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judy Nov 24th, 2000 11:25 PM

looking like a dork in NY?
 
Hello. My last question about my NY trip is whether or not I will look like a tourist if I wear my ski jacket? I'll be in Manhattan in mid-December and I know it will be cold, even snowy maybe. I'm from the Pacific Northwest and used to rainy, cold weather and I have a north face gortex jacket I could wear. Just don't want to put a neon sign around my neck that says "big dumb tourist." What do you think?

howard Nov 25th, 2000 04:07 AM

From a male perspective...absolutely not!

John Nov 25th, 2000 04:08 AM

Hey Judy: <BR> <BR>Ski jacket is fine! We all have them here...Just dont wear a NY Yankee hat with it....then we will know your a dork! (just kidding!) <BR>JOHN

susan Nov 25th, 2000 05:09 AM

One more in agreement with the other posters. Unless you're going to a black-tie dinner, your ski jacket will be fine. If it's really cold, plenty of New Yorkers will be in ski jackets, too.

Marlena Nov 25th, 2000 09:38 AM

I agree with the others here, you will be fine in your ski jacket for most situations..however if you want to go clubbing or eat at a trendy downtown restaurant, you will probably not feel comfortable in it in those situations. I can imagine it's no different in most other big cities.


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