It can be tough to look suave in 'boarding gear, as even the classiest Vans are more often worn by people living in them. For mountain-ready clothing that acts its age, check out Aether. An LA outfit from two guys whose coolness is assured by the fact they were producers on Requiem For A Dream, Aether's fresh drop of grown-up snow-wear employs "technologically advanced fabrics in a more sophisticated form" than typically seen in performance gear, though anyone who's seen Richard in Runaway Bride knows there's really no other kind. Brand new outerwear includes a "modernization of the windbreaker" called the Bora Breaker (with an MP3 player sleeve pocket), the misleadingly titled Fall Line made w/ four-way stretch fabric that allows for greater range of motion, and a black/ graphite/ blue vest lined with a lightweight fabric called "ripstop" -- also what Torn's family pleads with him every time they pass a bank together. And because spring's not yet completely sprung, you can still cop heavier duds like the Barrier, with hardcore "construction commonly used in the outdoor sector, but rarely in sportswear", the insulating Space Hoodie with Primaloft lining ("initially developed for the US Special Forces as an alternative to down"), or the dark blue/gray Cloud with an internal phone pocket and detachable hood, effectively proving you can take the hood out of the boy, and that all those rappers were just being stubborn. And for when the mountain turns into a hiking destination, they've got quick-dry swim trunks, and cargo shorts that manage to provide utility without being grossly baggy, meaning you can finally hit the trails without looking like a total Foursquare.