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Shoes & Coat
Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 1:35 PM on 09.06.13
->> Every few years I ask for opinions about outerwear, and this would seem to be a good time to bring it up again.
As I'm a bit diabetic, trying to watch the signs of bad circulation is important, and keeping fingers and toes warm is part of life...
I'm always looking for better shoes, boots and gloves and there seem to be incremental improvements as time goes on.
So, what is the well dressed photographer in your neighborhood wearing this season?
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 2:46 PM on 09.06.13
->> Keens have saved my feet and my back and some of them shoe-types are leather and can be "business casual" or whatever you want to call it.

I like North Face jackets. Comfortable and clean-looking.
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Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 3:17 PM on 09.06.13
->> I just bought a North Face rain jacket. Worked VERY nicely in the downpour I got stuck in this week. I also bought a Barbour coat in the spring. Wonderful coat, but not cheap.

Footwear I have tons. Currently in Croc's Duets. These have a more substantial sole than the normal shoes and are extremely comfortable. I bought some LeChameau rubber boots for ugly weather and there's nothing on the planet I'd trade them for in foul weather. I've had Keens and enjoy them. My last pair broke as I was trudging through some knee deep mud.

I'll be looking to see what others are doing for gloves. Here in FL, I don't need them too often.

For core warmth, I bought a Dale of Norway heavy wool sweater last winter. Best purchase I've made in a long time and highly recommended. Obviates the need for a jacket until temps drop below 40. At least for me.

Socks I do Wigwam and Smartwool. Love both, never had any issues.

I still need to add some rain pants to my arsenal.
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Tom Ewart, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 2:55 PM on 09.07.13
->> I don't know what weather you have to operate in, but I am a big fan of North Face and especially their Mt. Light Pants, great wet and/or cold weather gear. I'm just upset they don't make thier Summit Series heavy jacket in Yellow and Black anymore (that I can find).
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Andy Mitchell, Photographer, Assistant
Chattanooga | TN | USA | Posted: 1:29 AM on 09.09.13
->> As far as shoes go I have used Keen and Asolo brand. They are great for just about anything and come in a lot of styles.

On the jacket if your looking for wind stopper gear look at the Mountain Hardware brand or the Arc'teryx brand. For rain I would go Patagonia or Marmot gear. If your needing a base layer for warmth and wicking moisture look at the capilene from Patagonia. For a heavy down jacket like a puff ball then I would go with North Face.

If you can find MoonStone gear get that. I have used MoonStone for years, been in driving rain and snow storms with no problems.

Andy
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Joel Kowsky, Photographer, Assistant
Chicago | IL | United States | Posted: 10:42 AM on 09.09.13
->> I picked up a pair of Brooks Ghost 5 GTX trail running shoes at the beginning of the summer this year. For years I'd been wearing Merrell's, but these blew those out of the water. My feet stayed dry and the shoes were way more comfortable than the Merrells.

Seal Skinz waterproof socks, which can be found at REI or Bass Pro (or a similar outdoors store) are life savers.
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Bruce Sherwood, Photographer
Carlsbad | Ca | USA | Posted: 12:24 PM on 09.11.13
->> I have been wearing both Mountain Hardware and Patagonia outerware for quite some time now and have had nothing but success with them.
I like that both of those companies are environmentally aware and are always trying to use renewable and non-petrolium based products.
Check out the new Patagonia catalog....pretty nice rain gear if your looking.
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Sam Santilli, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 1:08 PM on 09.11.13
->> Dave, I too am a bit diabetic. For socks all I wear anymore are Thorlo. You can buy them online thru them. Dick's used to carry them, but not anymore.

For outer wear I like layers as opposed to one big jacket. Once the snow starts to fly in WV (first of Nov) I always keep a winter gear bag in the vehicle. Which also includes a weather set for my camera gear.

With most of my schools going to non-natural grass surfaces, I am lightening my footwear. Gloves I still like Lowepros with a cheap pair of cotten gloves as a liner.

The photographers' media room at Yankee stadium at half time of the Pinstripe Bowl looked like a garment warehouse for a polar exploration....great array of winter stuff. I should have taken a few wide angles!
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