Originally Posted by Yuki
Hey! Stuff the "gaper wear" comments where the sun don't shine!
At 60, I be a maxed out Mo Fo of a gaper if I was wearing faux camo and plaid trying to act 16 stead' of 60!
It we, "the infirm and aged" started wearing paisley, plaid and camo .... you guys would be forced into Bogner or stretch pants.
.... like dude ?? like ...
Can't say about the Vodka, but whole lot of truth here. Where I ski, the monied 40-something's who pay for our resorts don't wear Eurorace/Spyder/Kjus, they wear what the major brands have done with Snowboard chic. Go check out a big city ski store: Aisles are crammed with earth colored plaids and muted herringbones, baggy pants with lotsa pockets, the whole deal, and (gasp) it's not suburban white hip hop teens buying it.
Or for those of you who think that you're all that for extolling Kjus and flaming Spyder, go check out the gear issue of Backcountry. Has a Kjus parka ($900) among its picks. Can't get much more discovered/done/past the crest than that.
Face up, Snofun - You can't stay ahead of the cool hunters anymore. It's called late capitalism and we're just bit players...