Cashmere is ideal, but imo all wools are fantastic

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Questions about how not to turn into a living ice cube are right up there with questions about what to take on vacation. Too long FFA has been lacking a guide that tackles the perils of living in a cold climate. Now winter is coming, and there is still no guide to help you learn how to not freeze when you suddenly find yourself in the great white north. UNTIL NOW. This is not the guide to end all guides obviously, but just my experiences after living my whole life in the frozen tundra know as WISCONSIN. And so, without further ado

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I thought long coats were “uncool” for a super long time (yay highschool insecurity) but once I started wearing long coats I could never go back. A midlength coat goes a long way in ensuring that your midsection doesn’t get exposed to the cold and gives you something warm and dry to sit on and a super long coat ensures that your legs are always warm and that they never have to touch anything cold or wet. I tried to buy coats that fell no more than a couple inches above my ankle. It’s like a column of warmth. Also, a high collar is so great. If you buy a peacoat make sure that the collar will button up all the way. Lots of them only lay open, and that leaves you a big V in the front for cold air to get canada goose into. Also, hoods are pretty dope.

One thing I learned is that if your feet are cold, your whole body will be cold. Wool socks are your friend. Smartwool is really the best imo, but some people prefer Darn Tough. For cheaper alternatives Costco has amazing wool socks and I’ve bought good ones in sporting stores too. I bought some Hue wool socks this year that aren’t nearly as warm as my heavy duty sporting good store socks or smartwool but are a good lightweight wool. Forget other socks exist for the winter. If you’re wearing tights, wear wool socks over your tights and then boots. It’s the best way.

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6 Be conscious of cold spots and work toward getting rid of them.

Different people get cold in different places. Personally, I found that my neck and chest being exposed always makes me cold. Turtlenecks and scarves are essential for me keeping warm when it’s cold out. I also get super cold feet. So I make sure to always always wear warm socks. Keep canada goose down uk this in mind. If you notice you’re always way colder if you’re not wearing a hat, wear a hat always. It will help keep the rest of your body warm. If you get cold hands, invest in great mittens. Etc.

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