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Old 09-16-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Take a look at a Lands end catalog or website. While not the most stylish out there that is an example of the kind of clothes needed in Chicago.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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Take a look at a Lands end catalog or website. While not the most stylish out there that is an example of the kind of clothes needed in Chicago.
Sure, but at the same time there's many other brands out there, some much more stylish and ways to get around that. Another story though.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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I'd recommend investing in a good down jacket, 500 fill or above. They can be pricey but IMO worth it. They are super light but extremely, extremely warm. Places like REI have a good selection. The only thing with down though is to make sure you DON'T WASH it in a machine or otherwise let it get wet as it will destroy the down.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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I have an ankle length, down filled jacket. Love it. And mittens are warmer than gloves.

I'm a huge fan of LLBean due to their lifetime guarantee on everything. One winter both my boots and jacket broke and the store I bought them from would have had to send them out for repairs and I had to purchase a new jacket as a result. As such, I am loyal to LLBean because they will do in store exchange no questions asked. There are 2 locations here, in the suburbs but the Skokie location is pretty accessible.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Any clothes recommendations for a person with high body temperature that can withstand the cold more than the average person?

Or does Chicago get so cold that having a high body temperature doesn't even matter. I'm from California; I'm not familiar with extreme temps.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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you need a whole range of jackets and coats. An extreme weather parka will be just too hot in more moderate winter weather. There are TONS of threads on this. Do a search.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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Any clothes recommendations for a person with high body temperature that can withstand the cold more than the average person?

Or does Chicago get so cold that having a high body temperature doesn't even matter. I'm from California; I'm not familiar with extreme temps.
You definitely still need some protection. Where I'm from in the UK, the temperature can get as low as the 30s and sometimes the 20s and you still see everyone walking around downtown in t-shirts or thin blouses because they can handle it. But Chicago temperatures can get low enough to do very real damage. As in, ears and hands being amputated due to frostbite, and death.

Although, California actually has a lower record temperature (-45C) than Illinois. I'm guessing you're probably used to average winter temps in the 50s though, which isn't cold at all.

Chicago has weird weather though. It's rare, but it can literally be hot and sunny in winter for a few days then suddenly drop to freezing. For example back in 1911 when it dropped from 74 to 13 in the space of 8 hours.

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Old 09-17-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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You definitely still need some protection. Where I'm from in the UK, the temperature can get as low as the 30s and sometimes the 20s and you still see everyone walking around downtown in t-shirts or thin blouses because they can handle it. But Chicago temperatures can get low enough to do very real damage. As in, ears and hands being amputated due to frostbite, and death.

Although, California actually has a lower record temperature (-45C) than Illinois. I'm guessing you're probably used to average winter temps in the 50s though, which isn't cold at all.

Chicago has weird weather though. It's rare, but it can literally be hot and sunny in winter for a few days then suddenly drop to freezing. For example back in 1911 when it dropped from 74 to 13 in the space of 8 hours.
So I'm guessing the absolute essentials for any person is: gloves, beanie or hood, boots, scarf (heard it was dangerous to breathe in cold air), water-proof shoes and thick socks to keep the feet protected.
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Yeah, and a scarf wrapped round your face is advisable when it's super cold. It will also make you look a bit like a ninja, which is never a bad thing.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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All of these posts are good solutions for the cold. Yes, a wide range of jackets & coats is a must.

But for me...
Full length camel hair double breastfed overcoat, a Hugo Boss scarf, black leather gloves, and some harness boots all the way=) there's nothing like wearing the American Psycho outfit walking through River North in the Winter=)
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