Post # 1
I didn’t want to threadjack, but I’ve been in MN now a few winters and I’m feeling like I need a few winter jackets.
Lightweight for “warmer” days and just getting in my car and going to work
Crazy warm for shoveling snow and super bitterly windy, cold days
Lightweight warm for doing fun outdoor activities
Does that sound right?? Is that what you do?
Post # 2
I’ve lived in Minnesota all my life. I have 5 or 6 winter coats that are all different weights. I also have number fall/spring jackets and a few summer jackets. Everyone I know who lives here owns many jackets. Our weather just changes so much!
Post # 3
RedHeadKel : im in MN too, but im more of one of the minnesotans who only wear a coat when its really, really cold. they can be such a hassle to me and I am also terrible at remembering where mine is or remembering to take mine after I leave somewhere that I had it. I’m more of a sweatshirt for any type of cold weather person. I went to the vikings game yesterday and only wore long sleeves, and let me tell you it was a miserable walk to the stadium with that wind yesterday but comes with the territory. 😉
I have one coat but unfortunately wont be able to zip it up this winter as I am 24 weeks pregnant so I’ll be using lots of sweatshirts under my coat. This coat has two layers, a fleece that is removable and then the more hardcore outside shell. My husband makes and sells custom tshirts & clothing so he has many, many extra coats as his family’s construction company always orders a bunch from him every year and he gets to keep some leftovers.
Post # 4
I have multiple but not really for reasons you listed, I just have various to match different outfits.
Post # 5
Yep I do haha.
1 – Ski jacket/parka. For crazy cold days. Its a dual jacket, with the inner layer and the outer shell.
1.5 – the inner shell. Sometimes I just wear this one if it’s cold and I dont care about looking cute. Its ugly, but does the trick.
2 – Red short wool jacket – Cute, great every day coat.
3 – Black long wool jacket – when its cold AF but you gotta dress up.
4 – Burberry style rainy trench – very lightweight, spring/fall jacket when its raining or light snow.
I have other jackets but I dont really wear them. If its fall/spring and I’m not leaving the car much, I’ll just wear a sweater. I literally just go from the house, to the car, to the office and back most days haha.
Post # 6
Im in the Uk, moving to MN in the new year! I know its going to be a big shock moving in the middle of winter so ive just bought a down jacket and an ‘arctic parka’ for MN (also bought snow boots and a ton of hats/scarfs/thermals). Before that I already had a few jackets, a light parka, a short peacoat and a longer thicker coat. It doesnt really go below -5 celcius in the UK so ive not needed heavy winter coats until now.
Post # 7
I have multiple jackets, but not because some days are warmer than others. I have a jacket I shovel in, a wool jacket for funerals or more formal occasions, 2 down jackets and a farm carhart for the dirty work.
Post # 8
Yea, I do something similar! I have a few of light jackets in different colors for not as cold days. I have a light down jacket for medium winter days (I also like to use this as a layer under a bigger jacket if it’s really cold out), a couple of other medium jackets in different styles (hoods, fuzzy inner layer, etc). I have two wool/wool blend peacoats, and my crazy big down puffy coat for the coldest days.
Post # 9
RedHeadKel : I have several jackets but not necessarily because of different weights, just because different occasions require different jackets/coats. I do have two super-warm outdoorsy (and theoretically waterproof) jackets but that is because often one gets extremely dirty or so wet it won’t dry over night (I have a talent to time the dog’s walkies so that we get caught in ice rain with nowhere to hide, we often end up completely soaked). Other than that I just layer layer layer!
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
Yes, I’m in NJ where the winter is not as brutal as in MN. I have:
-heavy weight all weather northface with a hood which is god for shoveling, skiing, or really cold days
-heavy weight pea coat for work or nice events when it’s pretty cold
-medium weight fleece northface for when it’s cold, but not bitter
-medium weight rain coat for bad weather days that aren’t super cold
-medium weight leather jacket which is great for fall
-light weight rain jacket
-light weight jean jacket which is good for spring
I also have a bunch of sweatshirts and workout sweatshirts for hiking and outdoor activities when it’s not the dead of winter. I like having variety depending on the activity and the weather.
Post # 11
lahela017 : Yup, it seems like multiple coats is the way to go! Man, this stuff’s expensive, though! LOL!
kaitlynaubrey01 : I was JUST thinking about seeing my neighbor yesterday. He spend a lot of time in his yard in a hoodie! OMG, the wind yesterday was bad. How do you do it?!
annelise210516 : See? Now that’s even another aspect. You have to have cute ones, too, for different occasions! #imgoingtogobroke
scissorgirl : I LOVE my coat with the zip in inner layer! But I outgrew it! Doh! I’ve gained FOURTEEN pounds since getting married. I blame my husband. :-p I had a red, plaid short wool jacket that I loved, but it finally fell apart. Boo. Guess I need to go shopping.
Kate127 : I remember your story, I think. Husband got a job here?? Yes, you will probably be shocked! And SUPPOSEDLY we are going to have a rough winter, though, hey, on 11-19 we were walking around a park and I had no coat on. Sooo….?? You sound very prepared! There is no tax on clothing here, so stock up here, too!
VictorianChick : Yup, I think multi is going to be the way to go! I need a 2nd job.
sarahbc13 : Omg, I need to go shopping STAT! Before all the coats get sold. And that happens, too! They get picked over. Sigh.
Post # 12
RedHeadKel : Oh, definitely!! My favorite light down jacket is from Uniqlo (they have a vest version and a version with a hood as well): https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/women-ultra-light-down-jacket-173350.html?dwvar_173350_color=COL09#start=1&cgid=women-outerwear-and-blazers. Are there outlets near you? A few of my jackets are from the Columbia outlet! I would also check TJ Maxx– that’s where I found my big puffer coat!
Post # 13
I have about 10 to 20 jackets.
I live in Texas.
Post # 14
Yes! Thick knee length coat. Thick jacket. Thinner hip/butt length jacket. Thin shell jackets. There are so many, but they all have their uses.
Post # 15
Too many. I LOVE coats and can’t resist sales.
4 long wool coats in grey, blk and red, ivory ( I could resist the J Crew sales and loooved their long wool coats.
1 med length wool peacoat
1 short wool (more for fall weather though.
2 ski coats
3 down puffers (1 to walk the dog, sledding, yard work… 1 long heavy one for super cold days and 1 med lengh lighter one)