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Fashionable ski gear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JuniorJetSet, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. JuniorJetSet

    JuniorJetSet Well-Known Member

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    What are some popular brands and styles of ski wear and lounge wear for fashionable ski resorts? What might you see men wearing on the slopes of St. Moritz/Gstaad/Aspen, for instance?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike C.

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    any Bond stuntman who has designed his own ski wear line.
     
  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Bogner.

    For the younger set (under age 35), you might find more Patagonia, at least in the US.

    For lounge wear, Loro Piana cashmere, including Storm System vests and jackets. Dale sweaters. Some fur in the evenings too. Not leather jackets. Get on the mailing list for a store in Vail called Gorsuch, as they carry all the good stuff.
     
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    I second Patagonia - also Marmot. Spyder seemed to be popular last season. If you want MTM skiwear, check out Beyond Fleece which is great stuff.
     
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    In Europe, I think Bogner and Killy are most popular amongst the older set. I personally wear Killy pants and Salomon everything else. I also like Arcteryx and North Face, but I don't think they're too popular in Europe.
     
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    Chanel has an Apres line.
     
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    Arcteryx

    Marmot

    Patagonia

    Cloudveil
     
  10. JuniorJetSet

    JuniorJetSet Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for the suggestions. Is there anything else I should know? For example, is there a danger in dressing too flashily at a tony ski resort? Are there any colors I should stick to or avoid? And what about accesories like scarves, etc? thanks again. [​IMG]
     
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    I hate to always be the practical one on here, but I wanted to point out that LL Bean has some good ski wear at reasonable prices. I have this jacket LL Bean It's only $129 and I have gotten numerous compliments on it. IMHO - it looks as good as the $600 - $1000 jackets I saw the last few times I've been skiing in Vail. Bradford
     
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    on the practical side, I wear army surplus west german wool pants. They have cargo pockets, and are super warm.
     
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    Patagonia cleared out much of last year's winter merchadise in August. Much is sold out on the website, but you can get some awesome deals by calling individual stores. I got a couple of coats that were about 50% off. The R4 jacket is unbelievable.

    -Dan
     
  14. JuniorJetSet

    JuniorJetSet Well-Known Member

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    Label King is Chanel's apres ski line only available in the Chanel boutiques?
     
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    Yes, I believe only in the Chanel boutiques. The line was introduced about 2-3 years ago.

    The department stores like Neiman, Bergdorf's, etc. do not carry it. If I recall correctly.
     
  16. Kai

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    Wear something functional, without a bunch of useless features. Â The danger of dressing too flashily at a tony ski resort (or any resort) is that you will look like a flashy bling boy. Â Buy a helmet. Â The Giro 9 is about the lightest and most comfortable one on the market. Â Soft shell fabrics (made from stretch woven materials, manufactured mostly by Schoeller and Malden Mills) tend to be more comfortable across a broader temperature range than hard shells (i.e. Goretex.) Â Check out Ibex. Â They have some very functional and nice looking ski gear. Â Their web page still has their Summer stuff, but their soft shell ski pants (not yet shown) are some of the best. Â Some good web sites: Â http://www.ibexwear.com/ibex_home_content6.html http://www.arcteryx.com/ http://www.cloudveil.com/ Oh, almost forgot. If you are really going to go skiing in Europe, and haven't been there before, it's a bit different than skiing in the US. Generally, the environment is less controlled, and you can get yourself in trouble a lot easier than at the resorts in the US. When I ski in Europe, I like to wear a light weight daypack with snacks and water. I've not skiied at St. Moritz, but Chamonix is pretty amazing.
     
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    The best decision I ever made re skiwear was a one-piece jumpsuit. Looks much sleeker, very warm, always coordinated.
     
  18. Carlo

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    What not to do (from the book of 100 things I have done that you should not try at home).

    about 6 years ago Jill decided to cheer me up and get me away from my custody battle with a surprise ski trip. Money was tight - the lawyers were shopping Vail on me at the time so I did not want to go buy a bunch of Ski stuff.

    Anyway, I figured I could take some nylon warmups and just spray them to death with scotch-guard's outdoor product which evidently is made with Teflon.

    I took to the slopes with surprising ease - turns out that 15 years of hockey gave me the right balance and leg strength so by noon Jill had me on the intermediate trails and then by 3 jokingly said "OK, you have it down, try the black trail now..."

    ..so like a suicidal moron I jumped and as the sound of Jill screaming "Noooooooooooo........" was fading in my ears I discovered that I was not ready for that incline, hit my tail and started to ACCELERATE on my ass for the next mile or so.

    2 Lessons learned:
    1. Teflon ass on ice does not stop until tree, rock or building is encountered.
    2. Girlfriend's with a deadpan sense of humor and a meanstreak should not be giving you advice about the black trails.

    Sidenote: It took Jill 15 minutes to catch up and three years to stop laughing... about when my butt stopped hurting.
     
  19. DSKent

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    I know Prada does a lot of "ski wear", mostly through the Sport line (even though I've heard that there is a whole seperate line of ski wear that's just really impossible to find), and most of the Prada Sport jackets and pants and stuff can be found at any Neimans.  Come to think of it, though, I think the pants they sell are snowboard pants.  In any case, I know a lot of the stuff is Goretex and I've really been wanting to buy their 3-in-1 jacket for quite some time. The question that you have to ask yourself, though -- and this is what has kept me from buying that jacket -- is whether or not you're going to look like a moron wearing a hugely-expensive PS ski outfit and not being able to ski  [​IMG]
     
  20. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    CTGUY - if you report that you fell on your arse and slid down the entire side of the Rockies and bruised yourself beyond belief... does that make you a poser or a die-hard? :)

    Hey, I did learn one thing about the lingo... How does a snowboarder introduce himself? "Sorry, Dude"
     

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