The Humble Anorak.....

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Dudleydoright, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. H.Johnson

    H.Johnson One Too Many

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    I hate digital cameras. With a passion. I don't know what has come over me, but I came across this Belstaff Dalesman the other day while having a sort-out and thought I would post a picture, simply because for me, in spite of all its faults, it is a very nice anorak. Sentimental old sod...
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  2. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

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    Thanks for grasping the digital nettle, Mr J. It is a nice anorak.

    Speedbird, there's been a huge revival of the mountain parka type of jacket (like your top one) in Japan. The North Face ones - certainly anoraks, but... 'umble? I like your navy Swedish one - it's inspired me to tinker with a couple of them.
     
  3. Speedbird

    Speedbird A-List Customer

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    'umble not me gov!

    The North Face i never considered anything other than hyperbole - but the Japanese store one does tick some boxes ... it certainly has the flavour if not the age....
     
  4. nobodyspecial

    nobodyspecial Practically Family

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    Although the North Face today is mostly a fashion company, it it's heyday the North Face made top shelf gear and clothing.

    I've noticed the mountain parka revival, most notably in Japan, via various blogs. It seems these are now all the rage with the urban hipster crowd. Many of the blogs seem to be frustrated that firms are making classic items for the Japanese market, but not for the western markets. For example, Sierra Designs in Japan is selling their classic mountain parka with a Pendelton wool lining, Danner makes a classic hiking boot (no gore tex) but again only for Japan.
     
  5. Speedbird

    Speedbird A-List Customer

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    "I think I am turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so!"

    More and more I want to live in Japan! There's an outside chance I might be be 'fashionable' .... lol
     
  6. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

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    When I was last down Portobello hunting for anoraks, one seller told me that he hardly ever saw the pullover kind because they were all being bought by... the Japanese. I suppose that means we'll all have to wait for the Toys McCoys recreation of the Cadet Windproof at £750 a go. Bet it'll be nice, too!
     
  7. nobodyspecial

    nobodyspecial Practically Family

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    Joe Brown is still around (at least his shop is still around).
    http://www.joe-brown.com/
     
  8. nobodyspecial

    nobodyspecial Practically Family

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    The North Face anorak looks like a re-release of a model from the early 80's, I've got one in my basement gathering dust.

    As far as the Japanese buying up anoraks and mountain parkas, here's a piece on that; modern, made in the USA and sold in Japan.
    http://www.inventorymagazine.com/updates/?p=12041
     
  9. Dudleydoright

    Dudleydoright A-List Customer

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    Anoraks for sale

    Did an inventory of my cold weather clothing and anoraks. I have WAY too many to ever get use out of them all where I now reside so I'm thinking of selling three of my ventile and a few non ventile anoraks and jackets.

    PM me if you have serious interest rather than photo hunters.

    Dave
     
  10. H.Johnson

    H.Johnson One Too Many

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    A very different Joe Brown, I'm afraid. The aforesaid is a legendary rock climber who I had the pleasure of meeting on a number of occasions and watching him 'first' some terrifying gritstone pitches. See
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Brown_(climber)

    The latter is a trendy clothes shop...

    Belstaff, of course, offered another 'climbing name' anorak in the shape of the 'Chris Bonington' - more of a cagoule, really...

     
  11. H.Johnson

    H.Johnson One Too Many

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    They're too late - I beat them to it...

     
  12. Chainsaw

    Chainsaw Suspended

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    Here's what they're supposed to look like.

    http://www.sealharvest.ca/product/frame.html

    I have an address just for the seal pelts, If anyones interested. The prices are fantastic this year! It would even be reasonable to have furniture made, as the prces are cheaper than leather right now.
     
  13. Creeping Past

    Creeping Past One Too Many

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    I'm sore tempted for next winter.
     
  14. Methuselah

    Methuselah One of the Regulars

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  15. Creeping Past

    Creeping Past One Too Many

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    I just looked further. Seal pizza? :eek:

    Would it be possible to get the pelts de-furred, I wonder? Not a great fashion statement, but the anoraks I was thinking of seem to be more skin than full pelts.
     
  16. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    German 1930's Anorak by "Sport Schuster - Munich" in unworn condition.
    A holy grail of sorts and size 52 (US 42), too!

    Zippers with DRP (German Reich Patent) - Zipp markings.
    Brown corozo buttons.
    Brass casings for the drawstring.
    Crotch-strap for intense weather.
    Ingenious buckles for adjusting the wrist-straps.

    Various types of these civilian Anoraks were also worn by German mountain-troops in WW2.


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  17. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    That's fantastic! Congrats!
     
  18. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice! Thanks for posting :)
     
  19. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks! The perfect item for the Bavarian mountains! ;)
     
  20. Heeresbergführer

    Heeresbergführer Familiar Face

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    Grüß Di' Fastuni,

    Drei mal Horrido! Outstanding find in such condition. It would look lovely with my vintage DSV ski cap! I am always looking for vintage civilian and military mountaineering items. I have a few ASMü items in my collection, along with many Gebirgsjäger items.

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    Berg und Ski Heil,

    Patrick
     
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