Super Cold Clothing

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Super Cold Clothing

Natalie Williams

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The walk from junior lot is a bitter one these days, and I can only imagine what it is like to walk to school from home. So in light of this, I am writing about fashion in the extreme cold.

           My suggestion for surviving weather such as the kind we have been having this winter is multiples of everything: two pairs of socks, leggings under your pants (this goes for guys as well as girls), and several shirts or sweaters. Also, one would think this goes without saying; but apparently it doesn’t – a sweatshirt is not sufficient outerwear. You may think you look cool resisting and suppressing your feelings, but no, false. You just look cold. Invest in a good, temperature appropriate coat. I highly recommend (faux) fur coats which you can (trust me) get at thrift shops for very cheap. A good coat is not going to keep you completely warm in weather like this though. You will need gloves, scarves, and hats. No, you will not look nonchalant all bundled up. Get over it, you will be warm.

           To assure that you be completely protected from the winter wind though, you may want to spend a bit extra (or just raid the thrift shops like yours truly). Clothing companies that were founded in colder places make the best winter gear since they were created for utility. These days many clothing, especially sportswear companies are making the extra effort to keep you warm. This effort is made by fibers engineers who often study the adaptations of different animals in relation to their climates and appropriate their findings into the materials a company may use. An example of this kind of technology is used by the US swim team, which modeled the fabric in its bathing suits after certain aspects of shark skin.

 

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