Tag Archives: Plaid

Photography: Capa in Color

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vanity fair magazine january 2014 robert caps ski photographer color exhibit new york cityVanity Fair, January 2014:  Best remembered for his stirring black-and-white images of 20th-century conflict, photographer Robert Capa also captured color pictures of postwar leisure in the mountains of Zermatt, Switzerland; Zürs, Austria; and other international ski resorts.  From the stormy beaches of Normandy on D-day to the tranquil mountaintops of the Swiss Alps, Capa’s lens captured it all.  All photos:  Robert Capa

Post-war, renowned photo journalist Robert Capa turned his lens to luxury ski resorts of Europe.  The International Center of Photography hosts an exhibit of Capa’s rich color images from January through May of 2014.

For me, this is reason enough to make an excursion to the city.  Hopefully sooner rather than later. . .

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Flannel: Mid-Layer

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I am currently in a flannel phase.  But who isn’t, really?  Either because of, or as a fortunate coincidence, there has not been a better selection of flannel shirts readily available since the 1990s grunge wave. From affordable choices at trend-driven fashion retailers such as Uniqlo and American Eagle to premium offerings from heritage outfitters such as Filson and Penfield, there are many fine options in the mid-range from outdoor sport brands.

Bored with tech-y styling and challenged to find lightweight mid-layers, I am on a mission to find options — the flannel shirt could be a solution.  Certainly, this dressing approach is nothing new to much of the snow-sliding population, but for many it falls way outside the realm of acceptable performance layering.  For me, I will chance the “no cotton” rule in appropriate conditions!

patagonia womens fjord flannel shirt 2013My personal favorite by far is Patagonia’s Fjord Flannel.  High quality, not too heavy, not too light, crazy soft, nicely tailored for wearing hem-out and enough sizes available to fit just right.  Women’s Fjord Flannel shown here, check Patagonia for the Men’s Fjord Flannel.

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stio-collectionStio’s Junction Flannel Shirt for men comes in rich plaids; the women’s Willow Flannel Shirt collection presents a clean, happy look with white running through all colorways.

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Dakine offers a performance flannel shirt of polyester with a brushed cotton-hand feel – truly more appropriate for snowsport layering than cotton.   Cypress blue check for women, Oakridge traditional buffalo plaid for men.

macky young nosedive stowe vermont spring photo wally youngFlannel transitions to an outer layer in spring.  Macky Young extending the season with a May 2011 run down Stowe’s Nosedive.   Photo:  Wally Young

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Austrian Ski Coach with Race Gates

vintage ski race coach austriaPhoto:  Foto-Bumenthal, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

This photo truly gives perspective to what ski race gates used to be!

Watch modern hinged gates in use at the World Cup technical races this weekend: the ladies are at Ofterschwang, Germany and the men at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

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Asia Magriby: Jay Peak, Vermont

03318©anapolitano2012Asia Magriby of Meathead fame wears a very cute Oakley jacket with a nice matte/ shine effect for some Jay Peak spring après action.

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There’s Always Snow in Stowe

0514©wyoung2011Flannel is all Macky Young needs for a super-late (May 14th!) spring run down Nosedive.  Photo:  Wally Young

mauer_alwayssnowVintage Poster:  Sascha Maurer, c.1950

From Swann Galleries:  One of the earliest appearances of the famous Stowe “S,” a logo which Maurer designed and which is still ubiquitously used in the Vermont town through the present day.

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Tomboy Style

040951©anapolitano2011Post title with all due respect to Tomboy Style.

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On the Snow: Stratton

032720©anapolitano2011Classic plaid.  Patagonia designed by Maria Preteur-Huang.

032540©anapolitano2011Full Burton ensemble.  Execution of distressed denim print for technical outerwear pants is remarkable, more to follow.

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US Open Snowboarding Championships

031272©anapolitano2011Gretchen Bleiler took 3rd in Women’s Halfpipe with style wearing pieces from her signature Oakley GB Collection.

031274©anapolitano2011Burton did a pretty fantastic job with the tie-dye event jackets.  Tricia Byrnes does a fantastic job at everything she does, which is a lot, including winning this shindig when she was 17!  (I’m coveting her stack of old-school lift tickets from Mt. Baker.)

031273©anapolitano2011Soko Yamaoka of Japan finished 4th in winning pants.

031277©anapolitano2011Hannah Teter happy with 2nd place.

031275©anapolitano2011x031276©anapolitano2011Burton’s JG, always the innovator, with his latest board design.  Nug:  Cultivated by JG and Friends

031281©anapolitano2011x031287©anapolitano2011x031280©anapolitano2011x031282©anapolitano2011Love this super-clean anorak.

031283©anapolitano2011x031284©anapolitano2011x031289©anapolitano2011Nike Snowboarding vest-over-jacket combo.  Starting to see more vests as outerwear. . .

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