Hikerdelic Rambler

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  1. AngryYoungPoor

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    There is a movement in the U.K. Called Hikerdelic Ramblers. This movement was heavily influenced by Proper magazine and the brand Casual Connoisseur.
    Basically, it's a bit of a mash of of the vintagef 80s Casual look and modern mountain climbing/deep sea exploring men with discerning tastes in quality clobber. The basic Fjallraven, Norrona, Woolrich, Stone Island/CP Company and the like are totally acceptable. Footwear consists of vintage Adidas, New Balance and Clarks Originals. IMHO it is the direct linage of Mod from the 60's-present. Here are some looks to get the thread rolling (or Ramblin' if you will). There are literally 100s of variations on this look and just as many labels (the more obscure the better). Oneupsmanship is the word that encapsulates this movement. Having that one cool thing that makes your mates jealous is key. This is also a look that translates well into middle age without the stuffiness (albeit definitely influenced by) The Ivy League look.

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    Even though its not for me I do like this look. I'm personally priced out of and in the wrong climate for a lot of the outdoors stuff. It doesn't feel like it's ever going to be below 100 degrees in the middle of the state. I do like that this breaks out of the two camps I tend to see with people carrying on the casual look. The first is the modern clone island type decked out bootleg burberry in and the other is the type that doesn't want to take the look past Sergio Tacchini/Borg track tops. I appreciate your love for all the fine knitwear of the early era. I have been looking into some modern European military surplus gore-tex jackets in place of the "technical fabric" gear.

    I made a few acquisitions this weekend that I don't think are out of place here.
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    There's something perversely cute about this look.
     
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    Thanks for the positive reinforcement LST! I know that it's not for everyone but I've been into the casual thing for, Christ almost 20 years now and I like that the Rambler subculture is all about clothes but the violence fell by the wayside in favour of smoking a spliff on a hill instead haha! It should have been started in San Francisco!
     
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    Well the ladies seem to appreciate it (if my beautiful wife is anyone to go by) so I'll take that as a compliment haha!
     
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    I like the look, but isn't this basically just British Casual? Maybe with some Oi Polloi, Proper Magazine, '70s outdoorsy stuff mixed in, but it's basically Casual, no?

    Edit: OK, except for the looks immediately above. Posted too late.
     
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    It is essentially part of the Casual look but has evolved a bit. I was initially just posted influences as pics to give a more well rounded feel. Also, it's not all about aggro and right wing lunacy any longer. I like to think of it as " The thinking mans Casual haha".
     
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    Just invested in a couple of prs of these Merrells to see me into retirement :

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    I like a bit of a bucolic ramble,but am by no means hperdelic.I totally avoided the casual scene and am adverse to prominent labels,so hopefully will not be pigeon holed into the latest sub cult.Been wearing Vasque Sundowners for the past 10 years which happen to be very much a Black urban style in the NE US.Decent boots,but I hope these Merrells hold up better for the money.
    Just started to break them in at the I-O-W festival ;)
     
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    Very fine pair of boots there Gsvs5!

    I feel like I can't really make those work with my outfits (pure vanity haha!) but if I had to tackle more difficult terrain than the hills of SF I'd certainly like a pair of those!
     
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    Good luck with this thread,its different enough to be interesting.

    One of my leisure activities is rambling/hiking/hill walking, the funny thing is that the practical/functional boots and clothes that I wear on those days I wouldn't wear any other time,Meindl or lowa gore tex lined boots,Fjallraven trousers,Helly Hansen jacket,ECWCS gore tex parka etc etc its great in its place but no 'look' at all.

    I do though wear some clothes in a similar style to those in your pictures when I am outdoors in the city on cold / wet days,and when go off to football matches .
    Barbour parka,Shetland jumper,jeans,Mephist Fredrick boots so not a million miles from this look but more subdued.

    I am definitely heading away from trainers imo they aren't really 'age appropriate' when you are in your late 50s,same with tracksuit jackets,these have never been my thing anyway (unless under a parka on a very cold day), and spliffs will never be for me.

    I do like the knitwear and I think that the Scottish lambswool jumpers and Shetland ones are great and will be a colder weather staple for me.

    So I will watch this thread with interest as I do like some of the 'look' and I find it interesting a bit like the 80s Paninari look,a different take on an older theme.
     
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    Just so I can get this out of the way - when I climb Munros I wear whatever's comfortable.

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    Thanks gentleman,

    Like I said, I know that it's a very specific look and not for everyone. I just find the need to "break out" of my subcultural chains and I think that this is a great way (one of many and just happens to appeal to me ) to express individuality without total giving up and dressing like a Herbert haha. There are so many different ways to pull this "look" for lack of a better word together and I simply thought I'd share my interest with the community.

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