Similar to metrosexual
but one who lives in the mountains or otherwise pursues the outdoors adventure lifestyle. Kind of a cleaned-up granola
, a Woodsy GQ
kinda guy with a splash of bohemian
. Knows that he doesn't have to look or smell like a dirtbag to enjoy climbing, hiking, cycling, skiing (all forms), snowshoeing, etc. Probably reads Men's Journal, Outside, Outside's Go, National Geographic Adventure, even Wallpaper* and Dwell. Brands: Patagonia
, Keen, Kuhl, The North Face
, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Mountain Khakis. Strong environmental ethic. Drives a well-maintained truck, performance SUV, or cross-over when absolutely necessary but walks or rides a bicycle whenever possible. Works out gym but primarily to be in shape for outdoor pursuits. Shuns chain stores and shops in outdoor specialty stores such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
"For such an outdoorsy guy, that dude sure has great style."
"Yeah, he's a veritable MountainSexual!"
Order given by leader of a group when walking out of a dark area, such as an office building, mall, airport terminal, or theater into bright sunlight. Max style points are achieved when the posse lowers their shades in unison, like a precision drill team. For this reason, the group leader says "Shades" as a preparatory and after a slight pause for each member to reach up with their right hand to grasp their sunglasses at the hinge point, or to say "Wait! I'm fishing for my keys!" emphasizes "DOWN." The leader must also anticipate arriving at the exit and time his order appropriately.
Keith, Dan, and Jeff are easily approaching the exit with their shades propped coolly upon their heads. Seeing the bright sunlight outside through the doors...
Keith: "Shades DOWN!"
Old guy who wears Abercrombie & Fitch clothing, generally whilst trolling in environments with a crowd far too young for his years.
"Check out the old dude trying to look young in his Abercrombie."
"Yeah, kinda creepy - he's a papacrombie."
a brand of superior outdoors clothing worn by discerning and discriminating outdoors enthusiasts. Great technical design
and features, great outdoors lifestyle clothing and equipment without ridiculous prices. Not yet co-opted by poseurs
. Identified by a stylized nut often accompanied by the words "Mountain Hardwear" in distinctive script. Primarily carried in outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Jess - "That's a great looking jacket. Does it keep you warm and dry? Who makes it?"
Paul - "Yes, it kept me warm and dry in Ouray. It's waterproof, breathes well, and doesn't have a bunch of useless non-functional crap on it. It's from Mountain Hardwear."
"What I like about SilverTab is they have updated style and are made by a real jeans company instead of some fashion house."
"Man, that J
hit the spot, now I'm jonesing
for a Denver sandwich."
"Okay, I'll whip in to this 7-11 and you can score
Formerly known as Alfwear after one of the founders. Kuhl a superb line of functional and stylish clothing for mountain living. Designed by skiers and climbers, Kuhl clothing works well and looks good in a refreshingly different way so it's often worn by MountainSexual
men and women. The look is decidedly Euro and generally available only through outdoor specialty shops like The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado. Definitely not poseur
Mark - "That's a great looking fleece top. But is it any good outdoors?"
Stan - "Yes, it's by Kuhl. I can wear it cross-country skiing or out drinking without looking like a lab rat."