04/09/2014 at 11:26 am #63891
I’m still kinda new to Ballard. I’ve lived in Seattle for almost 3 years and I recently moved to Ballard. From what I’ve seen, Ballardites wear puffy jackets way more than people in other Seattle neighborhoods. I’m talking about the North Face/Columbia jackets you Ballard people are always rocking.
Do Ballard locals get colder than other people in Seattle. Should I buy a puffy jacket? If so, which brand and/or puff level should I choose?04/09/2014 at 11:32 am #63895
we also eat more ‘gorilla munch’ cereal than other parts of Seattle, but you seem to have already figured that out.04/09/2014 at 11:42 am #63898
This is no surprise. Gorilla Munch is delicious. I would not have allowed Trader Joe’s to use the photo of my sexy face if it were undelicious.04/09/2014 at 12:04 pm #63917
I prefer my Patagonia “Down Sweater”
It’s lightweight, not bulky, blocks the wind and is very warm. Just not good for rainy/drizzly days.04/09/2014 at 12:06 pm #63919
North Face and Columbia are kinda down market brands. Like Rudy, I am partial to Patagucci.04/09/2014 at 12:28 pm #63920
I am a native fashionista and would not wear any of the above mentioned garments, even to a dog fight.
Sadly Seattle has become a fashion embarrassment. No creativity whatsoever in the population here.04/09/2014 at 12:54 pm #63926
I would wear a stolen puffy jacket (delightfully called a ‘stole’) to a dog-fight where all the dogs were also stolen from various cafés and made to wear little puffy jackets themselves.04/09/2014 at 1:20 pm #63927
I am with great idea on this one.
The people who drive around with dogs on their laps ( usually while texting ) should be forced to clothe their dogs in puffy doggie jackets.
Oh wait, they already do of their own choice.
Jimmy, resistance is futile. Start wearing flip flops as business attire, and accessorize with huge tacky sunglasses and a puffy jacket.
See you drinking tequila at Grog on Sunday nights.04/09/2014 at 1:40 pm #63932
@great idea: That is a great idea, great idea. I just gave a stolen dog to m sister but she just dropped him off at a Petco (she’s kind of unstable). Also, I think he was nonplussed because of my lack of a puffy jacket.
@briarrose: It’s great that there is someone else here with some fashion sense. Everywhere I go I think to myself “These Ballard residents are barbaric peasants. My wardrobe is far superior to theirs.”04/09/2014 at 2:01 pm #63934
My main issue is with the lack of creativity. It appears as if neo-seattlites are wearing a uniform.04/09/2014 at 2:05 pm #63937
long time Ballardite and don’t own a puffy jacket, now a rocking Ballard, Washington sweatshirt on the other hand ya you betcha!! ;)04/09/2014 at 2:53 pm #63953
@Matthew: I have never been to this “grog” you speak of but I am tired of drinking tequila at home (or at puffy jacket dog fights) on Sunday nights. I will check it out. . .04/09/2014 at 2:59 pm #63954
Briar, if I happen to have a jacket-type that others also have it’s not due to a lack of creativity, it’s because I don’t really care. I typically go with what is readily available over trying to be unique. Having a truly creative/unique wardrobe is an exhausting prospect to me. Jeans, t-shirt, jacket. That’s my uniform.04/09/2014 at 3:13 pm #63958
Rudy – Re “exhausting prospects” that’s what marks the difference between a real aesthete and someone who simply likes cutting edge clothes. There are people who respond to color, texture and shape the way others respond to music, mathematics, or writing. For a person like that it’s effortless. They literally see and experience these things in a different way than people like you and me. I’d say very few of the people who follow fashion or aspire to great fashion are true aesthetes.04/09/2014 at 3:44 pm #63965
Sadly, my husband & I got in to quite an argument a while back over the puffy jacket trend – he likes them, I think they are…um…well….less attractive. He found brand new one at Goodwill, I pretend it doesn’t exist ;o) Totally agree Rudy – not everyone has to use clothing as an expression of creativity.04/09/2014 at 4:45 pm #64000
Well said, Edog, true for most people.04/09/2014 at 4:50 pm #64001
“not everyone has to use clothing as an expression of creativity.”
I would say that this is PROFOUNDLY true…one only has to wander the streets of Ballard to observe it’s truth!04/09/2014 at 7:29 pm #64006
It’s only neo-Ballardites that wear puffy jackets. Old School Ballardites know that all that down just gets soggy and matted in the rain.04/09/2014 at 7:34 pm #64007
It’s Spring.04/09/2014 at 7:57 pm #64008
True buff, it’s spring in Seattle. But our jackets don’t go away until July 5th.04/09/2014 at 8:11 pm #64009
Buff?! Anyway, the Puffy jacket should probably be replaced with something lighter by April. But what do I know – never owned one.04/09/2014 at 8:14 pm #64010
I was trying to be (mildly) humorous and type nuff but computer autocorrected for me. Damn computer.04/09/2014 at 8:42 pm #64013
I would also wear a ‘buffy’ jacket which I might occasionally tie around my shoulders after tennis lessons and before I go vampire slaying.
I think Cate was mistaking you for buffhawk, who I thought drowned in his own vomit after the seahawks superbowl victory.04/09/2014 at 8:43 pm #64014
I thought you mistook me for BH, Cate :-)04/09/2014 at 9:00 pm #64016
Last time consort and I were at Hillbilly Q, one of the colorful local types commented on our puffy coats, which I didn’t understand. People who do stuff like hiking and skiing have *always* had puffy coats. If it’s trendy right now, that’s not my problem.
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