February 01, 2011
The Thing About Snowpants
AND THEN! TODAY! In a mad search for gloves (Target had none) - I ended up at the Shred Shop in Skokie - a skateboarders/snowbaorders mecca!
Now, why is it, that snowpants for adults can't be this cool everywhere? Isn't there a huge "cool adult snowpants market" just waiting for exploitation? Why are they reserved for a specialty niche? I love that form follows function - that cool snowpants come from (literally) a cool sport, but why can't this be the norm? Why isn't walking around in groovy "winter pants" just what we do here in a cold but groovy city? Are you with me? Why aren't fantastic snowpants (or shall I dub them "very cool pants"?) readily available for people over 12?
Well, at 30% off, today was my lucky pre-megastorm, cold, gray, menacing day. Well designed, very cool pants, SNOWPANTS are now mine. Let the winter games begin... and by games I mean, shoveling.