Winter Recess

New-school technical pieces look after the serious business of snowbound fun, while playing nice with the classics of cold-weather style

THE CORE: On him, the wool-and-leather ARMO jacket ($1,200) from RLX BY RALPH LAUREN fits snug underneath a parka; combine VICTORINOX's LOCH DOWN jacket ($225) and dressy OSLO pants ($155), made from water- and wind-resistant nylon soft-shell material, for head-to-toe warmth; BONFIRE's OPTIC 3-IN-1 gloves ($89) wrap a waterproof-breathable polyester-insulated shell around a separate leather liner suited for tactical maneuvers. On her, SIERRA DESIGNS' FORM ergonomically cut ski pants ($120) fit the body's curves.

Ralph Lauren, Victorinox, Bonfire, Sierra Designs, The North Face, Banana Republic, GAP
Bonfire, Hi-Tec, Sorel Caribou, Victorinox, Nautica, Timberland, Bakoda, Diesel, Smartwool, Spiewak
Sorel Caribou, Sierra Designs, Bonfire, Hi-Tec, Smartwool, Diesel, Banana Republic, Victorinox, Nautica, GAP
Timberland, Victorinox, Diesel
Sierra Designs, Sorel Caribou, Bonfire, The North Face, By Ralph Lauren, Victorinox, Timberland, Redfeather, Banana Republic

THE CASUAL: On him, polyester beanie ($25) by SIERRA DESIGNS; wool ribbed sweater ($50) by THE NORTH FACE. On her, wool-and-rayon hat ($58) by BANANA REPUBLIC; lamb's-wool-and-faux-fur hoodie ($68) and reversible faux-fur-and-nylon vest ($68) by GAP; wool gloves, stylist's own.

THE CORE: Left, on him, the washed-denim look of BONFIRE's BALANCE nylon snowboarding pants ($170) belies their waterproof-breathable functionality; Thinsulate lining and flexible eVent waterproofing help make HI-TEC's NOREASTER boot ($120) feel more like a hiker and less like a stiff ski boot. On her, SOREL CARIBOU boots ($100) will keep toes cozy to 40 degrees below zero.
THE CASUAL: Left, on him, cotton dress shirt ($80) by VICTORINOX; lamb's-wool crewneck sweater ($158) by NAUTICA; insulated cotton corduroy jacket ($148) by TIMBERLAND. On her, cashmere-and-acrylic beanie ($20) by BAKODA; denim jeans ($150) by DIESEL; wool gloves ($15) by SMARTWOOL; wool scarf and wool sweater, stylist's own.
THE CORE MEETS THE CASUAL: Right, rugged military-grade polyester satin parka with polyester insulation ($240) by SPIEWAK.

THE CORE: On her, SOREL CARIBOU boots ($100) are waterproof and lined with a removable felt liner to keep the fire lit in her feet. On him, the 500-fill down QUARTZ vest ($100) by SIERRA DESIGNS fits under a parka or over a burly sweater; BONFIRE's BALANCE nylon snowboarding pants ($170) insulate around the joints to help keep them warm, as do its OPTIC 3-IN-1 gloves ($89); HI-TEC's NOREASTER boots ($120) use lightweight EVA cushioning in the sole to add comfort.
THE CASUAL: On her, lamb's-wool hoodie ($68) and toggle jacket ($85) by GAP; denim jeans ($150) by DIESEL; wool gloves ($15) by SMARTWOOL; cashmere hat, model's own; vintage wool sweater, stylist's own. On him, faux-fur-lined hat ($88) by BANANA REPUBLIC; cotton dress shirt ($80) by VICTORINOX; lamb's-wool crewneck sweater ($158) by NAUTICA.

THE CORE: Don't call the SNORKEL jacket ($248), from TIMBERLAND, a canvas barn coat—its waterproof-breathable polyester shell and PrimaLoft insulation make it a bona fide winter necessity; the same can be said about the super-soft glove leather swaddling your feet in TIMBERLAND's TRAIL VISION MID waterproof hiking boots.
THE CASUAL: Wool sweater ($145) by VICTORINOX; denim jeans ($150) by DIESEL; wool gloves, stylist's own.

THE CORE: Left, from left: On her, SIERRA DESIGNS' FORM waterproof-breathable nylon ski pants ($120) keep you dry in powder or spring slush; SOREL CARIBOU boots ($100) mean toasty-warm feet. On him, BONFIRE's FILTER waterproof polyester jacket ($250) protects the down insulation from getting wet, their lightweight nylon PARTICLE snowboard pants ($100) are ideal for warmer spring boarding days, and the OPTIC 3-IN-1 gloves ($89) slide a stylish leather liner into an insulated winter glove; THE NORTH FACE's TAHOE LACE boots ($85) come lined with PrimaLoft insulation so feet stay warm even when wet. On snowshoer, the wool-and-leather ARMO jacket ($1,200) from RLX BY RALPH LAUREN has nine chest pockets for all your stuff; VICTORINOX's polyester OSLO pants ($155) shed water and block freezing winds; BONFIRE's OPTIC 3-IN-1 gloves ($89) are your fingers' best friends; winter trail-running shoes never felt as cozy as TIMBERLAND's SNOW LIZARD INSULATED MID boots ($100); and the clear plastic decks on REDFEATHER's FREEDOM SERIES snowshoes ($149) let you see what you're stomping on.
THE CASUAL: On her, wool-and-rayon hat ($58) by BANANA REPUBLIC; lamb's-wool-and-faux-fur hoodie ($68), reversible faux-fur-and-nylon vest ($68), and angora-nylon-and-lamb's-wool scarf ($35) by GAP; wool gloves, stylist's own. On snowshoer, polyester beanie ($25) by SIERRA DESIGNS; wool ribbed sweater ($50) by THE NORTH FACE.
RIGHT: Same clothes as on page 4; leather belt, stylist's own.

WHERE TO FIND IT:
Bakoda, 206-762-2955, www.northwave.com; Banana Republic, 888-277-8953, www.bananarepublic.com; Bonfire, 800-654-2668, www.bonfiresnowboarding.com; Diesel, 877-433-4373, www.diesel.com; Gap, 800-427-7895, www.gap.com; Hi-Tec, 800-521-1698, www.hi-tec.com; J.Crew, 800-562-0258, www.jcrew.com; Nautica, 877-628-8422, www.nautica.com; Redfeather Snowshoes, 800-525-0081, www.redfeather.com; RLX by Ralph Lauren, 888-475-7674, www.polo.com; Sierra Designs, 800-635-0461, www.sierradesigns.com; Smartwool, 800-550-9665, www.smartwool.com; Sorel, 877-508-6050, www.sorel.com; Spiewak, 800-223-6850, www.spiewak.com; The North Face, 800-447-2333, www.thenorthface.com; Timberland, 800-445-5545, www.timberland.com; Victorinox, 888-658-0717, www.swissarmy.com

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