Cap Off The Chill

 

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With temperatures dropping, a toasty little beenie will warm things right up. It’s said we lose half our body heat through our head, so put a lid on it with one of these bright and colorful knit caps. In town, on the slopes, at the lodge, or by the fire, these cheerful hats will have you smiling through the cold.

ROW 1: HELLY HANSEN SKAGEN STRIPE WOOL BLEND BEANIE $30; THE NORTH FACE SKI TUKE $40; PAUL SMITH RIB-KNIT POM POM HAT $125; ROW 2: MONCLER BASKETWEAVE KNIT BEANIE $170; EUGENIA KIM MAGRITTE ALPACA BEENIE $215; BURTON DREAMCATCHER BEANIE $34.95; ROW 3: WOMMELSDORFF FEI CASHMERE BEANIE $320; DAKINE COLLEEN BEANIE $20; POLO KNIT BEANIE $48; ROW 4: PATAGONIA POWDER TOWN BEANIE $39ADIDAS XLT BALLIE HAT $26MARMOT DENICE FLEECE LINED HAT $30

 

The Perfect Parka

 

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It’s the must have coat of the season. The fur trimmed parka is everywhere from outdoor and designer brands alike. Warm and rugged, with the added chic and functional flair of a fur trimmed collar and hood, these jackets are made to take on the cold with style. Available in bomber and longer cuts, in great fall colors like military greens, earthy browns, vibrant oranges and even city blacks, check out our favorites for the season!

ROW 1: BURTON SNOWBOARD BARGE JACKET $219.95. Mountain ready but street smart, this long quilted parka is water-repellent and warm, featuring full length breathable insulation and faux fur trim at the hood. High hand warmer pockets, water-resistant zippers, brushed tricot lining are added bonuses along with an internal media pocket and headphone cable port. CANADA GOOSE CHILLIWACK BOMBER $595. Developed as a nod to post-war bush pilots in Canada’s north, the Chilliwack Bomber provides the durability, warmth and mobility these pilots needed working on Arctic runways. The Chilliwack is one of hot brand Canada Goose’s most popular jackets and is available in host of colors for both men and women. FJALLRAVEN SAREK WINTER JACKET $425. This lightly insulated jacket has that classic long cut trekking style for rural or urban excursions. It features tough G-1000 coating for reliable protection against water, wind, and snow and is torso lined with a high-loft mesh for breathable warmth.

ROW 2: MONCLER ARRIOUS FUR TRIMMED PARKA $2065. This season, Moncler takes on the classic parka with the Arrious. Made with lightweight khaki-green twill, it features a quilted down lining, detachable racoon-fur hood trim, and chic pleated back. ALPHA INDUSTRIES N-3B W PARKA $180. The original snorkel jacket, the N-3B was first produced in the early 1950’s for USAF air crews assigned to transport troops in extremely cold climates. Now available for women too, the N-3B features a water resistant nylon shell with a warm poly-filled orange lining, full-length storm flap and adjustable fur lined hood. JOE FRESH LIMITED EDITION EXPEDITION PARKA $349. Joe Fresh has created a special collection of premium, down filled parkas this season ready to take winter on. Water-resistant with a detachable interior faux fur lining and hood, this parka provides protection from the elements with a whole lot of style.

ROW 3: WOOLRICH WHITE COLLECTION PATROL DOWN SHORT PARKA $395. The White Collection is a more modern interpretation of this iconic American brand. This arctic parka is fully insulated with premium warmth-trapping goose down and features a two-way concealed zipper and storm flap to keep the cold out. The shell is waterproof and breathable, and the hood features a Woolrich Mill wool lining and adjustable drawcord with a removable real coyote fur ruff. SAM CABIN PARKA $695. Tough enough for the woods, but with chic city style, this fab parka is just one of many we love from SAM! Crafted from a fine Egyptian cotton twill, it is wax coated with a triple layer wind and water repellent, and features a raccoon trimmed hood, buffalo plaid lining, 3M thinsulate padding, and adjustable drawstring waist and hem. RALPH LAUREN RLX HOODED DOWN PARKA $695. This super-warm hunter orange parka features an oversized hood with detachable faux-fur trim, cinch drawcord waist, and mockneck with a soft interior fleece lining. Details also include multiple oversized fleece-lined zip and snap-flap pockets for functional style.

 

The Rucksack

 

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The traditionally rugged canvas rucksack first became popular with hikers in the Swiss Alps in the 1930’s. It has made its way down the mountain and become the perfect hands-free carry all to transport laptops, gym clothes, a sweater, jacket, book or any other extra items one might want handy during the day. Both utilitarian and stylish, the modern version of the classic rucksack is constructed from a combination of durable canvas and bright nylons, still distinguished by its elegant leather straps, buckles, and other useful stash-and-go details. So whether trekking though the great outdoors or cruising city streets, here are our picks for the 9 perfect sacks to pack.

ROW 1: JANSPORT ADOBE $75. Inspired by the classic rucksack design and showcasing the original JanSport woven label from 1967, this rugged nylon pack features such modern necessities as a 15″ padded laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve and padded shoulder straps, along with a double hook flap front, multiple exterior zip pouch and side snap-button pockets. L.L.BEAN WAXED COTTON CONTINENTAL RUCKSACK $149. Inspired by their own heritage and first introduced in 1930, this leather and weather-repellent waxed canvas rucksack has the vintage feel of the original along with modern comfort features. Synthetic shearling shoulder straps wick moisture away from skin and cushion heavy loads. ARCHIVAL COTTON DUCK RUCKSACK $230. A modern interpretation of the traditional, this pack is distinguished by its slim profile and simple design, and constructed from sturdy, water-resistant #8 cotton duck.

ROW 2: BROOKS PICKWICK DAY PACK $250. From noted english cycling brand Brooks, the Pickwick is versatile canvas roll-top backpack whose elegant design compliments the refined style of the urban rider. Available in 5 colors, and made from water-resistant treated European canvas, the Pickwick features a handy bottom zip pocket, perfect for storing a small U-lock, and a second pocket on rear of the bag. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. LITTLE AMERICA $85. With its mountaineer-inspired design and roomy storage options, this canary yellow rucksack is a stylish partner on rugged hikes or city treks. It features ventilated air mesh back padding and contoured shoulder straps; a fully lined and padded fleece 15″ laptop sleeve; main compartment cinch top closure and magnetic strap closures; and a front pocket with hidden zipper and key clip. DAKINE PULSE 18L $85. This camo pack with its neon orange rucksack buckles features a fleece lined padded tablet sleeve, U-lock and water bottle pocket, and a host of other handy compartments.

ROW 3: POLER ROLLTOP KHAKI $70. This stylish take on the classic roll top features room for a laptop, change of clothes, and even lunch, with an added front zip pocket for extra essentials. Multiple compression straps keep everything snug and enhance the design, while allowing for additional external transport options.  MASTER-PIECE OVER SUEDE-TRIMMED NYLON BACKPACK $315. Japanese design meets classic American style in this fun interpretation of the classic rucksack. Sturdy and practical, this green nylon pack features a top handle, brown suede trims, and multiple zip side pockets, front and top pockets, along with adjustable padded straps and padded back. BURTON SNOWBOARDS CANYON PACK $64.95. Heritage style with organizational convenience, this versatile pack offers internal, external, and laptop pockets, and mixes street style with mountain functionality. Made from bright and rugged ripstop nylon, and combined with genuine leather bottom and details, this pack is guaranteed hip and sturdy, as all Burton bags are backed by a lifetime warranty.

 

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

 

 

THE STYLE OF SPORT HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE CONTINUES WITH FUN IDEAS FOR ALL THE SKIERS, SNOWBOARDERS, SNOWSHOERS AND SNOW LOVERS IN YOUR LIFE!

 

Clockwise top left: KASK SKI HELMET. The Elite Man shown above is one of 4 gorgeous Kask ski helmets that feature an integrated anti-fog and anti-scratch visor goggle that hinges up for convenience with style. $499.95

THE NORTH FACE WOMENS VILLAGE NUPSTE VEST. From the official Villagewear Collection to be worn by the US Freeskiing Team this February at the Winter Olympics, is this star studded warm, lightweight, and highly compressible 700-fill goose down vest. Support Team USA and check out all the other great red, white, blue, stars and stripes in this limited edition collection. $160

BURTON SNOWBOARDS LIP-STICK RESTRICTED. “Push It Real Good” on this Salt-n-Pepa adorned snowboard designed to have you dancin’ on the slopes. Frostbite Edges grip the iciest of ice, and a scoop nose and tail keeps it free flowin’ in the soft stuff. $479.95

SWEATY BETTY ALBERS SEEMLESS LEGGINGS. You’ll be eager to strip down by the fire and reveal these work-of-art base layer leggings with their Bauhaus-inspired design. Seamlessly engineered in soft sweat-wicking fabric, they are double cable-knitted for better opacity and feature a waistband that can be folded over or worn high for added warmth. $95 Read More

 

Burton x Filson

 
FILSON X BURTON SENTRY SNOWBOARD JACKET & SQUIRE SNOWBOARD JACKET

 

Two of our favorite and most prominent outdoor brands, Burton and Filson, have just launched a small Burton x Filson capsule collection that brings their two worlds, and seemingly opposite ends of the outdoor spectrum, together. Filson, founded in 1897, is a company rich in tradition, with a long history as manufacturers of quality upscale hunting and fishing apparel. Associated with an older and more staid customer, Filson is not the first company that would come to mind to collaborate with Burton Snowboards and those crazy snowboard shreddin’ kids. Burton Snowboards has grown up, however, and its riders matured. With the company’s 40th birthday not too far off, the respect for its elders is apparent in this and other recent collaborations with long established heritage brands, such as Redwing Shoes and Manitobah Mukluks. In turn, these heritage brands understand the tradition of high quality functional sportswear Burton has been creating since 1977, and the value of partnering with a brand that has such extreme customer loyalty.

The collection features 4 pieces — 3 jackets and 1 pair of pants — for men only (sorry ladies!) and marries the signature fabrics for which Filson is famous with Burton’s experience in creating highly functional snowboard outerwear. The Sentry Jacket, shown above, uses Filson’s Tin Cloth, a weather repellent oilcloth originally created in the early 1900’s and designed for the Pacific Northwest’s exploding timber industry. The Squire Jacket utilizes a combo of Filson’s rugged Mackinaw Wool and durable wax-soaked cotton Shelter Cloth. With these fabrics, Burton has added its own signature detailing designed for the snowboarder, such as drop-tail styling, vents and powder skirts, and hidden sound and goggle pockets… marrying tech with timeless style.

While at first it seems that Burton and Filson couldn’t be more different, this collaboration actually shows how similar these two companies really are, both as sportswear and as lifestyle brands. Both have a reputation for creating sport apparel that works, designed with the kind of style that is wearable anyplace and anytime, and appeals to all sorts of customers, whether they participate in the sport for which they were designed or not.

 

Heritage Collections

 

 

ROW 1: L.L.BEAN “SIGNATURE” WAXED CANVAS MAINE HUNTING BOOT (16″ in store November); TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION POCKET SWEATSHIRTJANSPORT SKI AND HIKE BACKPACK; ROW 2: BURTON HARDWICK DUFFLEBEST MADE SHOP, TRIBECA, NY; ROW 3: EASTLAND WOMENS YARMOUTH USA CAMP MOCAD FOR NEW G.H.BASS WEEJUNSBURTON ROVER RESTRICTED SNOWBOARD BOOT COLLABORATION WITH DIEMME FOOTWEAR 

 

For the upcoming change of season, we are seeing a return to the brands of our youth and a nostalgia for the sportswear with which we grew up. Companies like L.L.Bean, founded in 1912; Woolrich, family run since 1830; and Eastland Shoes, in business since 1955, all represent American made quality and craftsmanship which have become increasingly popular in today’s marketplace. Jansport and Burton Snowboards, among others, have created “heritage” collections, returning to the original designs and even logos of their early days.

These companies have a loyal following among the generation that was raised wearing their apparel. They have found a new generation of customers, however, by partnering with contemporary designers and updating their looks, while remaining true to the essence of the brand. Designer Todd Snyder has collaborated with Champion, established in 1919, to launch a men’s sportswear line for Fall 2013 entitled “City Gym”. The collection is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. G.H.Bass is soon debuting a new campaign which pays tribute to the Weejun Penny Loafer. L.L.Bean’s “Signature” collection, consists of the tried and true classics but cut slimmer for a younger urban customer. And Sperry Topsider has been revitalized by the fun and colorful reinvention of its classic boat shoe, first released in 1935.

Finally we have new companies like Topo Designs and Best Made Company, re-creating retro sporting gear and apparel, inspired by camping, fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports in their early lo-tech days. What’s old is new again, or even better, doesn’t age. These classics, old and new, are iconic pieces of American sportswear, as stylish today as when they were when first worn.

 

Fun & Colorful Spring Backpacks!

 

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As Gym Bags, Beach Bags, Laptops and Extras Bags, the Backpack is the way to go, especially when there are so many bright, colorful and fun ones to choose from this season! 

ROW 1: DAKINE GROM BACKPACK $34.95HERSCHEL SETTLEMENT YOUTH $49.99BURTON METALHEAD PACK$49.99; ROW 2: TOPO DESIGNS ROLLTOP $198; PATAGONIA REFUGIO PACK $85; ROXY MUSING BACKPACK $40; ROW 3: MARC BY MARC JACOBS DOMO ARIGATO PACKRAT $198BEST MADE COMPANY ALPINE RUCKSACK $398; THE NORTH FACE JESTER $65

 

 

Jeff Curtes: 20 Years Of Snowboard Photography

 

 
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THIS YEAR Jeff Curtes, Burton Snowboards’ primary lensman, marks his 20th year as a professional snowboard photographer. He calls himself a snowboarder first, a photographer second, and his pictures give an insiders view into the life of the professional snowboarder both on and off the mountain.

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