Ask the grocery bagger. Or the bartender. Or the bike mechanic. Or the mayor. In any mountain town, they all say some version of the same thing: “I moved here for the winter. But then summer came, and it was too good to leave.” The old adage is true, and for good reason. Summer is mighty fine living. You’ve got long days, ample sunlight, trails that stretch on forever. Your friends are always up for an adventure. Life can feel stressed and busy, like there’s never enough time to get it all done. But outside on a summer day or night—around a campfire under the stars, floating down the river, or biking along a trail—all those worries fade away. In those moments, you discover what truly matters.
Phil A Shirt / Ditch Pant
For life in the mountains, you need durability but also versatility. The Ditch Pant, made from a tough cotton-spandex blend, is like a work pant you can actually move in. Throw it on with the button-up, collared Phil A Shirt, made from a stretchy, active chambray, and you’re well outfitted for a backyard barbecue or a trek through the woods.
This is a party outfit. That is, if your idea of a party is friends drinking a well-earned beer atop a mountain or around a bonfire by a remote lake. The printed Wild Child Shirt has a festive feel but technical features (like stretch and breathability) and the nylon-spandex Hot Tub 9.5 Short can go for a dunk in a lake and will dry quickly afterward.