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what colour pants????

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

ok so got this jacket here,

 

http://www.rrsport.co.nz/product/3Cs-Mens-511-Afends-Baltimore-Jacket?p=99607

 

it also comes with black sleeves and was wondering what colour pants I should wear with it. I am mainly a park skier but dont want to look like a highlighter like last year. any help would be great, thanks.

 

ps i posted this is general too.

post #2 of 29
There are quite a few variables at play here. I would post this question over at tetongravity.com where they will give better advice than here.
post #3 of 29

Get some plaid patterned pants with black and some other colors.

post #4 of 29

You can go with almost anything as long as it's got some color or pop in it. Or go with grey and go for the tree/telephone pole camo look.

What colors do you like?
 

Armada has backed way off on the colors.

Maybe you'd like this type of pant:

 

http://armadaskis.com/lookbook/

post #5 of 29

I wear my Grandad's clothes,

I look incredible.......

post #6 of 29

Orange. Orange pants have tripled my visibility and increased my skill by an amount that is still undetermined, but probably exceeding several hundred thousand units of skill.

post #7 of 29

Black, Grey, Muted, or Dull. The more of you guys that wear bright colors, the harder it is to spot my friends.

post #8 of 29
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Orange. Orange pants have tripled my visibility and increased my skill by an amount that is still undetermined, but probably exceeding several hundred thousand units of skill.
Yep.
It's true that bright pants increase ones performance. You'll get more air, have more fun. (Not outside of a ski area though). One has to live up to them. It's unknown how long this effect will last, so it's best to get started now. Look st it this way, how long was it rad to wear those 90's neon pastels?
post #9 of 29

you have to ask?

post #10 of 29

If you are on the internet asking what color pants to buy, the correct answer is probably "Ask your Mom."


Edited by mudfoot - 5/22/13 at 12:13pm
post #11 of 29

Get pants with some colour. ORANGE will be killer. My son rocks a black jacket/orange pants while I have the orange jacket/black pants.

 

That combo says, "I wanna be ninja but I wanna be different than my friends' lame all-black, plus my mom says I have to be visible, so I don't want to look like a Skittle, and I'm too young to rock the retro 80s neon........so I'm gonna rock the orange and all of you now wanna be like me."

 

Git 'er Done!

post #12 of 29

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If you are on the internet asking what color pants to buy, the correct answer is probably "Ask your Mom."


We got moms here.

I'm not sure we have a cooperative op though. (or present)

post #13 of 29

Ski pants should be black. I ski in purple snowboarding pants because I can't afford black ski pants. I got the purple Burtons from someone who put them up for sale on this website. Two women complemented me on my purple pants at the last Epicski gathering I attended which made me feel better about the color.

post #14 of 29

Since replying to the other thread, I've changed my mind and decided that NEON PINK is the way to go. Be bold! Be different!

post #15 of 29

This thread is bumming me out.  I switched to orange pants last year.  Since orange seems to be the consensus here, they'll clearly be out of style shortly.  What's the next color to stay ahead of the ski fashion curve?

post #16 of 29
See the post above yours.
post #17 of 29
I will join in on the fun.I am thinking red sequin
post #18 of 29

This place could use a dedicated Ski FA thread or forum.  Post a picture of yourself for Fashion Analysis.  

 

You go first... 

post #19 of 29

tball, I've got a photo of you with your red/orange pants....

 

Color is nothing new apparently!

Quote:

Like sunlight breaking through a prism, ski pants are splashing color all over white slopes from Austria to Oregon. They were introduced by Kaltenbruner of Davos, who found his skin-tight, custom-tailored black or blue pants were made so well they hardly ever wore out. Now, however, Herr Kaltenbruner's clientele buys as many as five or six pairsin persimmon, lavender, powder blue, nasturtium. They were first seen in America last spring on such international skiers as Photographer Toni Frissell. The old dictum that ski pants must be black or navy no longer holds. White Stag, the country's largest manufacturer of ski wear, is now making the new, bright pants available to all of America's weekend skiers in seven different colors (including red for women only).
 
Sports Illustrated Oct 1955

I did see a show last winter in LA of design from the 40's - 60's. I was very surprised by the bright colors in the 40's/50's.

post #20 of 29
When I was a kid, I wore my mother's 50s vintage red wool in-the-boot pants for a season. I am pretty sure they were White Stag. I was growing pretty fast at the time, and I am sure my parents were just trying to save money. But I secretly thought they were way cool.
post #21 of 29

Seg made me realise that my very first pair of real ski pants were RED...bright red, over the boot, Rolfe's.  Cost me a pretty penny in college but I thought they were so cool and special ordered them.  The year was 1972 of course.   I have a picture some where :)

post #22 of 29

Seg, you still have those ski pants?

 

So, we've got nothing on the 50's other than waterproof/breathable???

post #23 of 29
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Seg, you still have those ski pants?

 

So, we've got nothing on the 50's other than waterproof/breathable???

 

Well, tuck-in-the-boot is a pretty bad idea on a powder day....

 

I don't know about the pants. I can ask my mom ... I think I was about 11? when I wore them. 

post #24 of 29
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......Herr Kaltenbruner's clientele buys as many as five or six pairsin persimmon, lavender, powder blue, nasturtium....
 
The old dictum that ski pants must be black or navy no longer holds....
 
 
Sports Illustrated Oct 1955
 
 

 

Color is nothing new apparently!

 

Hey, isn't that the Eisenhower era?

post #25 of 29
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So, we've got nothing on the 50's other than waterproof/breathable???

 

Our pleather is better now.

post #26 of 29

jacket is not bright enough

post #27 of 29

Go with a bright colour like orange or pink.

post #28 of 29
I got a blue plaid goretex on deal, and another black with white lining, and a blue jacket, I think that is good for me, what do you think of the combo.
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post #29 of 29
HOT MAN,be carefull when you bend over to pick your poles up
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