Sunday, July 19, 2015

PRINTS: PLAID Outdoor Performance Gear/Wear 2015 Part 1

Prints are becoming more common in outdoor clothing...bold abstracts, nature inspired or heritage patterns like plaid...there's a lot of each- for the next season.

Camo----THE dominant print=written up in a separate post. Pictured: Eco-Vessel Timax™ Triple Insulated Kids Stainless Steel container with screw cap-$22.95
New dyes and digital imagery print techniques added a lot of visuals to this year's mix---and it will be interesting to see how consumers incorporate these 'statement' clothing pieces--- with the more neutral colored items -they already addition to easy to wear as wardrobe accents-accessories.

Technical attributes of outdoor gear/wear might be the most important decision making requirement for outdoors' types-but how it looks-def. right up there too-with so many choices.

Some Highlights:


From collection of 21 prints for women-in backpacks and lifestyle- everyday haulers. Pictured Sedona print....cotton canvas+polyester spun-and vinyl trim affordable styles from satchels, to  cross body-to wallet size.

Filson-buffalo plaid style weather tough classic 6 panel cap style-in warm+water repelling plaid wool -adjustable at back, pre-curved bill for added protection
Jac Shirt $175 all cotton 2 flap pockets+2 hand warmer pockets, button adjustable cuffs, machine washable (Filson)

Filson-Insulated Jac shirt

FILSON-water repellent MACKINAW Wool Vest Alaskan Fit vest is so handsome- functional -wear fly-fishing...dress it up with a bowtie for parties. 100% virgin wool from the USA-made in the USA $135 w/ chest utility pocket, slotted utility pocket, 2 hand warmer pockets, button front closure
Black Diamond makes top line outdoor Alpine, Ski and Climbing performance items---including this men's L/S Stretch Technical Shirt $89-cotton -poly-elastane blend with 2 gusseted climbing specific underarm panels, 2 front pockets, shaped front+back hem----versatile piece wear anywhere, imo

Toad&Co. men's Watchdog moisture wicking warmth 100% poly is super soft, 2 patch pockets with button flap, bias cut back yoke and bonus points-fabric from bluesign® system partner $109-pictured in Brown Madder

The ROARK Revival -Nordsman Flannel L/S Shirt-poly wool, contrast collar, 2 button front pockets,  and leather patch detail

 Stormy Kromer Button Up ($44.99) wool/nylon blend, 100% cotton flannel lining, Made in the USA

ICEBREAKER-Merino wool woven...women's L/S to tuck in or layer over top=naturally breathable, UV protection, and odor eater
Wrangler®-L/S Plaid...Retro® collection what's old is new again! Spread collar l/s-vintage yokes, decorative stitching, and snap front pockets-contemporary take on retro priced on sale $37.59-$46.99

Wrangler Rock 47 plaid l/s -slimmer fit long sleeve spread collar, snap cuffs,  and closures-99% cotton /1% Spandex $56.99
model backstage during NY Fashion Week A/W 2015...yes more of  what's old is new again...plaid flannel l/s been around forever it seems...a classic. Bonus points-a  RAMONES fan

PART TWO: Prints-Bold, Abstract, Ethnic and Nature