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What's the most you would wear on a cold winter day?

If you needed to be outside in a public place in your neighbourhood in winter, what's the largest number of items of clothing you would typically wear?

A few definitions...

Assume you will be outside in a non-specific public place, such as walking down a shopping street, in your own neighbourhood, wearing normal, everyday clothing. Don't consider how you would dress for things like sporting activities or your work.

Count items that are normally worn in matched pairs (eg, shoes, socks, gloves) as a single item for the pair. So two shoes, for example, count as one item.

Include underwear, outerwear and any additional layers of clothing such as hats and scarves.

Don't count things that are worn for functions other than as clothing, such as watches, Fitbits, money belts, glasses, etc.

Don't count things worn purely for decorative purposes, such as jewellery.

Don't count things that are carried rather than worn, such as bags and umbrellas.

Don't count items that are worn as part of other items, such as belts.

3Eleven items
3Twelve items
2Four items
2Six items
2Seven items
2Eight items
2Ten items
2Thirteen items
1Three items
1Five items
0Zero items (heck, I don't know what your neighbourhood is like!)
0One item (it might be a onesie!)
0Two items
0Nine items
0Fourteen items
0Fifteen items or more

posted 8-Apr-2016 2:55pm  
Coveralls over casual clothing. I've actually worn this many times before (I've worked construction in the dead of winter).
posted 8-Apr-2016 3:12pm  
My typical clothing for going outside in the winter is eight items.
posted 8-Apr-2016 3:48pm  
10 - Hat, coat, scarf, sweater, shirt, undershirt, pants, underpants, socks, shoes.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Apr-2016 5:42pm  
Knickers, tights, socks (sometimes two pairs), trousers, shoes, bra, vest top, t-shirt, jumper, fleece, coat, gloves, scarf, sometimes a hat... I would say thirteen on a typical very cold day, but up to fifteen (or more) wouldn't be uncommon.
posted 8-Apr-2016 7:46pm  
I count 12:
leggings (I wear these under everything in winter)
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Apr-2016 8:43pm  
8) underwear, socks, boots, pants, shirt, winter coat, hat, leather gloves

But, if I'm going out to plow the driveway after a decent sized (5+ inches) of snow, I have a fairly different set of clothes:
underwear, socks, long underwear top, long underwear bottoms, ski jacket, sneakers, overboots, head sock, ski helmet, ski gloves (10)
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 9-Apr-2016 1:43pm  
Underwear, bra, socks, pants, shirt, sweater, coat, scarf, hat, shoes, gloves/mittens: 11 items. Gloves/mittens are rare since it doesn't really get that cold here, but I do wear them on the coldest days.
posted 9-Apr-2016 2:21pm  
What like 6 items in Antarctica Colorado
posted 10-Apr-2016 6:55pm  
4 items, T-shirt, Shorts, underwear, and shoes...
posted 11-Apr-2016 5:18am  
Ugh. This is very relative as to how cold it is outside at the time. -10F and 10F are both cold but are treated differently. So I picked the middle 0F which is a cold day which we normally have 3-4 weeks of. So we have the standard underwear 2, pants, shirt, heavier shirt, sweater, heavy coat, socks, 2nd pair of socks, boots, gloves, scarf, hat. So that comes to 13 if I counted right. When it gets really cold (-10F or less) I will add some more layers to this.
posted 11-Apr-2016 10:40am  
Now this makes sense. I was wondering why you said "scarves" in the other one. Who wears a scarf on a hot summer day? Or gloves for that matter?

I'd say twelve, although nine is much more likely. I'm assuming something like the coldest day in about five years. I'm also assuming that I won't be spending much time indoors.
posted 26-May-2016 11:21pm  
I would say, maybe 6 or 7 items
posted 8-Dec-2016 5:59pm  
And now I got me some leggings for Christmas plus tights and a heavy warm winter coat and boots oh and knit hat
posted 13-Dec-2016 5:51am  
Perhaps around 12 items. It was a cold and drizzly day yesterday in the London area, and in addition to everyday items (5 items), I wore shirt, sweat shirt, jacket, waterproof hooded top, coat, gloves and hat; but then I was cycling.

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