Skiing looked better in the 80s

Published 26/12/2019
By: xxx Published: d/m/Y

But that doesn’t mean you cannot steal the style and make it 2020.

I am a skier since the age of 3. I’ve lived a skiers lifestyle until I was 19 years old and then I quit cold turkey. It took me 5 years to come back to the mountain but now I am there to stay.

Although my main focus used to be hunting those vertical meters every day and now I am more about getting down to the après ski before everyone else does.

The two occupations demands different types of clothes. And let’s just say I am more about the second version and not only because it contains Aperol Spritz.

Photo: Slim Aarons

The 80s Overalls

I am gonna make a case for vintage clothing ever when it comes to skiing equipment (although today’s carving skis are way better so this applies only to clothing unfortunately).

Shocker, right? Not exactly. But that Slim Aarons ski look is hard to do with Gore-Tex.

Overalls, vintage
Furry boots, Dior

As I said, Gore-Tex might be good for the wind, but vintage is better for your look.

Also, skiing is the perfect excuse to wear sunglasses even though there is no sun at all. Trust me on this.

Jacket and trousers, vintage
Sunglasses, Tom Ford

Hi, is this the way to the Aperol bar?

Hunting for the perfect vintage ski look can be tough job though. You have to be willing to pay an afoul lot of fitting room hours. However, if you should fail and your planned ski trip is approaching, fear not.

The Gore-Tex of the last century was heavy wool knits. Did they freeze? I don’t know for sure. But I do know it’s not a bad idea to add a vest to the equation.

Vest, Peak
Knit, vintage
Bag, Jacquemus
Sunglasses, Céline

As for accessories

I am a strong believer in accessories and especially on the mountain. Bum bags and fur hats are in their right habitat here, people.

Ski pants, vintage
Turtleneck, JW Anderson x Uniqlo
Bum bag, ATP Atelier
Fur hat, vintage

Published 26/12/2019

Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.

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