Alps & Meters
Perhaps the most traditional piece of sport equipment ever created, the Polo shirt has been a staple of the Gentleman Skier’s wardrobe since the late 1800’s where its presence migrated to the mountains from the posh courts of exclusive tennis clubs and the green grass of private polo grounds. A new luxury sportswear essential, Alps & Meters’ Touring Polo draws upon the original innovative intentions of the original polos of the past while offering a unique set of evergreen Forged Performance features and benefits for the sportsman on tour year-round.
Extrafine lightweight Merino yarns provide vital temperature regulation and natural resistance to odor
Woven chest pocket with integrated sleeve for sunglass temple
Knitted sleeve construction allows optimal range of motion
Cut for Comfort
Traditional 3-button placket allows for cooling ventilation
Quality & Durability
Reinforced shoulder panels accommodate ski and pack carry for long-lasting garment durability
"Technical apparel that both looks good and performs during the up and the down" - Gear Patrol
Designed by Tradition
Devised by the well-to-do sportsmen of the 19th and 20th centuries as an alternative to the cumbersome and reserved casual wardrobes worn in early recreational environments of the era, the Polo Shirt, as it came be called, offered users the first series of garment innovations dedicated solely to sports related activities. Short sleeve length and softer jersey knits of pique cotton delivered enhanced comfort while the refinement of its signature classic collar, when upturned, protected the neck from the sun while still adhering to norms of upper crust dress code required of the gentlemen of the day.
Crafted of fine Italian yarns, and possessing tailored details and characteristics, as well as Alps & Meters’ unique “Rising Sun” storage pocket, the Touring Polo is a lightweight, packable shirting compliment to the Gentleman Skier’s travel and worldwide recreational wardrobe.
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