photo monday: pacific coast trail

i found these images via needsupply via jakedavis

i think the shift to synthetic fabrics in the self-propelled outdoor universe has also meant a shift towards totally ugly hiking apparel. these vintage photos are tempting me to go backpacking with cotton shorts and t-shirts and striped wool sweaters and a red bandanna tied around my neck, which would be awesome for the massive amounts of sweat i make.  the cotton... not so much.  

He says, "It's so interesting how they're all wearing a uniform in their own unique way and the whole scene feels like a lookbook"... "It's real and has absolutely nothing to do with fashion. I think that's why I like it so much..." See the rest of the photos here.

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