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    As we fall into winter, what you wear can make a big difference when trying to stay warm. (Published Friday, Oct. 16, 2015)

    As we fall into winter, what you wear can make a big difference when trying to stay warm.

    Winter is right around the corner. Jackets, gloves, hats and lots of layers are common in the season, but is that necessarily the warmest way to dress?

    Extreme cold, snow and sometimes ice are part of a New Englander's life for at least four months every year. It's no wonder that some of world's best "winter gear" is made in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

    Polartec is known for its fleece, but this New England company is also creating other winter fabrics, like Alpha, preferred by members of the military for its warmth.

    Chances are you've worn Alpha to keep warm, or something else Polartec produces. Its fabrics are sold to hundreds of companies, such as L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.

    Watch the attached video to see more great ways to look good while keeping warm.

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