Alps and Meters Ski Sweaters
Since the brands inception Alps & Meters has had the mission to build a modern ski wear brand set on a group of traditional values that reflect their clearly deep appreciation for authentic alpine sports. The culture, the stories, and the products reflect the nostalgic, timeless and rich experiences that we enjoy in mountains and ski towns around the world. Alps & Meters’ creative philosophy is designed to fuse traditional garment construction methods with natural materials and contemporary technologies.
The original Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol relied on knitwear long before Gore-Te for warmth and protection. An authentic piece at the center of the new Alps and Meters ski wear collection is celebrating the history of the National Ski Patrol. For this they have created the Patrol Knit, a ski sweater crafted from fine Italian merino yarn and British Millerain waxed cotton. This design captures the performance and comfort of traditional patrol sweaters, and so much of what we love about rustic ski clothing. The classic V-neck and British Millerain waxed cotton paneling deliver a classic garment presentation, coupled with attributes of timeless quality and durability.
Alps & Meters products are inspired by tradition and a desire to create iconic pieces that reflect a desire to fuse the old world with the new. Each ski jacket and pant is built to adhere to timeless aesthetic values with modern performance attributes that create a contemporary expression of traditional alpine sportswear.
Timeless methods of making ski sweaters such as knitting and tailored construction techniques are combined with the very best natural materials from storied mills and tanneries from around the world. Alps & Meters’ products revisit the beauty and sturdiness of classic silhouettes with the intent of providing the highest levels of taste and craftsmanship.
Equipping the modern skier with a first class kit of tailored ski sweaters that forge performance products with a philosophy that fuses classic garment construction methods. The result is a high quality sweater made with natural materials and contemporary technologies to deliver first class fit and protection.
The word “Alps” transports you to majestic mountain ranges that are snow filled slopes and covered with evergreen trees and cable cars. Memories of and warm après celebrations and exhilarating ski runs. “Meters” was chosen for its powerful double meaning: referring to the height and majesty of the mountains and also the unit of measure on vintage yellow tape used by garment tailors to produce apparel of exceptional fit and workmanship.
The Alps & Meters Touring Henley for men is a form-fitting base layer piece that wicks sweat and features a traditional henley collar. With four-way stretch panels to accommodate ski carry and additional wear and tear from a pack. This piece looks so good you will want to wear it on and off the slopes.
The Alps & Meters Women’s Ski Race Knit is a European ski race sweaters worn by pioneering female slalom skiers. Reborn as a sweater forged with modern performance material complexion and combining soft cashmere-merino blend and a traditional graphic treatment, this piece represents the pure romance of ski racing from both the past and present.