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Marmot Biggie no longer sold

It’s interesting that Marmot has stopped selling the Biggie because the type of people (ghetto blacks) who were buying the coat were tarnishing their reputation as a company selling stuff for outdoorsy bobos.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 12, 2013 at EST pm

Posted in Bobos, Underclass

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  1. Would that the NBA had as much social conscience.

    WmarkW

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  2. This is similar to the situation that happened with Burberry being associated with the low class, “white trash”, Chavs of the U.K. Burberry had to discontinue their baseball hats because of the Chav association.

    Sanjuro

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  3. Marmot has popularity with serious outdoorsy people, europhiles and europhones, and now some urban youth. It is decided unpopular with native-born, mainstream American away from the west coast and Northeast. Dillards, a department store chain which serves that population, and is not in the Northeast or urban California (but is in much of the rest of America) had a whole bunch of Marmot that ended up being marked down about 80% to get rid of it in its clearance sales the last few months. Items like ball caps and tshirts were especially slow sellers, as the brand has little mainstream cachet in the US. Some people do know they make good winter gear and are quicker to buy that when marked down.

    momomoliere

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  4. Rush to buy last one. It is collectible now.

    IC

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  5. Back in the 1980-90’s they were shooting each other over Starter jackets and Triple Fat Goose coats. That money would probably be better spent on “Hooked on Phonics”.

    Camlost

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • Triple Fat Goose, that’s the name of that stuff! Memories, memories…I remember that those dark folk used to wear their coats inside out too…

      Snubby

      November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  6. Do NAMs shop eBay? Seems like a SWPL thing…

    Navigating the web site with hundreds of thousands of listings and putting in bids is a bit G loaded. Waiting for just the item you want to appear, waiting for the auction to end, and then waiting to receive the item while it ships is definitely future-time oriented.

    Portlander

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • Plus, ordering on eBay requires a credit or debit card, something that’s lacking in certain segments of the population, and a safe place to leave packages, which again may be lacking in certain areas.

      David Alexander

      November 13, 2013 at EST am

      • Hi David, nice you see you.

        How’s Alte Blog?

        Latias

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

      • Right that too. 🙂 See, there’s all kinds of privileges SWPL take for granted that are in no way part of the average NAM’s reality.

        Portlander

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  7. Are we now seeing bobos coming to their senses? As one commentator have said, we need more NAM crimes in bobo areas to give them a wakeup call.

    JS

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • Your ideas appeared in a widely read alt-right publication.

      Bloggers are always stealing from us lowly commentators.

      http://alternativeright.com/blog/category/triumph-of-hope

      eradican

      November 13, 2013 at EST am

      • I guess you’re right. This is how the article ended:

        As Orson Welles put it, thirty years of bloodshed in Italy gave us the Renaissance; five centuries of peace in Switzerland gave us the cuckoo clock. If you want to raise a family, go move to some boring backwater like Des Moines; New York City is not for amateurs.

        Did he take my Orson Welles line that I’ve posted here a few weeks ago? It makes no sense. No one in NYC is changing the city for the better because there will be no violence.

        Just head out into the streets of any typical American Liberal City, and observe the average person who is a half dead idiot indoctrined by leftist policies. I don’t see it happening.

        JS

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  8. When I needed an expedition parka for mountaineering trips (McKinley, Rainier, Aconcagua), I purposely avoided North Face and bought the much better (and American made) Feathered Friends jacket.

    Wade Nichols

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • You’ve done McKinley???

      Stealth

      November 12, 2013 at EST pm

      • Yes, I summited this past June. 786 other people summited this year too!

        Wade Nichols

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  9. Wade

    LOL I have a Feathered Friends sleeping bag. The ghetto crowd has always favored big mountaineering parkas for some reason — I lived at 104th and Amsterdam back in the mid-1990’s, and North Face and “First Down” jackets were all the rage among the occupants of the Frederick Douglass housing project back then — but I don’t think they’ve discovered Feathered Friends yet. If they ever do, we’ll be OG’s!

    Joe Schmoe

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • “The ghetto crowd has always favored big mountaineering parkas for some reason” —

      The better to hide contraband?

      Curle

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  10. Here’s an interesting story: preggo lesbo travels to Mongolia, things go about as catastrophically bad as you might expect.
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/11/18/131118fa_fact_levy

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

    • What an astonishing article! I can’t hate her but instead thank her for being so honest. She battles against natural law and then tells us about it. Let’s count the ways:
      (1) Wasting her youth
      (2) Denying her age
      (3) Not having a husband to care for her and ease her burdens
      (4) Rejecting the advice of her family and friends
      (5) Traveling alone to a third world country
      (6) Partying when she needs rest
      (7) Basking in the birth of a highly premature fetus amid a big pool of blood

      Even her gay “marriage” makes no sense (aside from getting the whole gender thing wrong):
      (1) Her partner doesn’t have an opinion one way or the other on the question of having kids
      (2) Her partner is nowhere to be found while she’s making this stupid expedition alone
      (3) Poof, her ‘marriage’ vaporizes in an instant on her return

      Dan

      November 13, 2013 at EST am

    • She’s an excellent writer, I’ll grant her that. It’s kind if amazing that with generations of women now having been told “Be whatever you want, do whatever you want” that we haven’t become even more evil and duplicitous than we are.

      I’m puzzled by this notion of “magical moments in a marriage when you find each other completely delightful.” How long, exactly, was this lady married? Are we talking weeks, months? Not years surely?

      toomanyspiders

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

      • “It’s kind if amazing that with generations of women now having been told “Be whatever you want, do whatever you want…”

        Now now. The correct phrase is “follow your bliss.” Now go follow your bliss.

        peterike

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  11. Isn’t all this what FUBU was created for? Can’t they just knock-off the coat (the Magnum?) and leave the white folks alone to enjoy their ski trips?

    williakz

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  12. Discontinuing production was obviously necessary for the brand’s image in the long run, but it also has the unfortunate and unintended effect of creating a shortage and increasing the status-value of the coat among the youths (and they’re unable to monetize this, to boot).

    anon

    November 12, 2013 at EST pm

  13. I would like to state — for the record — that I couldn’t care less about this stupid, ugly coat.

    peterike

    November 13, 2013 at EST am

  14. Surely it is not cold enough in NYC to wear a big down parka like that. You’d get much too hot. You only need a coat like that when it is really cold–below zero degrees F.

    Rosenmops

    November 13, 2013 at EST am

    • The wind chill has brought us down into the teens for the last few days.

      Renault

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

      • I’m wearing a down jacket INSIDE my house at this very moment. The wind chill, especially if you’re close to the water, is brutal.

        toomanyspiders

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

    • I wear a coat like that in DC (warmer than NYC). Actually my go to coat in dec/jan down here is a Canada goose which is even warmer than marmots for the most part.

      some of us are just not built for this type of cold.

      uatu

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

    • With wind chill it can feel close to 0 and often feels close to 10. Keep in mind also that poor NYCers spend a lot of time waiting outside for public transportation, and loitering.

      toomanyspiders

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

  15. Personally, I cry foul. No industry like the fashion industry so prefers street cred, and knows well that street cred is the golden litmus test for profitability. The closest contender might be the music industry. Even some branches of publishing vie for street cred. So while this company might give lip service to not wanting to be associated with ghetto thugs, I’m sure they were basking in it up to the point of murders taking place over their products. Am I the only one reading “marmot” as a warcraft reference?

    toomanyspiders

    November 13, 2013 at EST pm

    • Yes, you are the only one. To the rest of us, marmots are a large, furry rodents.

      As for the fashion industry, Marmot, like Patagonia, North Face, REI, Mountain Hardware, Moonstone, Arc’teryx, (let me know when I can stop), Metolius, Ibex… is in the outdoors sporting industry. Marmot’s specific case, they go back to the 1970’s, pre-dating all but maybe Gary Gygax.

      Portlander

      November 13, 2013 at EST pm

      • REI was producing their own brand name gear in the early 70s, maybe earlier. And selling it out of a single (?) store in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Don’t recall if they were producing clothes.

        Curle

        November 13, 2013 at EST pm

      • Sorry, I meant all warcraft references. Obviously Marmot wasn’t the first outdoors outfitter; after all, wasn’t Eddie Bauer outfitting Hillary and Mallory? Or was that A&F? And obviously there are companies pre-dating those two.

        As far as the early 70’s, out-of-Cali cohort of which Marmot belong, I have no idea where they fall except they probably weren’t the first there either.

        Cheers.

        Portlander

        November 14, 2013 at EST pm

    • I was a full thirteen paragraphs into the article before they dropped this shocker on the reader “Behrman said he believes the assaults are part of a disturbing game by some African-American teens.” Who’d of thunk it?

      Curle

      November 14, 2013 at EST am

  16. This afternoon my 2nd grader told me the biggie marmot story in detail. Apparently her CS teacher– who’s been teaching as long as I’ve been alive– decided to use it as an impromptu cautionary tale in the classroom.

    toomanyspiders

    November 16, 2013 at EST pm


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