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Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Mariooo

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    Foo appears underdressed for the occasion. I would recommend a yellow knit, and a blond wig. [​IMG]
     
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    Really nothing like riding powder in either of those places - its like riding on a cloud.
     
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    That sounds really romantic, Bill..
     
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    This has been the funniest thread I've read in a long time...

    The most important thing to know about ski/snowboard clothing is that functionality is key, looks secondary. Nobody cares about labels; usually you get less respect if your skills don't match the wardrobe.

    You definitely need a mid-layer; I recommend a good fleece jacket. Going down the hill isn't bad, but waiting in line and riding the lift things can turn turn nasty, especially if there is a strong wind. You are in the mountains, and there is a reason why there's snow on the ground; so keep this in mind and dress warm.

    ...and don't worry about looking foolish; no matter how perfectly you dress, as a beginner you're gonna crash. No matter how well dressed you are; when you're eating snow, you're going to look foolish.
     
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    True. All you hear is the whisper of your board as it glides over the snow. Soft whisper...
     
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    This almost made me cry!

    ...one of the best feelings in the world; the smell of the trees and fresh mountain air, and not a sound except for the powder moving underneath....just brilliant!
     
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    I over rotated off a jump, landed perpendicular to the mountain and my head smacked really hard into a patch of ice. I'm convinced I'd either be dead or at the very least horribly concussed had I not been wearing a helmet. I suppose it's not a necessity if you're just doing downhill but if you want to do anything fun I wouldn't skip it.
     
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    Holland and Holland, very up market.
    I wear a pair of of 30 year old X-Country ski knickers in very
    heavy wool with a Norwegian Sweater at Badger. I am taken
    for an old Pro, which I am not. Just old.
     
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    +1
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Anybody know where in NYC I can go to have ski jacket sleeves shortened?
     
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    I have a lovely SOS (Sportswear of Sweden) lined sweater, great for those sunny days you know it is not going to snow or rain.

    I suppose somebody has said to take two pairs of gloves as you can never dry them out properly overnight especially if they are leather.
     
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    Nowhere.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What? Come on.

    Igacio's on the UES no good?
     
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    I've never heard of a ski jacket being altered. You'll have to pioneer this one. Report back.
     
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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The seams near the sleeve hem are all straightforward, implying an easy alteration structure-wise. I'm more worried about whether the jacket, being a technical garment, requires any additional care.
     
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    It has been done. I am 6'6" and 160 lbs and my tailor took an XL jacket that fit only in the sleeve length and transformed it into something that fit pretty good everywhere. There were at least 4 layers to adjust. Truly amazing. I don't know how he did it; but it is possible.
     
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    Return the jacket, pants go to Vail head straight to Gorsuch, flash the Hermes wallet and voila! Full Bogner body suit.
     
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    You don't want to do this. The seams will all be taped to keep it waterproof. I suppose if you re-taped it, but how bad are the sleeves? Remember that you need extra material to allow you to reach, etc. without restricting. It will not fit like a jacket you wear around town.
     

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