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Whether you’re mountain biking at your local ski area, headed to a ski movie premiere, or just stuck inside your office waiting for the flakes to fly, you need to dress sharp while making sure everyone knows you’re a skier. One way to do that is to wear clothing from companies that care about skiing. These are four of our new favorite shirts to get you through the golden autumn doldrums, and you’ll probably wear them into winter, especially if you can’t spend every day in Gore-Tex on snow.
Stio Eddy Shirt
The founder of Jackson, Wyo.-based Stio claims to have only worn this shirt as a baselayer and for nightlife tomfoolery during a weeklong European hut-to-hut ski tour. He would tour in it all day, skiing amongst the stunning peaks of the Alps, and then party all night wearing the Eddy in rowdy European mountain villages. We weren’t there, but based on our tests so far, we believe him. Featuring wind and water-resistant Conflux fabric and a 50+ UPF rating for sun protection, the Eddy can hold up to some serious outdoor abuse, but its pearl snaps, slick print and modified shirttail hem means it can also be ready to go for date night, too. Just make sure you shower between the mountains and the club. [$129, stio.com]
Helly Hansen Crew Sweater
Headed to a ski movie premiere this fall? Sweet, us too. When you leave the theater after the show, you’re going to be extra hungry for winter, and the air will feel just a little chillier than you expect. Be prepared and wear a sweet Helly Hansen Crew sweater to the show, showing the crowd just how ready you are for things to get even colder in the near future. The 100-percent cotton is super soft, and the Heritage logo is sure to turn heads every time you wear it. [$90, hellyhansen.com]
Flylow Handlebar Shirt
The guys at Flylow hid a bunch of awesome technology in this handsome synthetic flannel. The Handlebar is made to be worn on autumn trails and during spring backcountry missions, and fits in nicely at your local après watering hole, too. The entirely polyester shirt features Duraflex snap buttons and a work-shirt style cut, making it look at home when you get the tuning bench out to prep the skis for opening day, as well as in the liftline on closing day when the trails are calling but you’re just not quite done with the snow. [$90, flylow.com]
Dakota Grizzly Ferris
Sometimes you don’t need a ton of tech, and you just want to look sharp for a night out or a midday meeting before ditching work early for some fun outside. That’s where the Dakota Grizzly Ferris shirt comes in. This classy cotton flannel features beveled cat-eye buttons and chamois accents that keep things classy and always super comfy. You’ll look like a true mountain man wearing this flannel, whether you grew up on a high-altitude ranch, or if you just arrived in Park City for your first winter in the mountains after growing up in Connecticut. [$64, dakotagrizzly.com]