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Behind fashion’s obsession with outdoor gear

Behind fashion’s obsession with outdoor gear

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  • I definitely think this trend is here to stay with the canalizations of the workforce and the rise of the wellness industry. I do think that brands like Canada goose and others need to be mindful of the materials they are using. Just as brands who used fur have faced a backlash, certain brands using

    I definitely think this trend is here to stay with the canalizations of the workforce and the rise of the wellness industry. I do think that brands like Canada goose and others need to be mindful of the materials they are using. Just as brands who used fur have faced a backlash, certain brands using down are also getting hit hard by people exposing Thembi humane treatment endured by animals to make their products.

  • "High quality" outdoor apparel already seemed expensive to me, and now I have to worry about $790 hiking boots and $1,290 backpacks?

  • If you're wearing a $1250 jacket, you're not doing anything "outdoors"

  • Given my lack of mega money it is easy to be jealous and mock but in an era when running shoes are not for running, exotic supercars are not for driving and diving watches aren't for diving it is only logical that hiking boots and clothes at this level would be spared the dangers of outdoor life.

  • $800 hiking boots! That's like me putting on a pair of retro Jordan's and going out to jump in mud puddles. You're not going to see it. Plus I dont think this will be conversation that you are going to have out on the trail..."Wow, where did you get your boots?" Having lived in Colorado and Hawaii which

    $800 hiking boots! That's like me putting on a pair of retro Jordan's and going out to jump in mud puddles. You're not going to see it. Plus I dont think this will be conversation that you are going to have out on the trail..."Wow, where did you get your boots?" Having lived in Colorado and Hawaii which have some of the best hikes in the world, we are going to be sticking with the brands that have been here a while (Patagonia, Northface, Columbia, even Carhartt). Wrong target audience.

  • Seems like a case of "If it's crazy expensive someone will want to pay for it"...

    Hand sewn calf skin is only truly outdoors if the wearer was the one to do the slaying, skinning, cutting, sewing on his/her own over a campfire and after cooking the animal... Otherwise, it's just saying "I have tons

    Seems like a case of "If it's crazy expensive someone will want to pay for it"...

    Hand sewn calf skin is only truly outdoors if the wearer was the one to do the slaying, skinning, cutting, sewing on his/her own over a campfire and after cooking the animal... Otherwise, it's just saying "I have tons of money and I may occasionally go hiking... Maybe".

    And PS: what was that moncler outfit made of? Airplane life jackets and life rafts? In that case it might be radically outdoors...