A few weeks back, I talked about the vests you can find this season at the Gap. They’re good looking for sure. When I told my older brother about them, he quickly shot me a link to an item he had just purchased: a vintage 80s North Face down vest. It’s like we were operating on the same mental wavelength without knowledge. This happens quite often actually. I’ll get an email from the brother regarding either an item, a business idea, a project, etc. corresponding exactly to what I was just thinking.
Back to the vintage, now. Through a little searching last night, and an eagerness to trump my bro, I came across the old Denver-born Frostline Kits. While I was only able to track down a handful of products by said brand, their vintage ads alone are worth a look. While owning a new down vest, say, from the Gap, I would much rather sport one from years gone by. Personally, I just think “worn in” is a better look than shiny and new. For instance, I’d rather putt around in a Scout International or Defender 90 than look like a fool (personal opinion) in a Smartcar or Prius. My carbon footprint is size 8.5. And it leaves a Sperry print.
(Images from Blurb)