1. You think a pair of black thermal leggings is formal wear. Why bother with dress pants, corduroy skirts, and fancy nylons when all you need to survive is comfortable, warm clothing? To be fair, you do look out of place when you go to the city, but frankly, you don’t give a damn, because you won’t be staying there for long.
2. You have a membership card at REI or MEC, or both. You know where to get good gear.