Hope this helps, along with the other recommendations you have received. We love their parkas for their durability and stylish take on traditional puffer jackets that are perfect for the chilly Canadian winter.
Does the coat you're eyeing have one? The lining also makes a difference. Instead of worrying, go ahead and buy the coat. But, get a size larger, or at least big enough for 1 or 2 sweaters under it.
Layers will keep you warm better than a single heavy coat. I wear cream all the time, it will be fine for city use. The only other possibility to consider is putting off your purchase until you arrive in Michigan. There could be no snow when you arrive, or a couple inches. The snow in cities thaws and turns to slush because salt is used to melt it.
Salt leaves hard to remove white stains on fine leather. You need to get a silicone sealer for your good leather footwear, and spray on several coats. It needs to be reapplied on a regular basis. If you can't get it in the part of Australia you live in, you can get it when you arrive. The alternative is fake leather, which usually looks it, and is only waterproof to where the zipper starts in boots. If you are travelling on city buses and subways while in Toronto , then I am not sure cream would be an ideal color.
However, if you have a rental car or you will be walking everywhere you should be ok. As far as warmth, the jacket you are conisdering will probably be warm enough.
I would suggest you bringing a turtle neck sweater, for any cold days as you would be surprised how much that helps. It is important to keep your neck and head warm. So if you have the turtle neck and an extra cardigan sweater to layer, that will be beneficial. As well, I would bring a few scarves One more thing I would suggest is to buy a warm hat.
There are so many sylish hats available today, that are warm as well. If you run across a real cold day and you wear your turtleneck, throw on your scarf and hat, you would be surprised how much that will help.
I just thought of something else If you are not used to being in cold temps, you may not have a pair of warm gloves. It will not take long for your hands to get chapped and red from being exposed to the cold. Hand cream every night with help as well when you are in a cold climate. Also, as far as the cream coat goes you can always get it dry cleaned if need be. Not sure if you will be staying at a hotel, but most hotels have next day dry cleaning service.
Hope this helps, along with the other recommendations you have received. Please feel free to ask any more questions or concerns you may have,.
In addition to the great information you've already been given, I think there is merit in considering the cream coloured coat not only from the point of view of the destinations Michigan , Toronto , New York , but also what it will be like carrying through airports and on planes on the way from Australia to North America.
If it was my coat, I think I would feel a need to "baby" it during the journey in order to keep it clean. I think that would add just one more thing to worry about and would detract from my peace of mind.
I also would not like to have to give up my coat to the dry cleaners during the journey, not even for one day. I live in Toronto and usually wear a wool blend coat during the winter for my normal city-faring. Also with a scarf and mitts. For skiing I have a proper snowsuit down-filled cause otherwise I'd freeze, but I also tend to be outside on those days for 12 hours and also much further north than Toronto.
As for colour, it depends on how careful you are. I wear my coats on the bus and subway all winter long and haven't had any particular problems with dirtying them. I have also been known to wear them to impromptu snowball fights. I get them dry-cleaned at the end of the season and they end up doing okay.
Thank you everyone for your valuable advice I still haven't decided whether i'll go ahead, but it's definitely helped me understand clothing needs in Toronto and New York I am moving to Canada for a year in December, of all months to move!! Anyway, I am going skiing for xmas in Mont Tremblant , but would it be a good idea to buy a suit if I plan to do a lot of skiing or do most places hire out?? All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.
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