I’m having a hard time deciding whether to keep this NF ski jacket or not. I bought it about 6 years ago at the REI store for a ski trip. Used it once. Later I zipped off the outer shell and used the interior quilted jacket as a lightweight jacket for medium cold days. The outer shell has been stored under my bed, unworn, for years. I rediscovered it when I was cleaning under the bed. I took these pictures with the intention to sell this jacket, but now I’m starting to feel attached to it. All its little details– vents, hooks, hidden pockets, detachable hood– would make it great for cold weather hiking trips upstate. This is the only non-neutral color in my wardrobe and my perfectionist mind is like: get rid of it! it doesn’t fit in! But I think the loud color actually works well for the occasions this would be worn (even if that’s rare). On the other hand, it is kind of ugly and I’m not a fan of wearing big logos. And the reality is I rarely go hiking and it seems silly to keep this for those rare occasions. There’s a tan colored Patagonia jacket, I bought at a rock bottom price secondhand, coming in the mail soon. I bought it for ordinary rainy spring days in the city. I needed a small rainproof jacket for mild temperatures. I don’t like carrying around umbrellas because in New York they often work against you. If the tan jacket can replace this and look better, I will put this pink monstrosity up for sale.
[outfit: northface hyvent ski jacket, kowtow flower top, levi’s 501 ct, kork ease greer wedge]