Travel Advice – Clothing For A Man Traveling From Tropical to Cold Weather Country – Menswear Tips

Travel Advice – Clothing For A Man TravelingFrom Tropical to Cold Weather Country – Menswear Tips Hi! I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real MenReal Style.

Today, I'm going to be giving tips to a manliving in a tropical environment and he's going to some place a lot more cooler.

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I know him on Twitter and he's over in thePhilippines.

“Antonio, I'm going to be flying to Seoul, Korea in November and I need some advice on what to wear in the fall where temps can goas low as 6° C.

” That's 43° F for those of us over here in the United States.

“I know some basics based on what I've readfrom magazines like a navy pea coat, but I don't want anything too large or too long.

Now, how can I dress because I don't wantto spend a whole lot of money and I want something that I'll be able to get my money's worthout of?” This is a great question and I understandwhere Kevin's coming from.

He lives in the Philippines and it's a tropicalenvironment.

If you've ever been to the Philippines orSoutheast Asia, it's hot.

I mean, the Northern Australians can tellyou.

I've been to Darwin.

I've been to some of these places like Djibouti– well, that's over in Africa, but in any case, it is hot and humid and there is nowinter clothing in these places.

And so, this is a man who most of his lifehas been used to this type of weather and he's going to be going to some place — Imean, we're talking like a good 40° temperature drop.

And so, how should he dress? How should he even get the clothing togetherto dress for a trip like this, and do this without spending a whole lot of money? Well, the great part is he's going to SouthKorea, and South Korea is one of the better shopping destinations.

So my first bet is don't worry so much aboutthis because if you don't have something you need, you can pick it up in South Korea.

Now, that's not going to help him much becausehe does want to get off that plane and he doesn’t want to be freezing his backsideoff, so the first thing I'm going to say to remember is that you want to cover all ofthe parts of your body except for your face, and that’s going to have a huge difference.

Oftentimes, we think that we can put on abig, heavy jacket, not worry about anything around the neck, anything on the head, nothingon our hands, and we are losing a lot of heat from those parts of the body.

We'll wear a very thin pair of jeans or onepair of trousers with nothing underneath and we think that we're not going to lose as muchheat, and there is a lot of logic in that you need to keep your core warm, so I'm goingto advise you that one thing you can do is wear two undershirts especially if you'refinding a performance undershirt or one that's even made from wool that's going to help keepyou warm and a sweater vest.

Those are all great things to keep your corewarm, but don't forget about your extremities.

So keep all parts of your body not exposedto the air.

I talked about it in one of my cold weatherdressing videos, but I've done some research at one of the army labs here in the UnitedStates and they did show that you're going to lose as much heat from around your neck, from around your hands as you would on almost any other part of your body, including yourhead.

There's this wise tale out there that — howdoes it go? You lose like 70% to 90% of the heat fromyour head.

That’s not exactly true.

I talk about the whole logic behind that inanother video, which I'll probably just link to down below.

But for Kevin, he's going to want to makesure he gets off that plane with a good fitted pair of gloves, with a nice scarf, and witha good hat.

Now, when it comes to jacket, he's talkingabout a pea coat.

That may be almost a little bit too much.

For 43°, at least here in the United States, we're still over 10° above freezing, so a driving jacket would probably be just fine.

What I'm going to say is instead look to layerand wear thermals underneath.

So underneath your trousers, make sure tohave a pair of thermal underwear.

In addition, pay attention to the makeup ofthe clothing that you'll be wearing.

Wear a lot of wool.

Wool does a great job of keeping you coolin hot weather and keeping you warm in cold weather.

Don't go for cotton.

It does wick away some moisture especiallyif it's woven in a gauze weave.

It's great for a shirt, but not in the winter.

You're just going to lose that heat immediately, so pay attention also to your gloves and to your scarf.

Don't go with anything cotton.

You should be able to find a wool cashmereblend in the scarf and that's going to help a lot.

I talked about sweater vest.

Boots, make sure to go with a pair of nicedress boots and that extra bit of covering is going to keep your ankles and part of yourlegs warm, and that's an area that a lot of men forget about.

Did I miss anything? I think that covers about it.

I would recommend a trench coat possibly, but it sounded like you didn’t want to go with a jacket that was really long, but Ithink a trench coat is really nice because even though it is long, what that does isit helps cover and protect that lower part of the body from the wind hitting you.

And so, it should be something you consider.

I think they're very elegant.

It's very classic.

And if you're going to invest in a good trench, that's something that you'll be able to use there in the Philippines as well especiallyif it's an unlined trench.

All right, guys, I hope that helped out.

Kevin, good luck on your trip and I will seeyou guys in the next video.