Why all this climbing clothing??

Other Crags, Aid Climbing, Bouldering, etc...

Do you wear climbing clothing at non-climber destinations?

yes
14
78%
no
4
22%
 
Total votes: 18

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Why all this climbing clothing??

Post by rustyvasectomy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:38 pm

seems like everywhere I look these days, i see more and more climbing specific clothing. with new companies popping up like strange blemishes after an evening with anticlimber, I have to ask...

why??????

Seems like all climbing specific clothing is
-overpriced
-really really really really ugly.

does anyone here routinely wear climbing specific clothing in public?

I just don't feel like climbing is mainstream or cool enough to warrant people making clothing to complement the lifestyle. Check this skateboarder out
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trendy shoes, sagged pants, free flowing hair and a 'fuck it' attitude. Good! I like this guy

now exibit b.

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do you people really go outside looking like this?
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Post by p0bray01 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:58 pm

I had a classmate who wore kickers all the time....but he was a non-climber asian and canadian...so what the hell did he know. :roll:


I am not cool enough to wear climbing clothes anywhere but out at the crags...except t-shirts...but IMO they don't count.
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Post by krampus » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:03 pm

:lol: :lol: manpris are in now, don't you know this. Before I answer I have to ask, what about climbing shirts/ I wear my garb collected from climbing events all the time because that free shit makes up 90% of my non-work clothing. I realize I am lacking completely in style and grace, however, I do not own any manpris but the shorts I wear to the crag are one of two pairs of short I own and they make it out the bar on occasion as well. :roll:
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Post by pigsteak » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:26 pm

the real question is why rustyvag is noticing all this stuff...metrosexual perhaps?

and just as awful are the blue jeans at the crag.....why are non-climbing clothes allowed at the crag? oh yeah, cause climbing ain't a REAL sport....
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Post by anticlmber » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:58 pm

denim or dammed pigfuck. jeans are where its at.

climbing specific clothing is neither.
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Post by DriskellHR » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:16 pm

I'm too cheap to buy climbing clothing......
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Post by Brentucky » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:54 pm

DriskellHR wrote:I'm too cheap to buy climbing clothing......
dude, it's called goodwill then cut em up!

kramp, how come you never told me i looked so cool? oh yeah, i think i remember now that first comment as you were pointing and laughing at me from across the gas station parking lot (where's the 12-year-old girl who you beat up and stole her pants?) JACKASS!!! 8)
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Post by dipsi » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:34 pm

pigsteak wrote:the real question is why rustyvag is noticing all this stuff...metrosexual perhaps?

and just as awful are the blue jeans at the crag.....why are non-climbing clothes allowed at the crag? oh yeah, cause climbing ain't a REAL sport....
Great! Now I'm not a real participant of a not real sport!
I'm going out to my pretend wall and fall off.....
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Post by ynot » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:10 pm

my sentiments exactly!
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Post by ReachHigh » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:20 am

I though a Miguels t shirt and some ratty shorts were perfect climbing clothing.
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Post by Saxman » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:32 am

Good luck high stepping in pants that don't have a gusseted crotch.
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Post by anticlmber » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:52 am

Saxman wrote:Good luck high stepping in pants that don't have a gusseted crotch.
you must have a flexible crotch first



once again, jeans rock.
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Post by rustyvasectomy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:54 am

Saxman wrote:Good luck high stepping in pants that don't have a gusseted crotch.
Many would say the additional tiny margin of performance climbing clothing offer is completely erased by how much more it costs and how stupid it looks!
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Post by captain static » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:42 am

This poll is confusing because jeans are climbing clothing :?
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Post by krampus » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:03 pm

your mom has a gusseted crotch
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