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        07-01-2013, 04:33 PM
      #11
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    NY is just up the road from me and I realized when I moved to the US that I didn't know what cold weather was
    The UK (and Ireland) isn't cold at all compared to NY winter, we do get the odd periods when its goes below freezing but mostly averages at about 4.5C (which I think is about 40F). What you will get is a LOT of rain so a good waterproof jacket & an umbrella are a must if you're going to be outdoors a lot.
    I found my UK winter clothes were totally useless in the US - I now wear down filled quilted jackets, fur lined boots and hat. I shiver when I see girls wearing even thick tights with skirts - I only wear trousers out doors in cold weather - cords are much warmer than denim jeans.
    Clothes are really cheap in the US and since you're hardly likely to need warm stuff where you come from I'd be inclined to head for the nearest TJ Maxx or Marshalls in NY, kit yourself out then donate it all to a charity bin when you leave - it could cost you more in excess baggage charges to lug them all back and forth!!
         
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        07-01-2013, 07:20 PM
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    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    I thought she meant Los Angeles. I mean, who wants to go to Louisiana if you're from over seas? I could be wrong, but if I had to pick between the two, all things considering, I'd go with Los Angeles.
    By George, you are probably right - when I see LA, I think Louisiana. However...if I were from overseas I would choose to visit Louisiana over Los Angeles any day...
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        07-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Yes, I meant Los Angeles :) Thanks guys!
         
        08-18-2013, 07:48 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I found my UK winter clothes were totally useless in the US

    Hi Jaydee:
    I have to disagree with you on UK winter clothes.
    I moved from Iowa, the Midwest to Buckinghamshire, the UK 17 years ago, bought my all winter clothes there, mostly custom indoor suits, custom overcoat, cubbing coat and custom hunt coat. Then I moved to Huntington, New York 12 years ago. I still keep all those impeccable British tailored coats, overcoat and hunt outfit! The best among them all are a pair of second-hand cavalry twill hunt breeches made by Dege & Skinner. They keep me warm in the coldest New York winter. The key of dressing for the US winter is layering, starting with the base. Four months of the year, from mid November to mid March, I always put on a pair of long John. I used to like Patagonia brand a lot. Now I prefer Icebreaker Merino.They breath better and last longer between washing...... When you spend outdoor a lot, add a top base layer too. People always amaze how little I wear in the winter when outdoor horseback riding. Base layer, cashmere turtleneck, hunt coat, cavalry twill breeches and medium weight ski socks under my dress or field boots. Good gloves (mine are insulated Roeckl) and thin head cap under the helmet. When I see other riders still shivering under their puffy down jacket, I just thought that they don't wear good base layer. My suspicion always proof right. Those shivering riders got to the barn after a long ride, took off their down jacket, only to expose thin flannel shirt over cotton, I repeat cotton, short sleeves undergarment!

    My British tailor coats are even warmer than my US-made down jacket because in the UK they put wool fleece, not cotton fleece, lining on the coat, instead of nylon or modal. The British just don't skim when it comes to making good winter clothing.

    So keep your British made clothes and buy good winter base layers. Happy shopping!
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        08-18-2013, 07:59 AM
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    Originally Posted by lovexlaugh    
    In America we will be going to LA/NY. England and Ireland we will be travelling around a lot :)
    LA in November, the average is 73 days and 54 at night (Fahrenheit)

    NY in November, the average is 54 days and 41 at night (Fahrenheit) But NY can be very cold and windy in november... so pack a heavy jacket and hat in case.....

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        08-18-2013, 09:36 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Well, I personally love the cold and have gone out in 6 inches of snow with a t-shirt and flip-flops on. Yeah, I'm crazy .

    Anyways, LA is not very cold, so you won't have to worry about that. I've never been to NY, the UK, or Ireland, so I don't know what to say except for layer up. Have a good trip!
         
        08-18-2013, 09:57 PM
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    Funny I thought LA meant lower Alabama.....
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        08-19-2013, 03:31 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I can't speak for America, but I was over in England/Ireland two years ago in November/December.

    It's a bit different the weather. I know here (in Australia) it can be hard because the day will start out nice and then turn awful and you're caught unawares, or vice versa. I found over in the UK the temperature was pretty constant. Coldish and wettish. That's good though, because you can prepare!

    I'll give you a run down of what I did. I traveled with just a 30 Litre backpack (so not much stuff) but was still fine because I was "smart" about it.

    Normally here in winter I can wear whatever shoes, even my riding boots are fine, but over there it can get a little snowy, and the cold can really come up through your shoes. They don't have as much sunshine as us so the ground doesn't really heat up. When it started getting cold, I bought a pair of hiking type shoes that were snow proof and they were perfect. Never had any cold feet, always dry.

    I had a warmish snow jacket (very waterproof and windproof), and a rain proof jacket too. I'd wear one or two long sleeved tops, a polar fleece jumper and then then one of the jackets on top. Sometimes I would wear thermals under jeans. Gloves as well.

    I was pretty fine with that. A good polarfleece is always great, and if you can block out wind/rain you should be fine :)
         
        08-19-2013, 03:51 AM
      #19
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    When you get to the US, go to a Walmart and buy some thermal undies, tops and bottoms. You are coming in Nov not Feb, you will be fine.
         
        08-19-2013, 09:38 AM
      #20
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Glenn van N    
    I found my UK winter clothes were totally useless in the US

    Hi Jaydee:
    I have to disagree with you on UK winter clothes.
    I moved from Iowa, the Midwest to Buckinghamshire, the UK 17 years ago, bought my all winter clothes there, mostly custom indoor suits, custom overcoat, cubbing coat and custom hunt coat. Then I moved to Huntington, New York 12 years ago. I still keep all those impeccable British tailored coats, overcoat and hunt outfit! The best among them all are a pair of second-hand cavalry twill hunt breeches made by Dege & Skinner. They keep me warm in the coldest New York winter. The key of dressing for the US winter is layering, starting with the base. Four months of the year, from mid November to mid March, I always put on a pair of long John. I used to like Patagonia brand a lot. Now I prefer Icebreaker Merino.They breath better and last longer between washing...... When you spend outdoor a lot, add a top base layer too. People always amaze how little I wear in the winter when outdoor horseback riding. Base layer, cashmere turtleneck, hunt coat, cavalry twill breeches and medium weight ski socks under my dress or field boots. Good gloves (mine are insulated Roeckl) and thin head cap under the helmet. When I see other riders still shivering under their puffy down jacket, I just thought that they don't wear good base layer. My suspicion always proof right. Those shivering riders got to the barn after a long ride, took off their down jacket, only to expose thin flannel shirt over cotton, I repeat cotton, short sleeves undergarment!

    My British tailor coats are even warmer than my US-made down jacket because in the UK they put wool fleece, not cotton fleece, lining on the coat, instead of nylon or modal. The British just don't skim when it comes to making good winter clothing.

    So keep your British made clothes and buy good winter base layers. Happy shopping!
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    Unfortunately the cost of UK custom and tailored clothing is a bit out of the reach of most peoples pockets!!!!
    I do still have one hunting jacket here that would cope well with the US weather but for daily wear I would no way be spending that sort of money on UK tailored jackets when I can go to TJ Maxx and buy a brand name ski jacket for $40.
    I am always one for defending the UK but 'average' clothing there is expensive compared to the US - We have brand name down filled jackets here that I bought from TK Maxx (TJ Maxx) all for under $50
    I never felt cold in the UK in my cheap Countrywide bought gear - I am far too mean to spend money on high end clothing!!!
         

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