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What to wear for winter in Poland


Lir  
29 Nov 2008 /  #31
That's my kind you are attacking, LOL

Lol..... They're New Zealand and Australian ones though. Does that make a difference ?

I have four pairs now <grin> poor little merino sheep......but they're not cold in Oz or NZ so that's ok hehe

:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Nov 2008 /  #32
Yeah, that's cool
Switezianka - | 463  
29 Nov 2008 /  #33
in december?

At the end of December at night it's quite possible.
cjj - | 281  
1 Dec 2008 /  #34
What not to wear might be more helpful ... e.g. avoid mohair berets.
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Dec 2008 /  #35
You stole 3/4 of my nickname.

;D
spieretti 1 | 31  
1 Dec 2008 /  #36
I'm surprised no-ones mentioned Kalesony yet... My brother-in-law virtually lives in them from December til February
Shawn_H  
1 Dec 2008 /  #37
LOL kalesony!? how old is he??

Don't laugh too loudly. I wore them for the Mississauga Santa Clause parade yesterday. Good thing I did as well.
scorpio 20 | 188  
1 Dec 2008 /  #38
"What to wear for winter in Poland?"

Wear nothing and make good love! That should keep anyone warm for the entire Polish winter...just keep that wood stove burning and the bottle of wine on the side! :-)
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
1 Dec 2008 /  #39
I wore them for the Mississauga Santa Clause parade yesterday.

But it was only 1-2 degrees celsius yesterday! How will you dress when the temp drops to 15-20 below zero? :)
Shawn_H  
1 Dec 2008 /  #40
But it was only 1-2 degrees celsius yesterday

Try sitting on one concrete curb for almost 2 hours in the wind. Brr.

How will you dress when the temp drops to 15-20 below zero? :)

Snow Pants!
Guest  
2 Dec 2008 /  #41
I don't think it gets that cold in Poland anymore, does it? C'mon!
What a silly question is that? "How will you dress when the temp drops to 15-20 below zero?"
Pleeeeeeease! Where do you live? French Polynesia? Hawaii? I live in California so we don't really have winters here but just try to think what people wear in Chicago, Denver or Boston. It gets really cold there!
Switezianka - | 463  
2 Dec 2008 /  #42
I don't think it gets that cold in Poland anymore, does it? C'mon!
What a silly question is that? "How will you dress when the temp drops to 15-20 below zero?"

Three years ago there were a few days in a row of such temperatures. At nights it was even colder.
One day, during that winter, I was going to classes and my tram broke down, so I had to walk outside for some 2 km in the temperature of exactly -18 degrees Celsius. If I hadn't been wearing an old sheepskin coat and a ridiculous Russian fur cap, that little walk would have been a nightmare... I think it's better to be prepared for such "attractions".

It's not the only winter like that I remember (in my short life). Such weather is rare but it's nothing abnormal in the Polish climate.
spieretti 1 | 31  
4 Dec 2008 /  #43
In Wisła only last Christmas it was -15 to -20. Although it wasn't the clothing that kept the cold at bay so much as the grzaniec galicyjski.
tcooper913 2 | 22  
2 Oct 2009 /  #44
Oct 2, 09, 15:12 - Thread attached on merging:
Winter Clothing

I am new to Poland and from a much warmer climate. Are there any specific recommendations or necessities in winter clothing? Any preferred shopping spots in Poznan for females.
gumishu 11 | 5,603  
2 Oct 2009 /  #45
warm gloves, warm shoes - it is perfect if they don't soak too easily, something warm for your head (covering ears) perhaps a woolen scarf for your neck and sometimes face (it's good to have a wide one - well this is what most Polish women wear), warm (woolen?) coat or anorak (depending what style you prefer) you will see different styles of using scarfs here

it's not that it happens so often but during heavy frosts you need to apply some cream to your face - I never did but I am a guy and women have more delicate skin and many if not most women in Poland use creams to protect skin (especially lips are in danger) during heavy frosts
kioko - | 84  
2 Oct 2009 /  #46
Don't worry, winter in Poznań is not as heavy as in other parts of Poland. Wait till November for some shopping, the clothes in shops right now are more for Autumn. For example coats fave no warm lining. You will sea the difference. If your style is more sporty try shops like Inter Sport (in Pestka) Goretex shoes are the best for Winter.
tcooper913 2 | 22  
2 Oct 2009 /  #47
Thanks to those with helpful specifics. I was not seeking minimizing answers from those who do not see this as a cold place. To the guest from CA, I just came from a hot, tropical island. Obviously, one can imagine what others wear in colder climates. I brought the warmest things that I had with me. However, my wool coat and leather gloves left me extremely cold in this first cool week. My feet were numb. It would seem that locals might have a little more insight on the specific fabrics, brands, etc. to help those of us who do not handle the cold as well. My greater concern is to stay warm and dry rather than meeting a fashionable standard.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
3 Oct 2009 /  #48
Beenie, Thinsulate gloves, scarf and warm sweaters.
ellice - | 1  
5 Dec 2009 /  #49
Dec 5, 09, 20:17 - Thread attached on merging:
WHAT CLOTHES AM I GOING TO WEAR WHEN I AM IN POLAND? I'M FROM PHILIPPINES

Hiii guys :)

i just wanted to ask for your ideas,
i'm going to Poland this December and i don't have any idea about what to wear when i get there coz i've never been to there before. :)

Philippines is a warm place so i have very little idea about fashion and clothes in cold places like Poland.
and yea uhmm fashion for ages 20 :D
BrutalButcher - | 391  
5 Dec 2009 /  #50
Perform a search on google images by typing in "Polish people clothing". Good luck.

Lol this thread is funny.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
5 Dec 2009 /  #51
Hello ellice,

And welcome to the Polish forums.

i'm going to Poland this December

It is cold, in comparison to the Philippines it is very very very cold.
Hat, scarf, gloves, warm boots, thick pair of tights, a big jacket etc...

i have very little idea about fashion and clothes in cold places like Poland.

Something on the lines of skiing clothes, I think would not look out of place and keep you warm, without the goggles of course.

But wear jeans with thick tights underneath.

I have worked with many very good Philippinas and they find it cold here in Europe in summer.

Have a great time and remember there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes :)

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