There are a couple of ways I could have taken the email that my brother, the badass sibling in this situation, sent me announcing that he was the newly appointed 'fashion editor' for the publication at which he works. I could have told him he's a stealer of my thunder and I'd like to see HIS fashion degree (though mine has also yet to materialize). Or I could have read the article and praised him for his brilliance. I did the latter and am ever so proud. My brother can now call himself the one-man fashion team at Skiing Magazine with the publication of his esteemed article, '7 Reasons to Ski in Denim'. I had to share. Because it's everything we all wanted and a little bit more.
'You guessed wrong. That handsome and fashionably dressed male in the right of the photo (yours truly) is not from Texas. He’s just a regular dude with impeccable taste in outerwear and a healthy appreciation for a solid pair of Levi's.
When you’re skiing in jeans, you really want a loose-fitting pair of boot cuts. I suggest Levi’s 527s. You might ask yourself, “If I crash, won’t I get soaked?” Wrong again. When sporting a Canadian Tuxedo, your confidence level will skyrocket, and falling will no longer be an option. Trust me. It’s science, and I’m an expert.
Try skiing in denim. Here’s seven reasons why:
1. You are ready for après the instant you take off your boots.
2. Denim is made from cotton, the fabric of our lives.
3. Jeans encourage you to wear a leather belt and a belt buckle, both of which can be useful in emergency situations.
4. A form-fitting pair of jeans is both flattering and less wind resistant.
5. It’s practical. Jeans allow you to wear one outfit for every situation. You can ski, work manual labor, and take your best gal out on the town all in the same outfit.
6. Denim has been shown to protect against rattlesnake bites.
7. At $39.99 a pair, the price point is spot on.'
To read the entire article and enjoy the rest of the magazine, click here. High five, Tucker Neary. I'm so happy we are cut from the same mold.