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SLOPE STYLE WITH ASOS 4505 AND THE NORTH FACE

January 10, 2019

Whether you’re a self-confessed planker (skiier) or a veteran boarder, your ski look needs to meet the demands of your frozen playground as well as the all-important après-ski sesh afterwards. Serving up ice-cold looks in weather-blocking tech fabrics, below are two 'fits from ASOS 4505 and The North Face for some post-slope, gear inspo. It's not all about looks though, the gear was put to the test on location by professional Mogul Skiier Marius Bourdette, he explains his reasons to move below too.
A picture of a man skiiing wearing a tie-dye ski suit by ASOS 4505. Available on ASOS.

ASOS 4505

For big throwback vibes, it doesn’t get much better than tie dye. Let’s face it, it’s not every day you get to channel sun-drenched beach style as you're carving up the black run. Marius here put the ski jacket and pants combo through its paces by perfecting his Mogul technique on the slopes. The result: a blur of kaleidoscopic vibes. If the tie-dye two-piece is a bit much for your tastes, try the jacket or pants as a standalone with plainer ski gear for a stripped-back take on the more-is-more look.
A picture of a man skiiing wearing a tie-dye ski suit by ASOS 4505. Available on ASOS.

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Apart from channeling skiwear’s bold-is-best aesthetic, the jacket and pants also come with that all-important weatherproofing to keep Marius dry and comfortable on the slopes. Both pieces are cut in a relaxed shape — ideal for that slalom technique — while a waterproof outer layer and taped seams on the inside keep any snow or sleet storms at bay. Excess heat is released through the fabric’s breathable design and underarm zip vents can be opened to keep Marius chill after working up a sweat.
A picture of a man wearing a ski jacket and ski pants by The North Face. Both available on ASOS.

The North Face

You may know it as the coveted, Supreme-collaborating streetwear label, but The North Face is, at heart, an activewear brand. With a range of bold ski separates, you can take its urban-centric looks straight to the slopes. The Decendit jacket and Presena snow pants both use TNF’s DryVent technology. It's a justifiably fancy term for the fabric's waterproof and breathable design, so, Marius can train all day free from weather-induced worries. Nailing PB's is hard work but luckily, the fabric's breathability keeps Marius cool in, well, cooler conditions.
A picture of a man in a snowball fight wearing the Denali fleece and a logo beanie by The North Face. Available at ASOS.

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That snowball fight might look like fun, but it's a serious weatherproofing test in disguise, trust. Thankfully, TNF’s Denali fleece passed with flying (purple and black) colors. Marius could laugh the barrage off in style with the warming fleece working as a cold-blocking baselayerAlternatively, use the Denali for showing off some added streetwear-influenced steez when you’re kicking back at the après-ski with your pals. Just leave out the story of you face-planting on the blue run, yeah?

Here's what Marius had to say about his reasons to move:

 

When did you start skiing? 
I started skiing when I was only 14 months old and started moguls skiing at 12, after 7 years of slalom skiing.

 

Who inspires you? 
Someone who's inspires me is Casey Andringa an American athlete, he performed the first cork 10 driver grab at the Olympics in Korea.

 

What tips do you have for people struggling to get motivated? 
If I had to give any tips for someone struggling to get motivated, I'll tell them: have you ever felt the feeling of pride that comes with successfully achieving something you’ve never done before? If the answer is no, then get up and move yourself!

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