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  • 5th Jan, 2010 at 3:14 AM
i'm leaving for a four-month stay in london on wednesday night, and i'm having difficulty deciding what coat to bring. i'm definitely wearing my peacoat, but people keep telling me different things about raincoats and overcoats and trench coats, and i feel like maybe i should invest in something knee-length. do any of the londoners on my flist have advice for choosing a coat that won't make me look like a ridiculous american tourist? should i bring a down jacket, or is it not worth wasting space in my suitcase? why am i even freaking out over something so trivial?

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OkyDoky
okydoky wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 09:24 (UTC)
Oooh! Exciting! We have quite a bit of snow at the moment. *is an hour away from London*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 09:38 (UTC)
damn, i was hoping to avoid the snow :( it's been snowing non-stop in chicago for the past week or two. at least i'll be prepared for the cold, unlike my poor, unsuspecting california-raised classmates.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 09:38 (UTC)
damn, i was hoping to avoid the snow :( it's been snowing non-stop in chicago for the past week or two. at least i'll be prepared for the cold, unlike my poor, unsuspecting california-raised classmates.
cassie_black
cassie_black12 wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 12:53 (UTC)
You'd probably be best to bring something waterproof - even if the snow has stopped, there's always the endless rain *g*

I'm not entirely sure what a down jacket is, but I'm presuming it would be quite big and bulky? If that's the case, leave it at home and pack layers instead. You're here for a long time, so you could always invest in one if it's absolutely necessary.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 19:03 (UTC)
ah, that makes sense. thanks for the advice! will have to do some last-minute shopping today.

haha yes, that's exactly what it is -- i've a feeling not many people outside of the cold parts of the US have heard of it. i've heard layers a lot, so you're right, that might be easier.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 19:03 (UTC)
ah, that makes sense. thanks for the advice! will have to do some last-minute shopping today.

haha yes, that's exactly what it is -- i've a feeling not many people outside of the cold parts of the US have heard of it. i've heard layers a lot, so you're right, that might be easier.
Allyson
allysonsedai wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 22:50 (UTC)
If you are going out for last minute shopping anyway, I would look for a water resistant and/or proof... trench. My thought is, steer away from your traditional, bright colored, plasticky raincoat, and try and find something more versatile. I got a GAP trench-like coat (many years ago, unfortunately) that is black that is made of completely synthetic material so that water doesn't soak in, although it's not technically a raincoat. I'd also advise getting a size or so bigger if you can so that if you need to wear it over other clothing (like bulky sweaters) you can.

Hope that helps!
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 23:19 (UTC)
thank you, love! yeah, i've been searching high and low for the kind of trench coat you described, but almost everyone in chicago wears down jackets, so it's impossible to find them. gonna go give GAP a shot tonight, hopefully i can find something similar to what you got.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
5th Jan, 2010 23:19 (UTC)
thank you, love! yeah, i've been searching high and low for the kind of trench coat you described, but almost everyone in chicago wears down jackets, so it's impossible to find them. gonna go give GAP a shot tonight, hopefully i can find something similar to what you got.
beep
pearljamz wrote:
6th Jan, 2010 16:39 (UTC)
if you want something warm and waterproof, get a coat that is made of 100% wool - the natural grease in wool is water resistant. Also, don't forget to get a pair of wellies! Because the ground might be slippery.. and an umbrella. Just in case.

(also, you don't know me - I am just an occasional stalker who still hopes for your H/D fic updates. But now, I just check out your recs. I mean no harm...)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
6th Jan, 2010 22:31 (UTC)
ooh, good, hopefully my peacoat will do the trick. i couldn't find any decent rainboots here so i'll probably just buy them there, but thank you for the tip!

i love occasional stalkers :D :D as for fic, i might have a few ideas floating around... but i appreciate your patience! ♥
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
6th Jan, 2010 22:31 (UTC)
ooh, good, hopefully my peacoat will do the trick. i couldn't find any decent rainboots here so i'll probably just buy them there, but thank you for the tip!

i love occasional stalkers :D :D as for fic, i might have a few ideas floating around... but i appreciate your patience! ♥
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