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How do you keep warm in brutally cold weather?

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
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.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    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...
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Move to a warmer state?! :toothy4:
    Tho I do miss visiting NYC in Dec...so gorgeous!
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Hot liquids, layers. I find if my feet are warm, the rest of me does okay.
  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    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:
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    My favorite:
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    I also only wear wool kneehighs under jeans or leggings.

    My hats are either a faux fur ugly thing that is extremely warm:
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    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!
  • MarieeMariee Posts: 20Registered Users
    Germany, -13°C (8,6°F)

    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:
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    I'm in love with my coat! It's fantastic.
  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    This time of year, I wear my fur coats. I also wear a cashmere scarf and gloves. I hate being cold!
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    ninadef - I love the 2nd coat!

    Mariee - I am in love with your coat!
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    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.
    I think that I deceive genius.:happy10:
  • CurlyCurliesCurlyCurlies Posts: 1,641Registered Users
    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:
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  • WavyCurlieWavyCurlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    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][/img]thumb_87d69191.jpg

    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!
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  • WavyCurlieWavyCurlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    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.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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.
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  • WavyCurlieWavyCurlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    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.
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  • cailincailin Posts: 897Registered Users
    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.

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    My last resort is this:

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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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:
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  • WavyCurlieWavyCurlie Posts: 23Registered Users
    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!
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I have a puffer coat. On not so cold days (anything above 30 degrees F) I'll just wear a sweater, a blouse and pants. Most days, I commute to work in sneakers. I save snow boots for when it actually snows and dress boots for the weekends. For weather below 30F, I will wear long johns underneath everything. Oh-I also will wear a scarf, earmuffs and gloves. When I had relaxed hair, weaves or braid extensions, I did wear hats, but I find that they mess up my natural hair. When its brutally cold, I'll resort to using the hood on my coat as a last resort.
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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    small portable heater and sex
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I used to wear hat, gloves, scarf, and a heavy winter jacket when I lived in Rhode Island. Now I live in Ga and I rarely wear a jacket. Usually just a sweatshirt hoodie or a thick sweater.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Pennsylvania doesn't get brutally cold very often, so I am fine as long as my ears and hands are covered.

    My new snow boots are also quite warm.

    I'm not much of a layering person though. The most I've done is a set of Under Armor or something similar under my street clothes if I am to be out for extended periods such as a football game.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Oh, and I have a hat from Curly Zebra, because they are satin lined and they don't mess up the hair. Also, their size large is an actual large and not some tiny thing with an L on it.
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  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    ninadef - I love the 2nd coat!

    Mariee - I am in love with your coat!

    Thank you, it's my favorit!
    But when it's too cold my buttocks get really chilly....
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Oh, and I have a hat from Curly Zebra, because they are satin lined and they don't mess up the hair. Also, their size large is an actual large and not some tiny thing with an L on it.

    Cute! I saw a bag at Walmart yesterday that would go with that. It was a slouchy over-the-shoulder tote... I had to walk away....:happy3:
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I have a really warm North Face 2in1 Jacket. If I'm just running around town, going from car to building and back, I only wear my warm coat. Some days I wear knee high socks, which make a difference.

    If I'll be outside for an extended period of time or if it's really windy, I'll wear a hat, snow boots, gloves, and maybe something for my face. I don't own any snow pants, but plan to buy some for long outings outside like sledding or something.

    My hat looks something like this:
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    My snow boots like this:
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    My coat something like this:
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    So it's pretty obvious I'm all about function over fashion, LOL.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I'm gonna have to get one of those cute hats.

    Ninadef, I want that black coat. So you can go on and pack it up and send on over the pond. LOL

    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    When it comes to footwear, I don't care about fashion as much as I care about being safe and cute. So I wear Bogs boots covered in flowers when it snows. When it's just cold I ear my regular shoes or these (unfortunately not this color)bgx0974_mn.jpg

    Regardless, I'm wearing Smart Wool socks or knee high socks. If it's really icy, I wear YakTraks on my shoes. Maybe it's overkill, but I would be so pissed off at myself if I fell on ice and broke some bones or died or something. Also, warm feet help so much.

    If it's in the singles, I wear silk long underwear on my lower half and then usually jeans or some kind of lined dressier pant. If it's warmer than 10, I just wear pants and knee high socks or tights. I rarely wore skirts and dresses in winters past, but I may try it out now that my lifestyle is more conducive.

    Upper body is usually some kind of tshirt, some sort of overshirt like a sweater or whatever, and then a coat. I try to pick cute wool coats that are warm. I will not wear a puffer coat, sorry.

    I wear mittens when temps are in the singles. Otherwise I wear wook gloves, my satin bonnett, and a cute hat. I wish I could find cuter hats that fit my big hair.

    I wear as much color as possible in winter because it can get so dreary and depressing in the Northeastern US.

    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I don't know what's wrong with me this year, but I'm really struggling with the cold, and it's only in the 20s and teens (it's usually worse before I really start working to stay warm). Maybe because winter started so early where I live?
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