Trail Days 2008 – Fashion

May 18, 2008 at 11:57 pm 4 comments

Recently Mo Rocca invited Project Runway mentor, Tim Gunn, to evaluate the ladies of the Yearning for Zion Ranch and critique their styles. If you haven’t seen it, the video is below:

Tim Gunn’s take on the “Prairie Dress”.

The fashions on display at Trail Days were definitely more eclectic than you see at YFZ. The Trail Days designs made use of bright colors, combined influences from multiple cultures into a single look, and adopted accessories as a core component of the vision. Looking at my pictures and reflecting back, I wonder– What would Tim Gunn’s opinion be?

Even though Penn declared me to be the fourth most famous hiker in the world, I’m yet to be famous enough to hear from Tim Gunn. But, I could hear from you!

So, without further adieu, here is a sampling of the many fashions of Damascus Trail Days:

Harmless Hiker wearing a Santa hat and what appears to be tie-dyed long underwear

Denim jumpsuit, a tie and an askew Malboro baseball cap.

Talent show performer in gold hat, black boa, New Orleans beads and multi-colored striped shirt, all accessorized by a plastic water pistol

Crocs may be hot now, but the future trend is undoubtedly Worn Out Crocs.

Trail Day attendee in umbrella hat, skull sunglasses, multicolored lei, suspenders and pink and green spandex.

On left, the “Bill Bryson is a Candy Ass” look leaves the designer’s point of view ambigious. On the right, the classic “Multiple Tie” look.

Two hikers in the parade wearing dresses. How about those silhouettes?

I’m sparing you the men in Speedos (that’s right, men, plural).

Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson, Damascus, fashion, Hiking, Project Runway, Tim Gunn, Trail Days, TV.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  May 19, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I would just like to take a moment to thank you, profusely, for not including the men ins Speedos picture. Due to your kind gesture, I will actually be able to sleep soundly through the night tonight. πŸ™‚

  • 2. ronbailey  |  May 19, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Silhouettes? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?

    And thanks for omitting the speedo pics… Mondays are tough enough as it is! πŸ™‚

  • 3. Trail Days 2008 - Meadowview Farms « TGAW  |  May 21, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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  • 4. sog knife  |  July 31, 2008 at 2:40 am

    I think there are some interesting points here, but I wonder how this will all play out in the next few weeks…???


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