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What has happened to the classic lines of skiwear.

post #1 of 22
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In general, I would say that "dress" changes rather quickly as different fads come and go.  The current trend in "dress" beginning in street wear has a "lazy' portrayal that has carried over into the ski industry.  It was not designed for greater functionality but trying to keep in style with the modern fads.  I personally don't like the current fashions as sometimes, they are actually offensive with pants hanging halfway down the buttucks, etc.  If there is any desire to continue with appealing fashion, it can only be found in ladies wear.....thank goodness.  But even there you occasionally find individuals that apparently enjoy appearing like they can't afford ski clothes that are their proper size.  I am hopeful that, like most everything else, these fads will quickly fade out and sensible dress will return. 

post #2 of 22
I agree, I work p/t in a ski shop and I do not like about 75% of the mens ski wear we carry. Last year we had some Cloudveil and I picked up a sweet 3 layer Goretex shell, but this year not much excites me.

Rick G
post #3 of 22

What??!!!?? Old people complaining about the clothes teens wear, UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!!

 

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post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Gosh, when I think back to my grade school years with cleats on my shoes, hair that was combed every which way, etc, etc, I do my best to give leeway to the choices that others wear. However, my biggest problem with todays ski fashions is that they are often times offensive.  My wife gets particularly offended when some clown thinks it's fashionable to display half his butt and its 15 degrees out.  That is not fashionable but stupid and disgusting.  I remember reading an article in Skiing written by Warren Miller where he basically said the same thing.  He missed the ladies in Bogners, and the style and elegance that was prevalent in skiing at that time. 

post #5 of 22

 

i'm offended when people use curse words at the mountain or say the word ain't.

 

post #6 of 22

Stop looking at guys butts... problem solved.

post #7 of 22

I kinda' like the word "ain't". 

 

Where are those great women's black Bogners? I agree with Warren!

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What??!!!?? Old people complaining about the clothes teens wear, UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!!

 

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Haha, I just got my new XL Saga suit and love it. I'm sure that I'll look back on my neon baggy outerwear and laugh, just like everyone who wore tight onesies in the 80s. You definitely can't see my ass though because my jacket comes down to my knees!

 

New uniform tomorrow, wonder how the XL Phenix (or maybe Karbon) will compare?

post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by captainken View Post

In general, I would say that "dress" changes rather quickly as different fads come and go ... these fads will quickly fade out and sensible dress will return. 

 

I know!  There is nothing as sporty out there ... nothing screams STYLE as well as the one piece polyester ski suit sporting the Miami Dolphin orange-teal colors.
 

post #10 of 22

Word...

 

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post #11 of 22

I like this new style...

 

As a tall guy with wide shoulders, some of the "regular" ski jackets aren't long enough...or, they fit in the shoulders, but the waist was designed for John Goodman or someone similar.  I found success in new style gear like Orage and Burton gear.  The jackets that are designed to reach the knees of the 5'9" guy seem to be the perfect length for me and b/c they're worn sooo baggy, they fit in the shoulders.  Now...if they could just get rid of the graphics and colors from a Carmen Miranda hat, I'd have some great options.

 

-Smarty

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Originally Posted by captainken View Post

Gosh, when I think back to my grade school years with cleats on my shoes, hair that was combed every which way, etc, etc, I do my best to give leeway to the choices that others wear. However, my biggest problem with todays ski fashions is that they are often times offensive.  My wife gets particularly offended when some clown thinks it's fashionable to display half his butt and its 15 degrees out.  That is not fashionable but stupid and disgusting.  I remember reading an article in Skiing written by Warren Miller where he basically said the same thing.  He missed the ladies in Bogners, and the style and elegance that was prevalent in skiing at that time. 

 

 

Gosh golly jeepers! Not a HUMAN buttocks, how terrible, how vile. Those depraved degenerates have debased the sanctity of the mountain.

 

 

Some of those older ski fashions for women were so tight you could make out every small detail of their genitalia, but that's OK, right?
 

post #13 of 22

Maybe he'll grow in to those baggy clothes.th_dunno-1[1].gif  What I want to see come back is... stretch pantsyahoo.gif

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Originally Posted by captainken View Post

Gosh, when I think back to my grade school years with cleats on my shoes, hair that was combed every which way, etc, etc, I do my best to give leeway to the choices that others wear. However, my biggest problem with todays ski fashions is that they are often times offensive.  My wife gets particularly offended when some clown thinks it's fashionable to display half his butt and its 15 degrees out.  That is not fashionable but stupid and disgusting.  I remember reading an article in Skiing written by Warren Miller where he basically said the same thing.  He missed the ladies in Bogners, and the style and elegance that was prevalent in skiing at that time. 

 

 

Gosh golly jeepers! Not a HUMAN buttocks, how terrible, how vile. Those depraved degenerates have debased the sanctity of the mountain.

 

 

Some of those older ski fashions for women were so tight you could make out every small detail of their genitalia, but that's OK, right?
 

Man ass fail.

post #15 of 22

Buncha old farts complaining about the way kids dress? Nah. Couldn't happen.

post #16 of 22

If kids want to wear some crazy stuff more power to them. Don't get me wrong. I will make fun of them. But whatever. It is what it is, and it's not hurting you.

 

All that said "Classic" styling is not really that functional. It's nice to have some extra room for proper layering and whatnot.

post #17 of 22

Ahh the good olde days of classic stylin'

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And let's not forget about the gators and jeans.  That was quite functional indeed.


Edited by crgildart - 12/8/10 at 11:35am
post #18 of 22

Yeah there is nothing functional of wearing your pants around your knees, however it appears to me it is up to the individual to decide to wear them that way.  They look like normal sized pants worn at the wrong location.  Nothing wrong with the pants themselves.  However the XXX Long Jackets are dumb.  But my opinion on the subject only officially affirms that I am now old....at 29.  I still wear Snowboard clothing.  686, Volcom, Special Blend and Foursquare.  Just the right amount of baggy to be comfortable and layer, but still don't look stupid.

 

Call me crazy but I think the next fad will be back to tight fitting clothes, thanks to the recent Emo trend.

 

And bright colors made a comeback because they show up better on film and pictures with trees in the background.

post #19 of 22

bright colors are totally making a comeback.  I was skiing last saturday and noticed an incredible increase in people with bright orange, blue, green, and red gear.  You see it a lot more in shops too.  I'm loving it and in fact, I'm sporting an orange/gray jacket and blue pants.  All athletic fit though...none of that baggy stuff...gets in the way of skiing.

post #20 of 22
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However the XXX Long Jackets are dumb.


IDK... They do help keep your butt (with or without pants covering the crack) dry on an icy chairlift

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

What??!!!?? Old people complaining about the clothes teens wear, UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!!



You do realize this is Epic right?  Grousing about what other people do is pretty much 90% of the conversation around here duel.gif

post #22 of 22

I musta been a leader of fashion back in the early 70's when I first started skiing. Not having a lot of money, my Dad gave me his WWII Military Artic Parka to wear one winter.  Thing was military green canvas with a fur hoodie and tha thing hung down to my knees!  I'm definitly sure it was a size XXX maybe even IV  !! (Kinda miss that jacket! ) roflmao.gif

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