The ski slopes would seem at first to be an unlikely source of style inspiration. But by combining traditional tailoring elements with performance specs, Alps & Meters is flipping the equation for slope style on its head. The brand draws inspiration from an unlikely discovery by founder Lou Joseph—himself an avid skier. While exploring a mountain town during his many travels, Joseph stumbled upon a vintage ski sweater in an old shop, and was immediately smitten with producing the modern-day equivalent.
The Shawl Collar Jacket mixes 100 percent lambswool with water-repellant full grain leather patches for reinforcement and eye-catching style. Waterproof utility pockets and a thick shawl collar that’s as functional as it is stylish add a hardy finishing touch to a piece that’ll look just as good in a mountainside bar as it will tearing up the slopes. – $1,095
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