Another item I need to pick up is good quality snow pants and I'm not even sure where to begin looking...
My wife needs a pair and so do I. For myself, I was thinking of just picking up some vintage wool pants off eBay. My wife likes the idea of vintage gear as well (she's into the '50s/60s snow bunny look) but I'm worried they wouldn't keep her warm enough. Any thoughts on this?
Looking at affordable priced modern brands, are there any you would recommend that offer waterproof warmth and protection against cold winds, but also look somewhat streamlined and without geometric shapes that look like futuristic space pants and extreme logos all over the place? I hate that most ski pants are big and baggy and would prefer something with a more tapered fit, if such exists. I'd like to spend in the $100-150 range if that's possible, but I'm willing to consider anything outside of that if it's absolutely worthwhile.
Are there any heritage brands that have been producing the same kind of traditional snow pants for 50+ years... like a Stanfield's kind of company but for ski pants? I imagine these would exceed the above posted budget, but I'd be willing to reconsider for something of very high quality like this.
If that doesn't exist, then I'm open to any and all recommendations... both for men and women!
And I would like to know about the vintage pants and whether they would keep my wife warm on a cold day in the mountains? I'm looking at the slim cigarette style mid-century women's pants that have the fabric which slides under your foot. Do you think these would be sufficient and hold up performance wise?