Columbia Is Bringing Back the ’80s Greatest Trend: Obnoxious Skiwear

The original fleece pullover is back, still totally rad

November 16, 2016 9:00 am

The ‘80s were a simpler but infinitely more garish time.

It’s a sentiment best embodied by the gaudy fashions of 1980s skiwear. Y’know, when neon ruled the slopes and DayGlo was man’s go-to long-johns color. Back then, you couldn’t walk down the street without seeing a little touch of off-piste gauche.

Irredeemable as it was, ‘80s fashion is having a moment, and the styles of the slopes are no exception. Columbia has dug into its archives to bring back its original fleece pullover. And somehow, some way, we are so, so into it.

Perhaps it’s escapism. Nostalgia. A return to more relaxed attitudes toward fashion. Or the interplay between good and bad taste that’s led many to more creative, playful looks. Whatever it is, one thing’s for sure: this retro pullover is bangin’.

Available in three colorways, the fleece features the era’s boxy cut and loud color-blocking, standing as a true revival of the brand’s original design.

Grab yours at Columbia. We’ll see you on the slopes.

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