Friday, October 09, 2009

Shopping from Tintin: Hiking Garb

Ed. note: guest post by Archival Associate and Tintin reader, Tom B.





There's endless discussion on the genius of Tintin's wardrobe. But let's broaden the search. Tintin In Tibet offers some really terrific examples of hiking clothing - tennis sweaters, anoraks, plus fours, socks folded over boots. While I continue to use gaiters to keep snow out, I swear by my knickers for hiking and cross-country skiing - both my Woolrich wool and my Ibex soft shell knickers see a great deal of use during the winter. Now, has anyone found an anorak that could dodouble-duty for those seen in Tintin In Tibet?

13 comments:

shelf appeal said...

Hmm, couldn’t resist this one: being a Tin Tin fan and a sucker for finding things. Over here in the UK we often call those kind of jackets Cagoules. I found a tasty, worn-in one in black or orange by an interesting British label Norsea Industries, which is available here:
http://www.danieljenkins.co.uk/black_rudda_cagoule.php
It is a little bit long and the drawstring is at the waist and not the hem. But still, Tin Tin would approve, I think.

Anonymous said...

Lovely post! Perfect for a friday - the jenkins piece is nice, but the way the anoraks fold in the pictures, it's clearly (heh) a thick, thick jersey cloth. A truly badass hoodie.

Solomander said...

I miss Tintin.

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Sarah said...

This is why comics are important; they provide down to earth fashion sense, and suppy the reader with awesome catch phrases such as "hungry as a hunter" ! All hail the comic.

Dave said...

Leslie,

I've been a big Tintin fan since childhood, and it did not escape me how cool the clothes and gear in Tintin in Tibet were. They somehow capture the sense of quality and ruggedness that feels just right.

Fun.

Dave

ROXY MARJ said...

loooove Tin Tin! Just did a post about him last week [?] :)

Anonymous said...

If it's old-style all-natural fibres you want, here are a couple of maybe useful links:

http://www.west-winds.co.uk/products.htm

http://www.hilltrek.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Windshirt.html

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=11166

Neil
http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=11144&page=117

Anonymous said...

And some rucksacks:

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=18459

Neil

Alan said...

The NOLS issue anorak is a nice wind piece - won't keep out rain.
http://www.nols.edu/store/product.php?productid=16387&cat=255&page=1

You can still buy real deal cagoules here
www.northwerks.com - although their website seems to be down at the moment.

The NOLS piece is quite nice for a windbreaker and I haven't been able to find mine for a bit - got to clean out the gear closet again.

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