating between a nippy -10C and a balmy -2C at the moment so my clothes of choice right now are:

So long socks, tights or leggings, layers, knitted Ugg type boots, Ugg type sheepskin boots, today I wore my snowboard jacket outside (very warm), I have a short wool coat and a long one. I have a few wool hats and loads of gloves, they get wet scrapping the frost and snow off the car so I have to change them a lot.

I want this hat:
http://www.surfcdn.com/small/26407_small.jpg

WavyCurlie 12-19-2010 10:46 AM

Cailin, I think so. I also suggest having special membrane underwear (you can find it in ski sportswear departments), it drains micro amounts of water out and thus prevents your body cooling. Don't wear cotton or wool underneath! It does exactly the opposite, it keeps water inside. That's my skier experience :D I guess the principle is the same - you will have alot of motion outdoors in cold weather. HTH

Laura, that hat is fabulous!

curlylaura 12-19-2010 11:04 AM

I just bought the hat. It was a bit of an impulse but I've wanted a hat like that for over a year now!

rouquinne 12-19-2010 11:20 AM

my sister swears by silk long underwear for days when she's skating on the Rideau Canal. it really helped a couple of years ago when Ottawa had a 2-month long bus strike and skating to and from work was the fastest way for her to get downtown. the last section of the canal going past the University of Ottawa toward Parliament Hill is one of the coldest places in the city in the winter - you get that northwest wind coming straight at you!


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