Best of the Best 2012: Men's Fashion: High-Tech Sportswear: RLX Ralph Lauren

RLX Ralph Lauren has grown from a collection of stylish sports gear to a full-blown line of apparel and accessories designed to meet even professional athletes’ demands. For its high-performance gear, the company invests in research on construction methods that use high-tech materials. One result: this nylon ski jacket (right, $795), which offers protection on the slopes and style in the lodge. (888.475.7674, www.ralphlauren.com)

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