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Old 09-15-2015, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Richards, TX
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I'm moving to either Boston or Chicago (probably Chicago) after I get out of the Navy. I'm completely drawing a blank when thinking what clothes I should buy! I can only think of a few things.. Could anyone list some things or attach links to someones list? Thank you!
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Whatever it is you get, get out early in the season. Once Christmas shopping takes off it will be hard to find things you've found you need.

Waterproof boots
heavy socks
mittens
gloves
scarf
ear muffs
long sleeve shirts/sweaters
extra blankets in case of power failure

That's all my mind can think of right now. Next?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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If you are moving from TX to Chicago buy snow mobile warm clothing such as ankle length duck down lined coat preferably with a detachable hood. The only thing warmer than this coat is a full length mink. Chicago sidewalks are a fright in the winter. You want a low heel boot with a rubber sole that offers good traction. Think of these boots as "tires for your feet". You want to be able to stop, too.

A face cover of some type is good. Frigid arctic air is not good for eyes, ears or lungs. Keep it as covered as possible. Ear muffs are good. So is the loosely knitted, one-piece, under collar, neck/head covering. They're are ugly as sin, but incredibly warm when you need it.

Good luck! Chicago may feel colder in the winter but the east coast traditionally gets a log more snow dumped on it than in the Midwest. . .
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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You could get some grips for less than $10 that slip over your shoes, then you can just take them off when you get to your destination.

http://www.amazon.com/3CERA%C2%AE-Wi.../dp/B00MOE3TY4

Also, layering to stay warm.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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The grips sound good, but she will still need warm boots. IL cold can drop down to -80F. I hope to never see that again.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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IL cold can drop down to -80F.
No it cant.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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Yeah, that would be almost the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth. The lowest ever recorded in Chicago is -25F
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Yeah, that would be almost the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth. The lowest ever recorded in Chicago is -25F
I think she should have added "wind chill" to her post.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Scarf, some 180s (ear muff like things), a coat that keeps the cold out and some shoes that will keep out the cold (preferably water proof).
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Get a zip-up fleece jacket for fall n then in winter you can wear it under your winter coat for extra warmth. Also some people wear long underwear under their clothes on the really cold days.
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