Modern sweaters are nice and all, but sometimes you want to spend your winter days with a little more vintage flair. That’s exactly what you get with Alps & Meters’ Alpine Guide Sweater, a retro-looking garment that’s rigged to provide proper support, whether you’re spending your winter days skiing in the mountains or gallivanting around town.
Billed as “an homage to skiing’s truest form of outerwear,” it’s based on the classic alpine sweaters they’ve been wearing around Norway since the late 19th century. Don’t worry, you won’t look like you raided grandpa’s closet, though, since it’s a style that should pair well with modern winter outfits.
The Alps & Meters Alpine Guide Sweater is cut in a soothing lambswool and durable nylon blend, with a technical knit that’s soft, insulating, and breathable. It’s toasty enough to wear on its own during warmer winter days, all while serving as a form-fitting and bulk-reducing mid-layer when the snow’s coming down. They pair that lambswool and nylon body with British Millerain canvas shoulder panels for sturdier performance, while ribbed elbows improve both the sweater’s mobility and durability. It has two zippered hand pockets and one chest pocket that all repel moisture, ensuring any gear you carry stays dry, while form fitting cuffs sporting thumbholes keep the chilly winter air out.
Available in five colors, the Alps & Meters Alpine Guide Sweater is priced at $325.