Alps & Meters founder Lou Joseph is a man inspired by the style-focused ski gear of the midcentury. Like Joseph, we all want natural fibers and high-quality garments, but at the same time, we don’t necessarily want to look like we just stepped out of a period film. His brand pulls from the nostalgia to make modern ski wear with natural fabrics such as waxed canvas, leather and down.
Alps & Meters cleverly pulls from the past without losing out on performance, and without missing a fresh take. We’ve curated a few looks to get you through pre-ski, on the slope, and of course, a much-loved winter activity, après-ski.
Pre-ski might mean walking from your Land Rover to the coffee shop or hanging out at your chalet early morning. Either way, it’s a time you want to lean into feeling cozy and not skimp on style. Alps & Meters Classic Waffle, Alpine Winter Trouser and Alpine Sports Cap are perfectly refined. The waffle is 100% lambswool — so it offers insulation as well as wicking — but with a timeless look and feel while the trouser is made of a wool-blend with water repellent coating so it functions just as well off-piste as it does on.
On the Slopes
Alps & Meters definitely provides apparel that’s reminiscent of simpler days. You can glide down the slopes in gear that’s just as easy to walk around town in and not miss out on any of the tech needed for a comfortable day skiing. The Alpine Guide Sweater combines lambswool with reinforced British Millerain canvas shoulder panels and an ergonomic knit on the elbow. It’s ideally paired with the Alpine Anorak, (it boasts a fortified British Millerain Chera 8 waxed canvas exterior and internal 10k/10k waterproof membrane) and the Alpine Winter Trouser, which will keep you dry all day.
This may possibly be everyone’s favorite time of day. There’s no greater reward after a day in the snow than kicking back by the fire and enjoying a hot drink. The nostalgic Ski Race Knit sweater might be our pick of the season (for the city or the ski lounge), it pairs perfectly well with the Alpine Hooded Vest for early evening drinks and the Shawl Collar Jacket is a warmer go-to for late nights out to the village tavern — it seamlessly mixes lambswool knitwear with leather detailing and modern waterproof technologies.