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Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

Delhi, India
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Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

I have read that jeans is not the best bottom wear in winter as it will not keep you warm.

As jeans is my main stay, should i wear tights under my jeans to keep myself warm? or is that an overkill?

I will be walking a lot and will be out in night too.

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1. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

I never wear „more“ than Jeans in winter and I never feel cold because of that. Otherwise you will be hot when you move a lot or are inside buildings. So, imo, I think wearing anything under your Jeans would be overkill.

Edited: 19 November 2017, 14:19
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2. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

I have some leggings for very cold weather. By this I mean -10 degrees or colder. Usually, I don't wear them.

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3. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

Considering that you are coming from a warmer country and are not used to German winter temperatures, I would consider an additional layer. Personally, I just wear (only) jeans for temperatures around 0°.

However, we do not know yet how the weather will be end of December; could be anywhere between -20 and +10 degrees Celsius during the day.

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4. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

Corduroy trousers/cords are what I wear in Berlin in the winter, and also sometimes in Barcelona too, although it rarely gets colder than 10ºC in Barcelona. You could buy an inexpensive pair at C&A in Berlin

My husband (a Spaniard who "feels the cold") sometimes wears long johns (like tights without the "feet") under his cords in Berlin, but as others have pointed out it is hot indoors (and on public transport) so I don't like them.

What would be a good idea is gloves, a scarf and maybe a woolly hat. Shoes with thick soles too

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5. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

Thanks all this is helpful.

if its rainy day in December, then is it still advisable to wear jeans or some waterproof pants will be needed? Just want to understand how people handle this scenario.

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6. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

No waterproof trousers, a waterproof jacket is good.

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7. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

Thanks but jeans can absorb water and make it uncomfortable..right?

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8. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

If it is raining and one does not have to go out - one does not.

Matter of different behavior style, I would say. If it is raining, focus on inside activities (restaurants, sightseeing by bus, museums, use hotel facilities etc.) and do the outside places when it is dry.

Choose a hotel close to an underground or S-Bahn station. The city is well connected and you can get to most of the sightseeing places using them.

Good luck witht the weather, enjoy your trip!

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9. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

I personally wear mostly jeans and never even thought about the "problems" you are thinking about. Rain, Shine, Warm, Cold, Jeans is just fine. Germany is not Alaska, currently the temperature is around 10c and in only rare instances it is getting cold like -10c, I do not think we had that in cities in the past years.

I got myself long thermo underwear for the mountains in Switzerland last year, but I never really had to wear them. You can get them at sporting good stores just in case, but as before mentioned, these thermo underwear will keep you warm outside, but also inside which could make it uncomfortable.

In general I would not worry to much, if it is getting to cold for your feeling, get the underwear, otherwise just enjoy your stay

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10. Re: Wearing jeans around new year in Berlin

From your area I would consider a warmer option as well. If you were coming from somewhere that is known for cold weather and are accustomed to jeans then it would be a good option.

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