You will most likely hate the majority of what I am about to post. Yes, I am posting it anyway for your sartorial enjoyment.
I recently returned from my annual Tahoe New Years trip and while I wasn't taking "fit pics" throughout the trip, I do have a number of shots that show what I was wearing. Most outfits are extremely bad, on purpose, for various theme nights. Flame away.
Upon arrival at the cabin. We got there first, hence the photo. This is, I think, the only serious outfit I wore the entire trip. Jacket is from UO ( ); shirt/jeans/boots are Epaulet. Car in background is what I drive when the weather isn't good enough for the Fiat. Outfitted w/ snow tires for Tahoe. Didn't have to put chains on once.
Snow gear. Awful circa-2003 stuff that needs to be replaced. However, I think I have done a pretty good job of matching to my car and the surroundings in this shot.
When I see people who live in areas that get regular snow posting actual fits on a daily basis, it absolutely astounds me. When you're traipsing through 2-3 feet of powder, how can you not be wearing what I'm wearing here, along with the biggest, ugliest boots conceivable. The lack of any coherent consensus in Uncontrol's winter boots thread totally makes sense to me now. Almost all of the locals in Tahoe appear to have given up on style, and it would seem, with good reason, too.
Duck night. We ate duck, and it was fantastic. Shirt & pants are Epaulet; tie is Brooks Brothers, Shoes are Bass, vest is vintage of unknown origin. I have no explanation for what my friend is wearing here other than that the tie was labeled "Ducks Unlimited."
1980s night. My outfit was an attempted approximation of the ski patrol dicks from Hot Tub Time Machine
the sock tuck is really essential to this fit
Caribbean night. This shirt is legitimately from the Caribbean and was purchased by my dad in the late 70s/early 80s. I'm actually surprised how often I find reasons to wear it.
keeping it classy on NYE
shot of all the guys on NYE. We had a Mad Men/cocktail night theme going on.
Anyway, I really think I need to upgrade my snow gear. I'm not sure where to look first as most of the places that actually provide rugged pieces that provide real warmth & functionality have really, really boring stuff. I also believe this look is due for a serious comeback, but don't know where to source:
(not me obviously, but it was the best fit from the entire trip and too good not to post)