The perfect excuse to air one's winter wardrobe, the cold snap secretly had us rubbing our hands in anticipatory glee.
Though last year's wardrobe required a quick reshuffle, an immediate extra addition was necessary, in the super-warm form of the world's heaviest pair of jeans.
Canadian company Naked & Famous are well known for their inspector gadget-esque denim treatments (think jeans lined with the likes of silk, cashmere and kevlar) but their overriding ambition has, for as long as we've known them, been to create the world's heaviest denim.
Well, it seems they've succeeded, this year the company unveiled a pair of jeans weighing in at a hefty 32 ounces. To put this in context, most selvage denim jeans weigh around 12 ounces, while high street versions usually weight much less. Another selling point, of course, is that given their considerable weight, Naked and Famous' jeans are able to stand up unsupported (as demonstrated in the picture above).
Aside from that, they'll also ensure that your legs never feel the cold. Though putting them on for the first time is an experience you most definitely won't want to repeat.