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That's interesting. I guess I can only compare midwestern colleges. I hardly ever see Arc'teryx ever around here (except on my own body). In my four years of school from 2010-2014 (I'm a youngin) I seemed to see Patagonia take over North Face as the "in" outerwear brand. Was sort of excited to see what was trending now when I was back for my brothers graduation last week, but we were having record highs in Ohio at the time. 

 

I have a 15 year old Stepdaughter and whenever I have been to school events or seen a group of her classmates there, Patagonia and North Face are widely represented. She straddles the groups of athletes and debate kids.   So, I think the appeal of them is universal.  There also seems to be much less "hipster" stuff and her taste (and some of her friends) seems to be moving to Preppy along with the Patagonia/North Face / Nike stuff.  She loves Vineyard Vines, Southern Tradition, J. Crew, Polo, etc.   It was funny, she saw some J. Crew stuff that I bought to sell a while ago, before I knew better, and was telling me all about it as if her generation was the first to find J. Crew.   

 

I hope her move to preppy has been as a result of my influence, but I'm sure she would deny it.   I was very excited when she told me she really wanted a Navy Blue Blazer for debate.  AND she insisted that it be wool and have gold buttons.   

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

That's interesting. I guess I can only compare midwestern colleges. I hardly ever see Arc'teryx ever around here (except on my own body). In my four years of school from 2010-2014 (I'm a youngin) I seemed to see Patagonia take over North Face as the "in" outerwear brand. Was sort of excited to see what was trending now when I was back for my brothers graduation last week, but we were having record highs in Ohio at the time. 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


True, things certainly might be different in the midwest. I've only lived in the Bay Area and in Boulder. Both are definitely outdoors gear strongholds. "Trendy" people wore North Face in the Bay Area, but it wasn't as trendy as it was in other areas. As an active outdoors person into things like hiking, skiing and rock climbing; I'm also probably just more in tune with what my people are wearing. cheers.gif  

As a side note, in my profile picture I am wearing a pair of North Face shorts (thrifted, of course!).


Reporting for Florida universities: Columbia PFG shirts, Carhartt jacket if it gets chilly. I can count on one hand the amount of Patagonia I saw on three separate Florida university campuses over the years. North Face t shirts are popular, too. No one here has heard of Arc'teryx.
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I try hard to stay away from this line but I couldn't leave that patch!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

My experience with the green label 'Boyfriend Crested Jackets' over the years has been: tiny and very large sell eventually; unusual colors (white, cream, green, red) sell. Blue and navy, not so much.  I've stopped picking the navy and black ones up after getting stuck with a couple. Maybe there's been an uptick in the market since I stopped bothering.

 

But I know what you mean about the crests. The silvertone ones tend to tarnish and I haven't found a way to rehab them. The goldtone ones look good for years.

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Also, I should point out that brightly colored Patagonia stuff is Big In Japan...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

Miami University went like this

 

Frats - Patagonia

Sororities - Northface

Independents, like myself - Columbia

 

That too. GDI 4 lyfe. I don't why I said that, I fucking hate that term. A Banana Republic coat was my go to for a long time at school. I did eventually have a NF jacket though that was way warmer. The frats certainly liked their Vineyard Vines at Miami. 

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I have a 15 year old Stepdaughter and whenever I have been to school events or seen a group of her classmates there, Patagonia and North Face are widely represented. She straddles the groups of athletes and debate kids.   So, I think the appeal of them is universal.  There also seems to be much less "hipster" stuff and her taste (and some of her friends) seems to be moving to Preppy along with the Patagonia/North Face / Nike stuff.  She loves Vineyard Vines, Southern Tradition, J. Crew, Polo, etc.   It was funny, she saw some J. Crew stuff that I bought to sell a while ago, before I knew better, and was telling me all about it as if her generation was the first to find J. Crew.   

 

I hope her move to preppy has been as a result of my influence, but I'm sure she would deny it.   I was very excited when she told me she really wanted a Navy Blue Blazer for debate.  AND she insisted that it be wool and have gold buttons.   

 

That's awesome. :lol:

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When are daks jackets a good cop?
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[IMG] Is Georges garat made in France jacket anything I should take note of?
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Hype? Hype doesn't last for 40+ years. The stuff is built to last. Period. Among the outdoorsy crowd, that's what matters most. There are certain styles that are more popular than others.

Thank you everyone for the information. I hope I didn't offend or upset anyone. Was just curious. 

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Outdoor guys, am I looking at something awesome or just something old? I took a gamble on it being the former.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Outdoor guys, am I looking at something awesome or just something old? I took a gamble on it being the former.

 

 

Looks like a Denali Fleece jacket from here. Can you post detail shots of the internal tags (especially the one with the codes). TNF is heavily faked.

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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post
 

Thank you everyone for the information. I hope I didn't offend or upset anyone. Was just curious. 

 

 

Haha, I get slightly offended every time "my" fashion come back into style.

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I found an old wallet and it wasn't empty. Are there any coin dudes here?

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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

I found an old wallet and it wasn't empty. Are there any coin dudes here?

 

 

I can't tell you values... But those half dollars are silver. Some of the others look it as well, though I don't know those as well.

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'64 half dollars are silver, worth probably $7 or more for the silver content. Mercury dimes are also silver, value probably starting around $1 each. Same for Roosevelt dimes if they're '64 or earlier.

Coins after '64 are not silver and generally worth face value.
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Thanks guys! I'll probably just hold onto them since they're not terribly valuable.
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