How to Dress For Apres Ski Without Looking Like a Newb

Your après ski style icons should consist solely of Steve McQueen and 007, not the rich douche in classic ’80s ski movies (though there’s always a time and a place for that kind of an outfit). We’re here to help guide you to great apparel for going out after a day on the slopes.

No, your ski pants are not acceptable.

Slip on these 13 classic, performance-built pieces that will keep you comfortable while looking dapper, even with a goggle sunburn and crusty mountain hair.

Duer Fireside Denim Jeans – $159
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Our favorite modern jean that you can actually move around and cycle to work in, Duer just released a new fleece-lined denim they say is 30 percent warmer than standard denim. That means you can rock up to the lodge in a pair of Lakeshore wash jeans instead of swishy ski pants and still not freeze your cajones off. The Fireside Denim still packs Duer’s high-stretch performance and maintains a thin profile because the fleece is interwoven into the fabric, whereas most fleece is glued on.

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Filson Mackinaw Wool Field Pants – $285
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Made of natural water-repellent and breathable virgin wool, the Mackinaw pants by Filson remind us of an updated version of grandpa pants … which we love. Rough but classy, they’re well-built, warm, and easy to move around in. The wide leg accommodates boots, but the leg-style is straight. Yep, those are suspender buttons. Filson made these workwear pants for the field, but now that workwear is stylish we’re taking them for après ski whiskey.

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United By Blue Langford Sweater – $88
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Have you ever seen such a handsome sweater? United By Blue updated the classic crewneck with 100 percent organic cotton to eliminate any uncomfortable itchy fabric synonymous with après ski sweaters. But it still keeps the cold away from your chest. We’re into the olive colorway and love the Saddle shoulder detail.

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The North Face Men’s Morph Vest – $199
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Straight up, vests are the perfect après ski pieces because you can throw one over a basic Merino or baselayer and instantly you’re dressed up (and warm). We dig the Morph Vest by The North Face because it’s wind protective, not too heavy, slim-fit, and can be packed down if things really heat up at the bar.

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Fjallraven Ovik Re-Wool Shirt LS – $160
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The burliest badasses (like this bear hunter) trust Fjallraven for fashion with tons of function and you should too, especially on freezing winter nights walking to the bar with tired post-ski muscles. The Ovik Re-Wool Shirt is a classic wool button-down that’ll keep you warm walking to the bar and cool sitting inside. Ovik is also made of recycled wool with recycled polyester buttons so points for sustainability. Catching a chill? Flip up the collar and fasten around the neck. This piece only comes in dark, clean colors so don’t even think about buying one in purple.

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The North Face Men’s Campshire Vest – $99
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Yes, another vest by The North Face, but we love the Campshire because it’s cozy AF and sometimes you need that after a day on the mountain. If you’re itching to bring in pops of color to your après ski look, do it with this ultra-warm Sherpa fleece. Campshire also adds a dash of rustic mountain style that feels organic and relaxed, so that you can drink comfortably, my friend.

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Nau Nazca Alpaca Sweater – $265
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Unless you’re planning on outfit repeating like a chump, grab a few apres ski sweaters that won’t make you look like an 80s ski movie villain, like this Nazca Alpaca Sweater by the ever-cool Nau. The neckline is hella McQueen and takes its styling from British commando sweaters from WWII. Aesthetically, it’s a burly sweater, but the hand-feel is super soft. Overlays at the shoulder and cuffs keep the construction durable so no, you won’t have to buy multiple.

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Icebreaker Men’s Tabi Cool-Lite Cardigan – $130
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Notice a theme with the greys, tans, and black? The key to not looking like a goon at après ski is keeping your pieces classic, versatile, and performance-oriented. Take this Icebreaker cardigan for example; it’s a timeless cool-weather staple with a relaxed fit and rocks Cool-Lite fabric (a hybrid of merino wool and TENCEL wood fiber) for softness and temperature regulation. Bonus: It’s odor resistant, in case you forgot deodorant after a heavy day of shredding. Pair with a simple white tee.

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Lululemon Nexus Bomber – $328
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So your friends want to visit a swanky joint and you’re looking like shit after grinding runs. Throw on the artsy, fashion-forward (and reversible!) Nexus Bomber from Lululemon Mens. Created as a “transitional piece” to take on different temperature ranges, Nexus’ urban appeal translates well to elegant or modern après ski haunts. Lightly insulated and water-repellant on both sides, a closer look shows a vogue “tidal dye” wash and wrinkle texture. Or reverse and wear the jacket in solid.

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Adidas Outdoor Lite Down Hoodie – $159
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A puffy that doesn’t make you feel like the Michelin Man, the Lite Down Hoodie by Adidas Outdoor delivers lots of warmth in a small, light jacket that has a unique and cool insulation knit pattern. Actually, these Conextbaffles stable down chambers are connected without using additional threads which makes the piece better at repelling water and wind. This is one of those always-in-style, performs-for-ages jackets you can wear in a ritzy cocktail lounge or mountain town dive bar.

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United By Blue Ragg Wool Gloves with Leather – $42
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You 100 percent need to swap your ski mittens with these made-in-the-USA Ragg Wool Gloves with handy leather grip on the palm. Ragg wool is your new BFF because it traps heat while repelling water. The leather is genuine, durable deerskin so try not rubbing them at the bar or you’ll creep out prospective snow bunnies.

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Patagonia Recycled Duckbill Hat – $49
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It’s hard to flash your personal style when the weather’s nasty and you’re exhausted. Make it easy by throwing on the Patagonia Recycled Duckbill for a dash of uniqueness amid the sea of sweaters and hot toddies. While you’re outside, let the flaps down so the weather-resistant polyurethane-coated 100 percent nylon shell protects your ears, and tie them up at the bar for a traditional cap look.

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Sorel Men’s Cheyanne II Chelsea Boot – $145
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Don’t mess with shoelaces (your arms are sore from falling down the hill), slip on these Sorel Men’s Chelsea Boots which are both the best snow shoes we’ve ever had and a secretly versatile après ski boot. The simple design is low-profile and has outdoorsman tones without being a full-on outside shoe. You’ll thank us for slip-on later.

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Danner Vertigo 917 – $200
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Après ski is basically cold-weather urban exploring. We went from the mountain to the bar and need performance elements like a Vibram midsole and outside, and waterproof Gore-Tex liner, coupled with cool looks like a modernized hiker silhouette and full-grain leather. Meet Danner’s Vertigo 917, the boot that has it all.

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