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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Morzedec » 14 Jan 2020, 2:41pm

Geoff, hello,
You could have tied the shoes to your bike, to stop it being stolen ..............

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby bretonbikes » 14 Jan 2020, 3:14pm

Be like on eof those wonderful moments as you arrive at customs after a 2 week cycletour and the customs official says "could you just open those bags please";-)

One advantage of brexit;-)
35 years of cycletouring, 30 years of running cycling holidays, 5 years of running a campsite for cyclists - there's a pattern here...

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Vorpal » 14 Jan 2020, 3:29pm

mercalia wrote:Why am I not surprised? Get ready for a laugh, a very very big one. The one I liked was the black sweater P.O.A :? :lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2020/jan/12/carry-on-camping-mens-fashion-scout-style-in-pictures?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZW5kLTIwMDExMg%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK

I wouldnt be seen dead wearing them. Maybe easier to tell a Guardian reader from any other camper though.

Look at the prices. More than I spend on the whole trip

I've always kind of liked those jackets and vests with all the pockets, but those pictures put me right off them :lol: :lol:

p.s. I think that the 'carry on camping' in the title suggests mockery.

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby mercalia » 14 Jan 2020, 5:15pm

bretonbikes wrote:Be like on eof those wonderful moments as you arrive at customs after a 2 week cycletour and the customs official says "could you just open those bags please";-)

One advantage of brexit;-)



Happened to me, so embarrassed as then ( dont know now ) was pulled out of a line of people coming back and they dump all my dirty stuff on a table for all to see.

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Mike Sales » 14 Jan 2020, 5:31pm

Returning from a French cycling tour my brother and I were pulled out of the line of cars coming off the Roscoff ferry into a bay.
"Got any gear?" said the customs man, in a cunning attempt to catch us off balance.
Unfortunately our immediate association with "gear" was derailleur.
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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Jan 2020, 5:40pm

mercalia wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:
mercalia wrote:
eh? Thats the url I posted. so whats your point?

That it's a fashion article about clothes which happen to be "scout style", rather than an article to do with camping. Some of the early posts in the thread didn't seem to realise this.



well is there much of a distinction? The clothes are horrible realisations of either activity. And what do scouts do? go camping? so its scout style camping minimum. Even the Guardian called it Carry on Camping, suggesting they were clothes for campers remembering their scout days?

There is a huge distinction. It's a fashion article. The clothes are fashion items inspired, loosely at least, by scouting and camping. They might be worn on the high street by the more avantgarde and daring but you're more likely to see them in a more "fashion-forward" environment. They are not for camping any more than a down hoodie from the North Face worn on the high street is for hiking or climbing. What these garments are for is looking good - or rather, looking fashionable, which is not always the same.

However, it has prompted a good discussion and it's always good to have a bit of a laugh at other people looking silly! Unless they're mamils of course. :lol:

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Jan 2020, 5:50pm

nsew wrote:The money’s obscene. Though 3 pairs of socks at £8.99 seems reasonable. Perhaps someone in the fashion world could be persuaded to shoot bike from Halfords/ clothes and kit from Decathlon/ diet from McDonalds, cycle tourist bloke at the out of season French muni.

For balance

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gal ... to-the-70s

Nice clothes. I liked this shoot, though it's not a fashion:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/galle ... n-pictures

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby mercalia » 14 Jan 2020, 6:06pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:
mercalia wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:That it's a fashion article about clothes which happen to be "scout style", rather than an article to do with camping. Some of the early posts in the thread didn't seem to realise this.



well is there much of a distinction? The clothes are horrible realisations of either activity. And what do scouts do? go camping? so its scout style camping minimum. Even the Guardian called it Carry on Camping, suggesting they were clothes for campers remembering their scout days?

There is a huge distinction. It's a fashion article. The clothes are fashion items inspired, loosely at least, by scouting and camping. They might be worn on the high street by the more avantgarde and daring but you're more likely to see them in a more "fashion-forward" environment. They are not for camping any more than a down hoodie from the North Face worn on the high street is for hiking or climbing. What these garments are for is looking good - or rather, looking fashionable, which is not always the same.

However, it has prompted a good discussion and it's always good to have a bit of a laugh at other people looking silly! Unless they're mamils of course. :lol:


well I wait with bated breath to see some one wearing them in public :lol: I would have thought the only place to wear them would be where few others or no one else is around to see you eg camping. What is a "fashion-forward" environment? Some where for prat-wear? :lol: Well if I ever need some one to argue my case I will remember you and drop you a line

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby nsew » 14 Jan 2020, 7:58pm

Perhaps you could take yourself off to the London, Paris & Milan fashion weeks to vent your fury at the assembled fashionistas. I think that would be a more appropriate setting than the Cycling UK camping sub-forum.

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Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

Postby Morzedec » 14 Jan 2020, 8:18pm

Designer clothes, to wear in your designer tent.

Any pics, anyone?

Necessary translation required for French campsite Guardians: 'I say, excuse moi, but mon cravat paisley est perdu - don't 'spose you've seen it anywhere?'

Quoi? That's what I thought you said: how rude.

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