Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

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  1. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I honestly don't remember. I haven't used those skis since that 1999 trip and they're currently in the storage shed at my house in Arizona.

    Could be Marker's but I'm not sure.
     
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    You need a backpack foo...and a shovel.
     
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    What colors?
     
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    Pink and black, respectively.
     
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    Quoted for emphasis.

    Is this why I dress up every day before going to work?

    Maybe it is why I trim the hedges before the sax.
     
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    That wouldn't match at all. I'm thinking of dark navy for the backpack and an oak-handled shovel with a marigold blade.
     
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    hah, that was my guess.
     
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    Making fun of Californians and Texas is just reflex. Don't take it personally. :D

    Cotton has no place in active outdoor activities, it's a performance thing, not a feel thing. Cotton does not breath that well, gets wet, stays wet and will not keep you warm at that point. Fleece and wool are much better. If you are not sweating, then cotton is great.

    I say get ski socks because I'm not imagining he has decent wool socks for skiing. I can see his knee high argyles now. Also you don't want too thick of a sock, which many wool outdoor socks are.

    Although for what :foo: is going to likely be doing, non of this matters. You can drink cocoa in anything.

    BTW, have you though of your hottub attire? Try Strawberry Park H.S. by Steamboat if you want to make a day trip ;)
     
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    Damn - good eye.

    Not to hijack Foo's thread. but since my bindings are from 1999, would it be worth moving them to new skis if I buy some in the next year or so? Or have bindings advanced enough in the last decade that it would be smarter just to buy all new equipment?
     
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    I just can't bring myself to spend more money. Do I really need a technical base layer and mid layer? Would just a base layer suffice?
     
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    i concur with this strategy. don't buy into the straight downhill theory.
     
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    I refuse to believe people simply don't care what they wear skiing. There are way too many aesthetic options and price levels. Clearly people put a lot of effort into it.
     
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    Depends of the weather. If it's cold and/or windy you will freeze with just a base layer and shell. Perhaps if you had a proper parka, but you have no real insulating layer in what you have described. At a bare minimum get a fleece vest, STP has them for like $10.
     
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    no worries. certainly, they have developed. imo, it depends on your weight and i assume, you're an athletic guy, so this is not a concern.

    i'm not sure, if they fit on the new skis and the service people have the right equipment to deal with them.
     
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    People care. It's like pocket squares. You want to be coordinated and at the same time look like you are not trying to.
     

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