If I had the creative power - as well as the group of friends who wore egregious amounts of Patagonia clothing regularly - I am confident my caché of photographs from years past would compile a more-than-complete look book for Patagonia gear. Luckily, I have Wolfie. Chris Wolf E. Staudinger brought me out of the Patagonia Upper West Side shop for a week and flew me down to Mississippi a couple weeks ago, to film and capture the goings-on of a five day canoe paddle down the Lower Mississippi RIver. And he wears the Patagonia well.
Below is a selected smattering of photographs from Clarksdale to Vicksburg, MS on our nation’s largest river, documenting the lives of some favorite Patagonia pieces as if they rode a wave of celebrity in a fall featurette or fashion look book.
Wolfie and I wearing what we call our “camping pants,” which are matching pairs of Capilene 3 bottoms. What’s fortuitous and special about this coincidence is the beautiful fact that we purchased these as preventative measure for the Boston cold in fall of 2007 - both of us transplants to college in New England. Nearly seven years later they show themselves as a subtle memory, time capsuled in snug, brown, synthetic long johns for canoeing, camping, and celebrating many years of friendship.
N.B. Items featured:
Merino 1 t-shirt
Capilene 1 L/S Flying Fish Logo crew (S9)
Capilene 3 bottoms (F7)
Capilene 4 beanie (F13)
Micro-D gaiter (F13)
Murrelet Fleece Shirt (F12)
M’s Ultralight Down Hooded sweater (F12)
M’s Fitz Roy Down Vest
Monday marks the last leg of the Rivergator paddle. Film to come.
Flew down to Charleston, SC this past weekend to shoot the look book for Amanda Greeley’s Tink + Tiger women’s nightwear line. Garments made of organic cotton and silk, and in Brooklyn.