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It's Scotland. It's September. It's baltic. It's time to buy me a thermal vest.

(27 Posts)
MadamAnt Sat 06-Sep-08 15:18:17

Where does one find such a garment? [Southern softie emoticon]

MadamAnt Sat 06-Sep-08 15:21:32

Aha! M&S

Jbck Sat 06-Sep-08 15:34:36

It's actually very sunny where I am but blowing a gale so I'm sitting in cropped trousers & t-shirt with the heating on.

I could just sit in a thermal vest and pretend it's really warm. grin

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 15:35:52

those vests are too thin for the real Scottish winter.

you need to go to Tiso's or Blacks or an outdoor shop and get you a beefy Berhaus or Patagonia one if you want to stay warm all winter.

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 15:35:54

those vests are too thin for the real Scottish winter.

you need to go to Tiso's or Blacks or an outdoor shop and get you a beefy Berhaus or Patagonia one if you want to stay warm all winter.

Aimsmum Sat 06-Sep-08 15:47:41

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expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 15:49:20

'You do not need a thermal vest for the winter!!! Just wear a jumper!'

Yes, you do need a thermal vest to live in Victorian house with original sash windows and crappy secondary glazing in Argyll in winter. Thermal leggings, too.

And wool socks, down slippers and flannel sheets.

Or a very fat purse to pay that enormous gas bill.

tiggerlovestobounce Sat 06-Sep-08 16:16:50

Brora do them

pricey though

Habbibu Sat 06-Sep-08 16:18:57

Am amused at your shock, Aims! Think they're a good idea, actually - gets cold and windy where we are (not as much as for you, expat, granted) and not so much bulk as a big jumper. Expat, have you got decent curtains in your house?

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 16:22:23

yes, the landlords left some lined velvet ones - we close them when the sun goes down.

there were thin ones for the girls' room, but we had already invested in some lovely double-faced ones with a blackout liner sewn in between to the two fabric layers which are also fab for retaining heat when we were living in our last abode and they work well.

place really needs double-glazed, but the landlord will do that when they get back because the house also needs damp-proofed again.

GentleOtter Sat 06-Sep-08 16:28:23

Today I am wearing
2 thermal vests
thermal long johns
thick trousers
two tee shirts
big fat jumper
two pairs of socks
mini hand heaters in both pockets

And the fire is on.

Either I have a thyroid problem or it is bloody freezing here.

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 16:32:06

i've just got a tshirt with a sweatshirt over it, sweatbottoms and wooly socks with Crocs.

i'm pregnant, though, and always hot.

bikerunski Sat 06-Sep-08 17:51:58

Howies' merino thermals are fab

Aimsmum Sat 06-Sep-08 17:54:59

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TabbedBrowser Sat 06-Sep-08 17:55:23

cappy has a thread on this today too

MadamAnt Sat 06-Sep-08 19:40:06

Expat - you're not just a pretty face! That's a great idea. Industrial strength insulation is what I need. We're in a semi-derelict Georgian house (12 ft frigging ceilings). It's ridiculously draughty.

Those fancy vests are lovely, but ££££.

Will go and share bodily warmth tips with Cappy on her thread.

colette Sat 06-Sep-08 19:53:35

Dunnes do long sleeved ones a bit cheaper than m and S

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 19:55:52

i cannot wait for my flannel sheets to arrive!

bliss!

primark are already selling flannel and fleece pj's, folks.

i have 8 pairs of wool socks and the down slippers i bought from LLBean in 1994 are still going strong!

Waswondering Sat 06-Sep-08 19:58:52

I am in Aberdeen and have v dodgy central heating! Not yet dug out vests etc yet, though I did wear a fleece for a windy walk today!!

TK Maxx do good thermals too in their skiwear section - worth a look.

I have an H&M Wooly long Arran cardigan that I wear all winter - it's like a duvet!

MadamAnt Sat 06-Sep-08 20:12:53

I can't believe there's no Primark in Edinburgh shock

expatinscotland Sat 06-Sep-08 20:14:45

try matalan, madamant.

Waswondering Sat 06-Sep-08 20:21:12

Gosh madamant, I didn't know that!!

V surprised.

Supermarkets are worth a look too for thermals.

My slippers are on their last legs (pardon the pun!).

Suggestions for affordable ones that will last? Like warm slippers that surround your feet, not the slide your feet into type ones, as I like to wear them like a second skin . ..

Aefondkiss Sat 06-Sep-08 20:41:19

bikerunski, they look gorgeous but eek at the price! £50 for a pair of leggingsshock

GentleOtter Sat 06-Sep-08 20:44:43

cotton pyjamas do just as well as thermals.
<hope I never get hit by a bus>

MadamAnt Sat 06-Sep-08 20:46:29

Surely they're too baggy GO? Or perhaps my clothes are too tight to accommodate them hmm grin

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