I have several friends who do not look forward to the change in weather from summer to fall. They dread it and often refuse to admit that there is even the slightest chance that summer is ending. I am not one of those people. Seasonal change has never bothered me, although I definitely wish February and March along as quickly as possible. Perhaps people have always felt this way, or perhaps it is a luxury of modern life, but regardless of feeling, preparing for winter was a necessary and important part of life pre-furnaces and thermostats.
Living outside of Buffalo, NY, one is very used to experiencing all four seasons, snow, and a lot of wind. So when I know that I will be attending an event between the months of October to May, I need to be prepared. Perhaps you think that with so many layers to historical clothing, one will be warm enough. And while there is some truth to that, the types of layers really make a difference. Therefore in this post, we are going to look at various ways to stay warm and comfortable during those chillier months. Disclaimer – not all of those options are 100% historically accurate. But they work and if carefully concealed, will not be noticeable.