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The Après Ski Style Guide – brought to you by Burton Menswear

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After a hard day hitting the slopes, nothing beats hanging up your skis or snowboard and heading out for some well-earned downtime. Though practical ski wear and snowboarding gear make the grade when you’re mountain side, looking good back down in the resort is a different matter. Whether you’re heading to St. Anton for some table-top dancing or a vin chaud in the chic ski resort of Méribel, Burton have got your après ski essentials sorted including warm winter coats, boots and knitwear so you stay in style when off-piste.

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The Parka

Functional, stylish and practical? It’s impossible to go wrong with a parka – especially in the face of icy cold weather. The utilitarian styling is effortlessly cool while the cosy hood will keep you warm as you make your way from bar to bar. Pair with blue denim jeans for a casual edge or team with smarter trousers if you’re rubbing shoulders with the skiing elite. This versatile outerwear item is a piece that you’re sure to go back to again and again, long after your ski break is over.

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A warm, woolly knit is an essential winter warmer that definitely deserves a place in your après ski wardrobe. Thick cable knit cardigans or Fair Isle jumpers provide insulation and are heavy on style with an Alpine look that works on or off the slopes. On your way out? Throw on a lightweight Harrington jacket over your chunky jumper – easily removed to avoid overheating when you’re back indoors and getting your groove on. For a sleeker look, take a leaf out of 007’s book and pull on a slick polo neck over your base layer. Keep it simple in minimal black that looks as good with dark denim as it does with trousers.

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If a few Jägertees are on the agenda, swap your ski boots for comfortable yet practical footwear – leave the fluffy moonboots to Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber. Get a grip in some sturdy and durable leather lace-up boots that are more refined than your usual rugged hiking boots. Seriously stylish, these will keep your feet warm and dry, no matter where the night takes you.

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While trusty performance salopettes are essential for a challenging day of conquering the mountain, change the pace as the night draws in with some joggers. Tapping into the latest sports luxe trend, these bottoms are comfy without being scruffy. Wear with a warm down jacket layered over a shirt and ribbed jumper for an effortless look with a sporty edge.

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