Monday, December 10, 2012

What to wear in winter in Finland

Well, first of all, not this:


This picture of Bogart Co. makes me smile every time I look at it. It was voted to be one of the worst band pictures ever, but I think that's too mean. Here's a great song from 1985 and a snowy music video.

Anyway, when it's freezing outside, this is my top 5:

  1. pipo - a cap / a beanie
  2. villasukat - wool socks
  3. pitkät kalsarit - long underwear
  4. kauluri - the thing around your neck, kind of like a one piece scarf. What is in English?
  5. toppahousut - quilted pants / thick winter pants

Also, remember the importance of kerrospukeutuminen, layered clothing. Here are tips form the Finnish Scouts, the experts in the field.

9 comments:

  1. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kauluri

    The closest Wiktionary comes is a neckwarmer. I doubt there is a better word.

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    1. My other dictionary says "muffler", though I feel like this may be a broader term, though I'm not sure how broad kauluri is.

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    2. Nope. Cowls have hoods.
      Kauluri is simply a two-fold ring around your neck with a flap on the front and beginnings of one in the back.

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    3. please do link an image of a kauluri! I'm so curious to find out what it is :)

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  2. Esim. tässä: http://www.reimashop.fi/Kategoriat/Reima/Asusteet/Muut/Kauluri/c/2401 tai katso Googlen kuvahausta lisää. :-)

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  3. Snood voisi olla yksi mahdollinen englanninnos.

    -Nina-

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  4. I think the best english translation for kauluri might be "dickie turtleneck"- very popular in the 70's!

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