Serious Winter Gear required

I’ve been meaning to get some winter gear for around six months — ever since I moved to Buffalo, New York. The fact that it was summer didn’t motivate me much even though I know such clothing would have been on sale back in April.

It’s now getting chilly up here in Buffalo and I’m darn excited about it. My weather app is forecasting snow for Saturday. I do need some warm clothing though. Right now, I only have a couple pairs of pants, many JC t-shirts, five dress shirts, a thin jacket, several hoodies, a thuggie, 3 suits, and 1 orange tuxedo.

Here’s what (I think) I need:

  • Winter/Snow Jacket
  • Winter/Snow Pants
  • Dress pants
  • Adventure pants
  • Jeans (I don’t do skinny)
  • Scarf
  • Beanie
  • Socks
  • Winter/Snow gloves

Here’s the ideas I have so far:

Winter Jackets

Rafter (Woman’s) by Foursquare (yeah, it was a clothing company before a geolocation app)

Foursquare Women's Rafter

Winter Pants

Studio (Men’s) by Foursquare

Foursquare Men's Studio

Dress pants

Pants by H&M

Suit pants (grey) by H&M

Adventure pants

Chinos by H&M

Chinos (beige) by H&MChinos (brown) by H&M


I don’t have any ideas on these yet. I would prefer a regular pair of blue jeans and a pair in a crazy colour (blue, orange, etc.). I went in to H&M the other day and noticed they have jeans for reasonable prices, but I don’t see any good examples on their website. Here’s a photo of a style I like:

Jeans on H&M

Scarf, beanie, and socks

I have a couple of keffiyehs (middle eastern scarves), but I’m also looking for a regular scarf. I have one brown/orange beanie (photo) already, but another would be handy. I’m looking for socks that will keep me warm and last a long time. I’ve seen a scarves, beanies, and socks at H&M that could be suitable, but I’m definitely open to ideas from sites like Etsy, etc.

Winter gloves

I have a pair of Johnny Cupcakes gloves, and I just bought a pair of iTap Gloves, so I’m fine for regular/soft gloves. I haven’t found a pair of fierce winter gloves yet. Here’s an example of the style and colour I’m looking for:

Columbia Men’s Whirlibird™ II Glove


I’m open to any and all recommendations. Please leave them (with links) on this post or the Google+ post referencing this blog. I prefer clothing that’s colourful (no blacks, if possible). The less expensive, the better — though I’d prefer to pay a little more to have something well-made and will last for decades. I’m not willing to spend much more than $150 for a winter jacket, $100 for winter pants, and $40 for winter gloves. Everything else should be much cheaper than that.

This is time-sensitive because I’m traveling to Ithaca, NY,  on Friday (28th Oct.); followed by Viddler HQ (Bethlehem, PA) in the first week of November for the opening of our new office. Hence, I would like to have most of these items before I head down.

Thank you!



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