Wearing snow pants in public?

Misskitty

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I dont snowboard or ski but the other day, i i came across the nicest pair of snowpants that fit me so good. I was very hesistant in buying them cause im not sure what people would think of me wearing them in public. I wont wear them everyday, but on the cold winter days yes.

Will it look odd? Do peoplee perceive others who wear snowpants in public as odd or douchey?
 

Shrink

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I dont snowboard or ski but the other day, i i came across the nicest pair of snowpants that fit me so good. I was very hesistant in buying them cause im not sure what people would think of me wearing them in public. I wont wear them everyday, but on the cold winter days yes.

Will it look odd? Do peoplee perceive
Why do you care what people will think!?

You like them, they fit you, and (I assume) that they are warm.

So the hell with what people will think...live your own life. Worrying about what others will think is a waste of time.

I'm an old guy, and the ONLY (and, trust me, it is the ONLY) good thing about getting older is that as long as what I do does not negatively effect others...I don't give a tinker's damn what they think about what I do!

Stop worrying...and do what you feel is right for you.:D
 

Tsuchiya

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I wouldn't care tbh, especially when it's cold!

When the thermostat drops any notion of what is fashionable goes out of the window.
 

LostSoul80

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I don't think there is a generalized preconception about wearers of snow pants in public, although depending on where you live, they wouldn't look right probably. They're very noticeable and big. I would avoid them where they're not supposed to be used.
 

Shrink

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I don't think there is a generalized preconception about wearers of snow pants in public, although depending on where you live, they wouldn't look right probably. They're very noticeable and big. I would avoid them where they're not supposed to be used.
Just curious...who do you allow to decide FOR YOU where "they're not supposed to be used"?
 

EM2013

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Why do you care what people will think!?

You like them, they fit you, and (I assume) that they are warm.

So the hell with what people will think...live your own life. Worrying about what others will think is a waste of time.

I'm an old guy, and the ONLY (and, trust me, it is the ONLY) good thing about getting older is that as long as what I do does not negatively effect others...I don't give a tinker's damn what they think about what I do!

Stop worrying...and do what you feel is right for you.:D
Agree with this 100%
 

Aspasia

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I dont snowboard or ski but the other day, i i came across the nicest pair of snowpants that fit me so good. I was very hesistant in buying them cause im not sure what people would think of me wearing them in public. I wont wear them everyday, but on the cold winter days yes.

Will it look odd? Do peoplee perceive others who wear snowpants in public as odd or douchey?
Well, if you live in Florida you may look a bit odd. On the other hand, where I live, snowpants are pretty standard winter apparel.

You like them. They fit well. Go for it. :)
 

chrono1081

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Be warned, snow pants can get REALLY hot. I wouldn't suggest wearing jeans or anything under them.

I have a pair of underarmor boxer brief things that I wear underneath my snow pants and thats all I wear snowboarding.
 

ucfgrad93

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My wife and I have worn snow pants in public. We wore them to the Broncos/Ravens playoff game last January when the temp was in the teens at kickoff. Like Shrink said, wear what you want and don't care about what others think.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I dont snowboard or ski but the other day, i i came across the nicest pair of snowpants that fit me so good. I was very hesistant in buying them cause im not sure what people would think of me wearing them in public. I wont wear them everyday, but on the cold winter days yes.

Will it look odd? Do peoplee perceive others who wear snowpants in public as odd or douchey?
I would laugh at you.
 

LostSoul80

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Just curious...who do you allow to decide FOR YOU where "they're not supposed to be used"?
:eek:
I allow the makers of clothes designed specifically for use in skiing or snowboarding to decide what their products are supposed to be.

But of course, one can eat feces and flush cakes down the toilet. OP asked for a suggestion, and I gave mine. I disagree with your point of view, since I live in a society, and I care about what other people think about me in many aspects.
Who doesn't admit that is usually a hypocrite.
 

twietee

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Delicate topic :D

Would love to hear what Richard Sennett has to say about the OP! My guess is he wouldn't approve :D
 

Shrink

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:eek:
I allow the makers of clothes designed specifically for use in skiing or snowboarding to decide what their products are supposed to be.

But of course, one can eat feces and flush cakes down the toilet. OP asked for a suggestion, and I gave mine. I disagree with your point of view, since I live in a society, and I care about what other people think about me in many aspects.
Who doesn't admit that is usually a hypocrite.
By the above logic, clothing made for work situations (e.g. jeans) may not be worn in other situations because the manufacturer did not intend it for other purposes.

Your disagreement with my position is well taken. While I disagree with the notion that the opinion of others, in many situations, is unimportant to me...your concern about the opinion of others is undoubtedly the majority position, whether I agree with it or not. I'm suggesting that the position need be re-thought.

Not so sure about that feces and cake thing... but to each their own.

Whether I am an hypocrite I will leave to the judgement of others.

And let me be clear...there are certainly situations (e. g. a job interview) where adherence to generally accepted societal "rules" is called for...worrying about whether it is OK to wear ski pants in a non-ski situation is not, IMO, subject to those rules.
 

rdowns

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It all boils down to one question, do these snow pants make my ass look big?
 

twietee

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It all boils down to one question, do these snow pants make my ass look big?
Very sublime! This will ultimately lead us to the question "Do people perceive others who have a big ass as fat or ugly?"
 

LostSoul80

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By the above logic, clothing made for work situations (e.g. jeans) may not be worn in other situations because the manufacturer did not intend it for other purposes.
No, that is not correct. By the above logic, using a chair to write on a blackboard is not correct. Or wearing sneakers at the north pole, or driving a car in a river.

Your disagreement with my position is well taken. While I disagree with the notion that the opinion of others, in many situations, is unimportant to me...your concern about the opinion of others is undoubtedly the majority position, whether I agree with it or not. I'm suggesting that the position need be re-thought.
Humans that live in any society are influenced by it, no matter what one can think. Unless you live in a desert or in a lonely mountain, social code does exist.

Try dressing up like Barbie and walk in a bar. :)

Not so sure about that feces and cake thing... but to each their own.

Whether I am an hypocrite I will leave to the judgement of others.

And let me be clear...there are certainly situations (e. g. a job interview) where adherence to generally accepted societal "rules" is called for...worrying about whether it is OK to wear ski pants in a non-ski situation is not, IMO, subject to those rules.
The cake-feces statement was aimed at clarifying the simple logic I exposed. You normally flush feces down the toilet and eat cake.
As for the pants, I have said that in my opinion, the OP should avoid them unless he's snowboarding, which is the precise reason they were designed for.
There are no rules of course, it's the personal idea of what one accepts others see about himself that should prevail, and that should mostly act accordingly to others.
 

Scepticalscribe

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I have taken the trouble to read this thread from the beginning, and some of the responses have surprised me, to say the least.

Actually, I never cease to be amazed at the effort, energy and thought put into attempting to define (and control) what women wear (and are allowed, whether by fashion, law, or custom) in public.

Shrink's posts are - as always - excellent, humane and worth heeding, a voice of sanity and reason in a mad world.

To the OP: If the pants in question are comfortable, fit you 'so good', and keep you warm on cold winter days, why not wear them in public?

Yes, there are occasions, and places where a more formal approach may be required and expected: Interviews, a less relaxed work environment, and for those so inclined, perhaps church or formal family occasions. Otherwise, in the dark days of miserable winter, I cannot think of any. Wear what makes you feel comfortable and able to cope with the weather on your terms, and let other prying, judging eyes mind their own business and look after their own lives, instead.
 

Misskitty

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Well i dont snowboard but i like to be different i guess you could say. While everyone is crazy about jeans, im not....i wear mime wear sparingly. I have two pairs of cheap jeans and the last time i worn them was 3 months ago. I much prefer trackpants, cargos, camo pants and snow pants. To me, theyre just so much more comfy.