Q&A: The Elements of Style
Glen Plake has a very distinctive style. Highly hip, brightly colored clothing and a towering Mohawk are his trademarks, but his penchant for the extreme doesn’t end there. Plake is a veteran extreme skier, a ski film star, and a ski mountaineer that is an icon in the world of skiing.
Plake has also recently been dubbed “The Luckiest Man Alive” by the international press as he miraculously survived a massive avalanche that took the lives of his two team members on Nepal’s Mount Manaslu last September.
Plake has a passion for eyewear. His
Eyecare Business: How many pairs of sunglasses and goggles do you own?
Glen Plake: I have eight pair that I keep at my home in Europe and about 10 at my home in the U.S.
EB: What type of sunglass styles suit your personality/lifestyle best?
Plake: My favorite is the Julbo Bivouak with the Zebra lens. The Bivouak has magnetic
EB: How would you describe your own personal style?
Plake: “Mountain style with an attitude.”
EB: Do you wear sunwear for fun/style as well as performance?
Plake: Yes, I wear it for both. With what I do, I require the performance and I dig the style.
EB: What type of styling/colors do you like the best?
Plake: My style preferences come and go, but usually I like bright, neon, and metallic colorways the best.