- Walking trousers as casual trousers
Red trousers? I don’t want to look like my Grandad! Just need a tattersall shirt and a ‘worn leather piping’ schoffel gilet.Posted 3 years ago
Another look certain family members go for is Rohans with shirt tucked in plus fleece. What I do like are heavy canvas trousers for casual, my best ones are from NZ – Cactus wear.
Utterly bomb proof.lemonysamMember
Ideal for walking, climbing, the office, and making new friends.
I climb in E9 trousers. Those are pretty tame compared to some they’ve done over the years. Brightly coloured climbing troos are great though.
edit: on a side note, I’m pretty sure those particular ones are intended as a pisstake of the “I’ve been to the alps you know?” two tone style a la OP.Posted 3 years agopeterfileMember
OP do you wear velcro shoes?
A number of years ago I was visiting my gran in the middle of winter and had just picked up some new shoes on the way there. They were leather soled and so I decided to give the soles a good scuffing on my gran’s rough slabs in her garden.
My gran was looking at me like I was crazy, but after I explained that I was trying to rough the soles so that they were less slippy on the pavement, she immediately headed upstairs to get something.
She reappeared with a shoe box and explained that she’d bought some shoes months ago that were on sale in InterSport but she found them too slippy because of the soles and could I please do the same to her shoes.
I opened the box and pulled out a pair of these:
Bless. She was puzzled when I asked when she took up 10 pin bowling!
Posted 3 years ago
Now look, there’s nothing wrong with these Rohans. They’re my Bags not my ridiculously short green Bags shorts. I have a smart (ish) polo shirt tucked in, not flapping in the breeze and I don’t wear velcro shoes. Haglofs Vertigo at the moment actually.
Of course walky, climby types have always embraced bizarre clothing combinations. Anyone remember duvet and jeans?Posted 3 years ago
Millets. That reminds me. I was standing around on the slopes getting some sun. A bloke sidled up and said “Ah British”. “How do you know?” I asked. “Millets” he responded, pointing to my new and very stylish Millet ski jacket. I muttered something like “Peasant” and left.Posted 3 years agocaptainsasquatchMember
I’m a bit less keen on the “works in Millets” look.
I read this thread and couldn’t work out where the negativity came from. this is it, isn’t it? Snobbery from the fact that you look down on Millets employees.
I have happily worn my 3/4 Endura Humvees around town without being pilloried.Posted 3 years ago
I would happily wear those trousers around town OP and not give a fig what people thought. I’d be more inclined to wear them knowing what people think of them now. 😈thestabiliserMember
Don’t be mean you lot. You’ll be sorry when they find him spontaneously combusted in front of his single bar electric fire and all that remains are his dentures and his tartan slippers. The air still thick with the smell of Wiltshire Farm Foods sausage and mash and the palpable yearning for human contact.Posted 3 years ago
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