I described how I typically dress for the cold and work in my post “Baby it’s cold outside” a couple of days ago. My goal in all seasons is to dress in a way that appears accessible and relatively effortless in the hopes that other people might want to give biking for transportation a try. To that end, on Tuesday I tried to dress for the cold without wearing any visible bicycle specific clothing.
Head: Pearl Izumi hat under the santa hat
Neck: Paul Frank scarf over red and grey necktie
Chest: windfront Craft long sleeve base layer, white dress shirt, grey cardigan, heavy weight sports coat. The hi-tech Craft base layer allowed me to skip a windproof jacket.
Legs: wool long underwear base layer, lightweight wool pants. Normally long johns are too warm for me to wear in the office without sweating all day, but with thin pants I was only a little warm during the day.
Feet: THICK wool socks under black wingtip dress boots.
Hands: Snowboard mitts