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  1. To me quality is based on fabric thread counts, stitches per inch and fit.

    I sell some pretty expensive stuff that's made in China and It is worth

    every penny. I think the stigma of Chinese made is definately fading.

    I alway think of those in the midwest and south who say not to be sending

    jobs overseas and they are the ones lining up at Wal-mart.

    Side note-- Just got some Fred Perry product in and It was made in

    United Arab Emirates who'd of thought?


  2. A few years back I went to a resteraunt called TANTRA.

    It's insane. Sod grass for the floor,Soft core on TVs,Hooka pipes w/flavored tobacco for

    desert.Every dish is supposed to be some sort of aphrodisiac.

    It doesn't come cheap though. oh yeah hot chicks everwhere.

    somewhere in S.Beach. The food was good.


  3. Kid-- My comment was to let you know that Gore comes in softshell your quote came off

    like you did'nt know that. Schoeller comes in many forms also in case you did'nt know.

    All gore-tex hardshells are'nt less breathable than all softshells. The newest softshells with

    their very fine weaves can be nearly as water resistant as hardshells. Hardshells are beneficial because of their weight and durability.

    I've lived at 10,000 feet for 17yrs and been in the outdoor industry for over 20yrs.

    and can walk to the lifts and backcountry from my front door.


  4. Softshells come in all kinds of Gore-texs also and yes it's the way to go.

    but if you think it's to stiff and not breathable then why would you recommend

    gore for the backcountry? 1st when in the backcountry you are more aerobic and

    2nd your moving a lot more so stiffness is bad right?

    Know what your talking about before posting for those who don't know and look to

    this board for the correct info.

    Peace or capice'


  5. DOOM---

    Gore-tex is a membrane usually laminated to a face fabric. If you are being very aerobic

    moisture can build up because it is not evaporating through the fabric faster than you are

    producing. that is why there are different types of gore. Windstopper is much more breathable and is good for aerobic applications. As for jackets appearing wet that is the face

    fabric which can and should be treated so water will bead off but you won't get wet because

    the gore will protect you under the face fabric. As for care you should only wash any water-

    proof jackets in powdered detergent because liquid soaps will clog the pores and inhibit the

    breathability and also hang dry. When treating the face fabric (rewaterproofing) use a product

    such as nikwax there are different types of products for use on particular face fabrics, read the

    labels. When you do retreat your jacket you may put it in the dryer to activate the coating and help it bond to the fabric but don't dry when just cleaning this will cause premature wear.


  6. warmest Arc'teryx jackets

    Fission series AR,Belay,LT and SV all are Gore-tex w/ Primaloft insulation same as in a synthetic sleeping bag.

    Easyrider model softshell with polatec thermalpro and powersheild.

    many others available but these are by far their warmest


  7. Hugely informative j thanks for taking the time. Do you know if anyone does make denim

    products by painting indigo on by brush? uneven coloring and a stiffer denim is something a lot of people might be interested in giving it that one of a kind appeal.


  8. Cut and Sew is an industry term.

    Items Come from a custom pattern Sewn to Spec.

    not the generic T-shirt manufactured by someone else then simply have a graphic applied

    to them and they consider themselves a "clothing" company.Cut and Sewn generally refers

    to Button-up and collared shirts not T-shirts unless that T is unique in cut/fit


  9. dnn--- This question about Gore-Tex has been asked many times on SF and the answer

    is both yes and no depending on application. The ratio of H20proof VS breathability is

    the best on the market hands down. there are many types of Gore-Tex also

    Windstopper,XCR and traditional Gore. If you live in a relatively dry climate such as myself

    (Colorado) It is'nt mandatory at all. the snow here has a relatively low moisture content. If

    you live in an area that has wetter snow or rain it will serve you best, but their are a lot of

    waterproof/breathable laminates that work great and almost all the top companies offer their

    own proprietary versions in addition to Gore (except Arc'teryx They only use Gore at this time) many of which are identical coming from companies such as Toray which allows these

    companies to give their own name to it. Do you want the best? I do! just in case that shitty

    day comes along and I don't want to be bummin. Better to be bombproof than cut a day on

    the hill short. The best days are usually when the weather is worst and everyone with their

    cheap shit have bailed. REMEMBER Gore-tex is not about warmth it will keep you dry and

    windproof only. there is very little insulation factor it's all about layering.


  10. Downwith--- I don't think the paul smith jacket is available online at this time or will be ever

    It is a limited edition item like all the MarkIIIX product none of which is even featured in their

    catalogs. BUT! I do have them ordered for the shop and hope to receive them in the next week or two I already have received some of the pants and a super dope wallet so I know they have started shipping. If you want e-mail me at [email protected] also if anyone is

    interested in arc'teryx drop me a line.


  11. C'mon people whats up with just neuterals? is it because most people here are in the city and

    they can't rock a little color in the cubicle? Colors can be timeless also and to me creativity is

    king. Don't get me wrong I own a lot of basics in black/brown etc but to limit your colorways

    like that just makes you blend into the urbancamo of citydom BLACKBLACKBROWNBLACK

    I definately am down on logos. Why pay a company to advertise for them? I can understand

    a small logo or branding that does'nt overpower the piece but whats up with people lovin the

    brand huge on their T-shirt? Let's Here it?


  12. C'mon people whats up with just neuterals? is it because most people here are in the city and

    they can't rock a little color in the cubicle? Colors can be timeless also and to me creativity is

    king. Don't get me wrong I own a lot of basics in black/brown etc but to limit your colorways

    like that just makes you blend into the urbancamo of citydom BLACKBLACKBROWNBLACK

    I definately am down on logos. Why pay a company to advertise for them? I can understand

    a small logo or branding that does'nt overpower the piece but whats up with people lovin the

    brand huge on their T-shirt? Let's Here it?


  13. Check out the Marin Alps series they are sweet for the price and light I'm sure there is a dealer in NY. These are geared bikes though, if you want a single speed mtn bike usually you

    will have to put road tires on them which is not too expensive. For these models check out

    Surly,Kona and Independent Fabrications all of these manufacturers make nice single speed

    mtn bikes and have different price points. as for which shop to go to I have no clue but you

    can check their websites and they will have dealer locations.


  14. When I say cotton kills I'm refering to the fact that it does'nt dry quick enough and keeps your core body temp low. If you want to stay warm on the brutal days the 3 points that

    regulate your body temp are the wrist,armpit and neck when each of these get cold your

    blood rushes closer to your body core to protect organs. most important a Hat, majority

    of all body heat is lost through your head.


  15. A Shell is just that. there is no redeeming insulation factor when buying one. But a shell is going to be the most vesatile jacket in your arsenal, It's all about creating micro-climates

    for the coldest ass day you start with 1-Baselayer these come in three weights generally-light,

    medium and expedition preferably synthetic wicking materials for natural fibers wool works best (Icebreaker,Ibex) Layer 2- This is your main insulating layer if using fleece these come

    in many weights micro to heavy thermal also windstopper gore-tex pieces work well for this

    because it is thin and keeps you warm because it traps body heat and breathes slower than a

    fleece piece lastly your shell you want windproof waterproof and breathable it does'nt have to be gore-tex but it has the best waterproof to breathability ratios.

    two more things- if you own a jacket that has a zip in fleece in it don't keep them zipped together the zipper will block the air flow hindering the micro-climate it is warmer to have two

    separate layers. lastly Cotton Kills don't use it when warmth counts and your being active.


  16. I like victorinox,Fred Perry,Theory and for dressier stuff I keep an open mind If it's cool

    and fits I'll buy it. Daily outfits are generally surf/skate stuff I grew up wearin but newer

    companies like RVCA, ellwood also activewear brands like Prana, Mtn Hardwear and of

    course arc'teryx

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