Skiing is an expensive business. TheChicGeek helps all budgets look great on the slopes.
Skiing is an expensive business, no wonder then all the luxury goods houses make skiiing one of the few sports they take an active interest in. Skiing has to combine the two attributes of looking good and being practical at the same time which can be a hard act to pull off. Firstly, they recommend you split you outfit into two layers; the base layer which is a modern term for thermals and second layer which is your ski suit or separates. One of the advantages of layers is that you can add and remove layers during the day according to the weather conditions and how you feel. However, when buying your skiing apparel, be sure that you manage the following problems: sweating, controlling of body temperature, protection from elements, chaffing and blisters. Also, avoid clothes that are too large or too small, otherwise the benefits of the latest fabric technology will be diluted.
TheChicGeek suggests going safe with grey or black, leave the look at me colours to the Eurotrash, and then having fun with the accessories and equipment. And with the Winter Olympics starting soon in Canada everybody will be inspired to give it a go. Shame there aren't any medals for best dressed!
February 12 - 28 Winter Olympics in Vancover, Canada
Men’s Vancouver 2010 Sport Full Zip Hoodie - $50 Canadian Dollars
Howies - NBL Light LS - £50
Cut to hug the body, perfect for high-intensity exercise, subtle rib construction, tiny holes in the fabric means that it wicks moisture, regulates temperature, stays odour free and doesn’t itch.
Howies - NBL Light Long John - £50
American Apparel Long-Johns - £24
Burberry Ski Jacket with Detachable Hood - £595
Single breasted garbardine ski jacket with detachable hood. Adjustable drawstring inside hood trim. Four patch pockets with velcro closure at front and one zip pocket on left sleeve.
Burberry Ski Trousers - £225
Gabardine ski trousers with elasticated waistband and zip opening at leg cuffs. Velcro side adjusters. Hidden zip and snap button closure at front. Two front slant zip pockets with rubber trims. One patch pocket with zip and velcro closure at left leg.
Peak Performance Crevasse Jacket - £285
Peak Perfromance Switch Pants - £265
Prada Black nylon ski pants - £405
Gucci Silver anti-fog dual mirrored lens ski goggles - £119
Paul Smith Skis for Edelwiser - £600
Paul Smith has collaborated with highly specialised ski manufacturer Edelwiser to produce skis in a tonal signature multi stripe. The Paul Smith Swing 162 (without bindings) is perfect whether you’re a newbie or an expert. The ideal quiver for all skill levels, on the groomers, in the backcountry and touring.
Edelwiser was co founded by Nicola Werdenigg, former World Cup and Olympic skier and certified Austrian ski instructor and is dedicated to producing skis of the highest quality. Every pair of Edelwiser skis is hand-made and built with state of the art materials like wood cores, laminated sidewalls and graphite bases for optimized flex and torsion characteristics.
This pair is available with a length approx 160cm and comes without bindings and without the name engraving option.100% wood, laminate and graphite.
Paul Smith Bag- Vintage Skiing Print Ski Bag - £295
Each bag has its own print; therefore the ski bag has the print of old skis, a map, hip flask, note book, hammer and walking stick.
The bag is finished with smooth chocolate leather straps and is zip opening and studded protected canvas base, internally a purple canvas lining with a zip pocket. Externally the bag is finished with a leather multi stripe luggage tag .
Merino Neckwarmer - £20.00
North Face E-tip Glove - £20
So you can use your iPhone in the snow. Compatible with touchscreen phones, laptops, and MP3 click-wheel.
Adidas iD2 Goggles - £130
Theese have corrective lens inserts (especially important if have bad eye sight as contact lenses tend to dry out easily in the mountains)
Trango Gloves - £40