High West Touring Oxford

$220.00

5 reviews

The 30’s 40’s and 50’s were decades of smart wardrobes comprised collared shirts, knitwear, and woolen trousers that differed in only a minor manner fashion and utility of the times. Adopted by the working class for its warm, quick-drying, and hard wearing characteristics, corduroy as a fabric was carried on from its traditional military origins to the mountains where its respected workwear status was put to hard use by pioneers clear cutting the first trails of Aspen Mountain, Vail Resort, and other soon-to-be world class ski destinations in the Western United States. A vintage textile pre-dating the 18th century, corduroy is a natural cotton derivative with a ribbed surface nap and underlying weave whose twisted fibers lie in parallel “cords” to form the cloths exceptional tensile strength, texture, and abrasion resistance. Revisiting corduroy as a long-forgotten fabric technology, Alps & Meters has designed the Touring Oxford High West with a classic 8 wale cord presentation, formerly the favorite of settlers, cowboys, and alpine sportsmen alike. Built with sturdy old-world qualities, tailored elements, and an innovative Tencel blend enhancing its moisture wicking properties , this stylish shirt provides comfort and protection for travel to, up, and down mountain peaks around the world.

Color: Henna
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Features & Benefits

Warm, Dry, & Protected

Natural, 100% cotton 8 wale corduroy. Classic construction and fit designed for total touring comfort.

Maximum Utility

Water resistant front chest pocket for easy access and dry storage.

Quality & Durability

Reinforced corduroy shoulders and elbows for maximum durability. Classic Oxford design inspired by traditional alpine sportswear of the High West.

The Story

During the early 20th century, skiing became the infatuation of gentlemen intrigued by the wonderful novelty and sliding on snow. In its transition from an efficient mode of winter transportation to exciting new recreational activity, skiers of the era, beyond a pair of leather boots and wooden skis, took little time to modify their head-to-toe wardrobes for use on-mountain.

The 30s, 40s and 50s were decades of smart wardrobes comprised of posh layers of collared shirts, knitwear, and woolen trousers that differed in only a minor manner from the high street fashions of the times. Within the alpine sports clubs of the day, classic skiing ensembles often included an oxford shirt with cuffed sleeves which conveyed skiing’s then leisurely nature and the handsome appearance of its well-to-do enthusiasts.

Designed by Tradition

Honoring the pioneers and trailblazers who built the American ski industry in the West, Alps & Meters built a sturdy, hard-wearing version of the classic Touring Oxford crafted from rugged, water-repellent corduroy.

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Reviewed by James B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

LOVE IT

Super well made and slim fitted but not too tight. My only complaint is Alps and Meters is out of stock on so many items.

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Durable and Will Age Well

+Durable

+Color

- Button size (small)

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Reviewed by patrick w.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Touring Oxford

Such a great shirt! Superb quality. Smooth & soft feel. An instant favorite.

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Reviewed by Chris B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Great product

Really impressed with the new touring shirt. Third item I have bought from Alps and Meters. All super!

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Reviewed by Stephen A.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Heavy weight, though fairly fitted

I love the flannel shirts from A&M, so I jumped on this corduroy alternative. The sizing seems a bit more fitted than other A&M shirts I've purchased--an athletic fit, really. Just be aware of this, because with heavy-weight corduroy (especially with the reinforcement panels) there isn't as much stretch as the other shirts.

Like other A&M shirts, the collar tends to be fairly large (size large is almost 17") and a bit on the shorter side. A matter of taste, but this feature makes it a little difficult to size up, so be aware.

Overall, I love the look of this item. The blue is a rich dark color, which looks great if you don't have a pet with light colored fur. Lol, you can even see the horse hair on the model's shirt on the website so I know it's not just me.

Size purchased: Large

6'2", 190 lbs, suit size 41L

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