Monday, October 31, 2011


Male models may not get the attention or big bucks paid the gals---but they know how to celebrate---@ Soul Artist Management First Anniversary Party

Doug Pickett, Simon Nessman, Robyn Sinclair

Danny Beauchamp, Max Rogers

Matt Coatsworth, Jason Morgan, Patrick Rukai


Terrex Jackets-all light weight-made of top of the line-Gore-Tex® elements tough-windproof, breathable-waterproof or highly resistant, adjustable hoods, reflective details
Outdoor Retailer, SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Adidas is out to climb up the heap of the outdoor performance wear and footwear realm of top tier labels.

We're huge fans of some of their more fashion collabs (Y-3, SLVR) and of course their football (soccer) kits.

Terrex -packable+lightweight-adjustable hood, Gore-Tex® tech performance

Terrex Swift 2-layer CPS mesh line jacket-breathable, waterproof and windproof

Adidas' second season out at OR offered up want'ems in the high end Terrex and the Terrex Swift-for fast pace adventures...both made out of high performance textiles-  Gore-Tex® Performance Shell, Cocona, Climaproof® Wind, Formotion™ -four way stretch and Windstopper® Active Shells----

AND the Hiking/Trekking apparel that works for on the mountain, and off too...with performing Climalite® -a light soft fabric with superior moisture management and Climaproof® Storm-breathable, water and wind proof , Climawarm™ for thermal insulation, and Climaproof® Wind. At nice price points, imho.

Terrex Hybrid Soft Shell Vest-$115 w/ Windstopper® Active Shell-lightweight, packable, mesh line pockets

You go Grrrlll-Terrex Shorts, w/4 way stretch, Primaloft Vest-warmth& comfort, ripstop outer, 

Arms shaped like you move-adjustable hood-with four way motion-Hiking 2.5 Layer Hybrid Jacket-Climaproof® Storm  breathable, water and windproof $195-underarm ventilation zip, 

Bold colors and design flairs are well done---but more importantly, the performance of the pieces are exemplary and manufactured differently for men and women...

ED 2.5 Layer Jacket -Climaproof® Storm $175 -eco-100% recycled poly 

Anatomically different needs---resulting in apparel climate control zones- are tailored for optimum wind protection, moisture management, and breathability---via in-house, body mapping technology.
Supertrekking Softshell-stretchy, moisture wicking comfort-ventilation zips and 4-way stretch $130

Hiking Hooded 1Side Fleece Jacket, thumb-loops, Climawarm™-thermal insulation $85

Gore-Tx® Pro Shell-top of the line wind/waterproof, lightweight, ventilation zips-rugged and durable-@$595-it better be- ha ha.

Formation™ comfort&performance, 

Adjustable Helmet compatible hood

Terrex Gore-Tex® Active Shell Jacket $395

adjustable, helmut compatible hood/reflective details

Body mapping-mixed textiles-windproof where you need it-and stretch

Terrex Swift Soft Shell Jacket

Magnetic Closure

Supertrekking Wind/Warm Jacket for women-with Climaproof® Wind& Primaloft® Sport-warm even when wet $180

Terrex Swift $75-Cocona (activated charcoal performance fabric) Fleece Jacket-w/ UV 50+

Lifestyle in appearance-these separates made from performing textiles that perform more than just covering up.
$60-W Hiking Check Shirt made from Climalite®

In snazzy colors, prints---any of these moisture wicking, soft feel---made of poly that dries fast -making these ideal travel items.

Polos-have UPF+50 protection.
$35-Hiking Polo
ED Check Shirt-in right...yarn dyed checks, made from Climalite®-soft, moisture wicking-sleeve tabs for turned -up swagger $70.

Hiking Top $40-Climalite®-built in shelf bra

Capris-great for climbing

Adjustable waist

Built in shelf bra-mesh top

Hiking Polo-$35

Adidas footwear are designed for water sports...having fun in a kayak, on a boat, or multi-terrain hiking/trekking jaunts.
this climacool Boat SL is a ligth, flexible slip-on-with upper mesh Climacool® mesh/midsole drains for quick drying, Traxion® outsoles that grip/drain when wet

Neat street shoe look $60

Terrex Fast R -Traxion® featuring Continental Rubber for superior grip

channel vents, molded tongue of approach shoes-Ortholite® sockliner that is climate control for your feet 

Terrex Fast R Mid GTX $195- motion control and comfort  with outdoor specific midsole  Formotion™ unit.

outsole-unique barefoot -support natural motion

Collapsible heel-moulded EVA sockliner=comfort

Hydroterra Shandal -

Airmesh upper, speed lace construction for fast and snug fit

Water Grip outsole for traction

Jawpaw II -tough slip-on water shoe open mesh nylon upper, toe protection, midsole of adidas drainage system, 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


DJ QUESTLOVE if the Roots

In our inbox...

Admit it-this is the new Dockers® for sure-a brand that has gone waaayyyy beyond casual Fridays---into a cool lifestyle division of Levi'szzr, the parent company.

We missed the preview last week...but got the scoop.

For men-Khakis-are casual and dressy enough for work (with blue jeans comfort though)

We like the fit here---slimmish-cuts  for American styles---very handsome. But no worries...ultra slim all the way to relaxed are available.

The Alpha Khaki-a blue jean/chino hybrid carry-over from Fall...will be available in Spring -in a lot of colors, and patterns in camo and plaid.

Ultimate Chino pants on him

SF Khaki on him, on her-best selling Metro Wide Leg-channeling Katherine Hepburn

Women's-Dockers®---take a page from the guys-classic menswear style-fit for a  gal with tapered seams, feminine lines...nice.