advice on budget winter wear
okay i'm not really a cyclist but i would like to be warmer when i'm outside here in Buffalo, ny and it's 30's/40's Fahrenheit outside, and as of right now, the lower 50's inside (since heating is kinda bad this season), but i'd prefer to dress mainly for 30-40 degree weather. I don't really have a need for a wind breaker layer, because it's not worth the cost as i'm not going to be outside for too long or be moving too fast to feel the wind, and i have my winter coat which is good enough. I currently am layed with a t-shirt, than a sweater made out of 100% acrylic, and a hoody of 50% cotton and 50% polyester.
i'm looking to spend around $40, possibly $50 if it's worthwhile. At first i was considering under armor but it's way too pricey, like $80 for tights and a shirt together. But i heard there were knockoffs at places like walmart (starter brand), but seems a bit too low end in quality. And than i noticed performancebike site and saw they had tights and shirts for half the price of the more expensive UA. So this seems like the performance i want but without breaking the bank too much. But someone also recommended sierratradingpost for cheap winter wear. And they had some good things too. And of course theres a few clothing stores here i'm going to checkout before i even decide to purchase online. So i'm trying to narrow down my options. Also i have read the winter clothing thread on here, and googled around and read other similar type threads, but a lot of the options are more expensive than for what i need it for.
I'd appreciate any feedback as far as, like if i'm at a clothing store, what are the best fabrics to look for? I've seen so many like fleece, wool, microfiber, polypro, polyester, polypropylene, neoprene, nylon, and acrylic, that after a while it gets kinda confusing. I'm thinking of going with wool or fleece, specifically the wool choices at performancebike.
Also would like any advice about the selections below for buying online. Or if you have any alternative ones, plz let me know.
Kmart Thermals - for very basic cold protection
remington wool hunter pants - heard someone mention this but i doubt i'll follow up with this option as i can't find it online and not sure i want to be sporting hunter pants
thermaguard shirt and pants - seems decent but haven't seen any reviews of it, and no idea what it's made of
terramar wool shirt and pants - it's regular $30 something but on sale so seems like a good buy and wool is well known for keeping you warm
DeFeet Wool Blaze Sock - best socks for warmth and the price, that i could find (might hold out on getting socks for a bit though)
Wickers Long Underwear - Expedition Weight, Comfortrel® (although read a review of someone preferring merino wool to these)
Kenyon Polypropylene Bottoms Expedition Weight Long Underwear
Terramar Long Underwear
Both places have terramar wool, but someone said about STP's wool, that it was thin, so i'm thinking of going with performancebike's terramar wool. I'm planning on going to some clothing stores tomorrow, and if i don't find anything than i'll order on friday or saturday maybe.