Thursday, January 28, 2016

OLD SCHOOL STYLE/NEW SCHOOL FABRICS-Knits

Part 8

Knitwear apparel for the outdoors often combines natural and synthetic fibers-as well as just the 'plain ole' wool...for high performance pursuits. Insulating, anti-odor, warm when wet, and quick drying properties are natural...and then some.
New-using the same visuals- vintage patterns- of Scandic and traditional designs in sleeker silhouettes made from tech fibers-  that are ideal for layering.



From Pendleton...

AVALANCHE-fitted WARMLUX turtleneck has fitted silhouette...flat seam construction and thumbholes for the closest fit. Made of polyester/spandex.
Primo sustainable wool from Fjällräven's own farm...OVIK wool knit sweaters in Swedish folk heritage patterns for men and women...hem, sleeves, neckline with rolled edges.


Fjällräven-is not patterned Cap Wool fabrication but has a very interesting texture...full length zip sweater/jacket hybrid is like a 2L...almost...with moisture wicking interior...insulating exterior...
knit lining...


Hand knits from NEPAL-Lost Horizons...had beautiful traditionally patterned,  sweaters and accessories -made by native women paid fair wages.




LEATHER:

Rare to see leather outerwear in the outdoors...

NOBIS took two of its best selling styles and showed them off in metallic distressed leathery fabulousness. Serious warmth with a big helping of fashion style.
NOBIS-the burly 10mm windproof/waterproof rated Cartel Men's Bomber jacket-currently available...gets a leathery almost crackled textured- exterior (left). Handsome details-trench style chest flaps with hidden zipper pocket under left flap, removable hood, heavy ribbed waistband and cuffs with thumbholes, 2 way zipper, storm flap with magnetic closures,  premium Canadian origin white goose down, hand warmer pockets are fleece lined...