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Vanity 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. . .
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!
My 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.
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.
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.
Asia Magriby of Meathead fame wears a very cute Oakley jacket with a nice matte/ shine effect for some Jay Peak spring après action.
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.
Gretchen Bleiler took 3rd in Women’s Halfpipe with style wearing pieces from her signature Oakley GB Collection.
Burton 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.)
Hannah Teter happy with 2nd place.