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29-OCT-2006 Dave Beedon and Joe Tripod

Fashion model in the morning

The location of this stunning fashion display is a grass-covered alluvial fan across the valley from massive Notch Peak in west-central Utah. The man, whose identity will not be revealed to protect the innocent, is modeling contemporary sleepwear and campwear early in the morning. From top to bottom, the elements are: a dull-colored knit cap carefully crafted from a bland blend of wool and acrylic fibers; a fleece vest of teal polyester from the L. L. Bean collection; under the vest is a zippered turtleneck shirt in red polyester (an early type from the House of Patagonia). Creating a bold contrast are black polyester long johns, designed by the artists at Duofold. Rounding out the ensemble are well-worn black sneakers from the Grunge Collection by Footwear de Rockporte, and generic white cotton socks provided by J. C. Penney.

The presence of headphones establishes a modern-day context; they are connected to a concealed MP3 player, something essential to any fashion statement. The dark thing in the model's right hand is a wad of S&H Green Stamps with which the model was bribed to facilitate this performance.

Joe Tripod, my photographic assistant, suppressed a laugh in order to record this event.

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Lee G17-Jun-2014 05:13
Good fashion never goes out of style, you still rock the campsite runway, Dave.
1moremile22-Nov-2013 00:08
The Kinks sang Dedicated Follower of Fashion.
Dave Beedon22-Sep-2011 18:07
Tom, do you own stock in J.C. Penney?
Tom Briggs19-Sep-2011 21:22
It's the socks, Dave, that set this ensemble apart.
Dave Beedon08-Mar-2011 08:34
Lee, I know you are a "dedicated follower of fashion" (who sang that?), so it pleases me to know that you care enough to look forward to seeing another forward-looking ensemble. However, it will be difficult to top the design shown in this photo.
Lee G08-Mar-2011 05:39
We're waiting for the Moab 2011 Spring Fashion show, Dave.
Dave Beedon21-Jan-2010 00:13
What is this world coming to? I post a serious study of attire and all I get are a bunch of weird comments. I'm tempted to write a letter of complaint to the PBase staff, but I know it would be ignored. Life is tough but I carry on.
1moremile20-Jan-2010 23:20
You ever see that movie, "Tremors."?
Guest 19-Dec-2009 11:16
You mean, you forced Joe to photograph this? :)
Lee G09-Nov-2008 20:04
Still the best desert diva in Moab.
exzim23-Jul-2008 14:02
Haute Couture on the windswept plains. Paris is trembling. Time laws were put in place to prevent over age modelling.
Guest 13-Jun-2007 17:09
I always liked Devo too Dave
1moremile28-Dec-2006 00:17
Guest 26-Dec-2006 03:12
Stunning it is, and I am stunned beyond words, but I have quickly recovered. Let me just say that you are the new headliner for backpacker chic!
Guest 24-Dec-2006 17:38
ahhh, my eyes are bleeding!
Guest 23-Dec-2006 04:29
Dave it look like "Devo"
John Cooper22-Dec-2006 20:00
WHITE SOCKS, oh my god (and I am an Atheist).
Next step a pink shell suit.
Could you not run this picture through Photoshop and change their colour. As a Christmas present to millions of people, or even thousands, ok hundreds, maybe tens. Alright then just for me.
I feel bad, where is the Drambuie bottle.
Lee G22-Dec-2006 19:35
Was Tripod Joe wearing a coordinated ensemble?
jCross22-Dec-2006 19:24
I know you can't comment in public, but isn't that some sort of "listening gear" nudge nudge, wink wink
Lee G22-Dec-2006 19:14
Thanks for sharing your Desrt Runway Fashion Model outtakes with us Dave. You are a trend setter in desert fashionware. I see you were wearing headphones. Probably listening to Right Said Fred's "I'm too sexy for my myself"
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