There are a lot of fashion Bloggs out there. Obviously people are very interested in what other people wear – and why. Maybe the same goes for my readers, I ask myself? If so – here is a fashion blog in Tumbo Style!
Even I have been very focused on clothes this winter – and my interest has been in earnest – believe me! Without my special favourites i would have just died – or pretty close in some cases. And without some of my accessories I really don´t know how HOW i would have been able to go to work!
Let me start with my very best bargain buy – ever! In temperatures below – 15 Celsius extreme gear is required in the deep woods of Malexander. Especially around the bum-area...On an exceptionally cold Saturday I received a tip about the warmest trousers in the world from my former neighbour Anders:
Swedish army padded pants – comes in all size and shapes but only one shade of green! Only 125 SEK from the Army Surplus Store in Skänninge – run and buy some now – there is another winter due this year...
They keep me incredibly warm around the middle and way up my back. Albeit my silhouette goes very Michelin Man – but who cares when they keep you warm?
Warm sock are next on the list – and the Swedish army rules the roost in this case too. No wonder when you think about all those young men (and a few women…) who have trampled up and down the country in all sorts of weather.
So, my recommendations are wool-cotton mix socks closest to the skin and the Crown heavy white woollens on top – and you will withstand (almost) any temperature!
In the bottom of the picture is a sample of the MUST accessory this winter – my ice-dubs. Without them there is no way i had managed to walk to and fro the stables and paddocks when the roads were sheets of ice. And carrying water buckets without my winter tires – no way!
The mittens are, again, from his Majesty’s store room. They are not the very best you can have – but they are cheap and cheerful. I can have three pairs in circulation at the same time so it doesn´t matter if Strimma loses one, I get two of them wet each day and Theo the horse tramples one down in a snow drift. Quantity before quality in this case!
And before we know it, it will be time for the spring fashion – AT LAST!