This might be the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever admitted to the internet, but my mother wears leather ski pants. For reals. From far away they’re not so bad, but when you get within fifty feet their sheen is unmistakable. They’re legit [redacted brand] ski pants, but they’re mortifying to be around. I feel like a petulant teenager when I ski with her, all “Moooommm, why are you so embarasssssingggg.” To hopefully persuade her to ditch them (so I can burn them) I’m getting her this North Face pair. Warm, waterproof, and NOT MADE OF SHINY DEAD ANIMAL SKIN.-H.H.