Monarch Jacket W
Alps & Meters
Royal families have been making annual ski trips since mountain resorts became commercially viable. Much like hunting and tennis, skiing's dignified character provided a sporting outlet suitable for the royal image, and its relatively exclusive nature contributed to its glamorous image. Nobility, royalty, and celebrities sought to retain the same elegant, striking clothing on the slopes, especially amidst the expansion of photography as a medium. However, skiing required these upscale garments to incorporate a degree of functionality. The resulting products incorporated the best fabrics available, while the designs took inspiration from mens suiting with a feminine twist. The Alps & Meters Monarch Jacket projects the same class and style on the slopes as they do in town. Drawing inspiration from ski attire worn by the likes of Grace Kelly and Princess Alexandra of Greece, the Monarch Jacket creates an air of nostalgia without compromising on performance.
Wool blend exterior with durable water repellent coating
Quality & Durability
Full grain water repellent leather shoulder panels and front pocket flaps provide long-lasting durability
Dry & Protected
Responsibly-sourced 800 fill power goose down insulation, waterproof membrane and performance powder skirt keep the elements at bay
Designed for Safety
High visibility emergency lining with reflective logos
Cut for Comfort
Zippered underarm venting provides ventilation
Water resistant exterior pockets at chest and waist designed for ease of access and dry storage
Helmet compatible hood for enhanced weather protection
Designed by Tradition
Inspired by the simple, tailored, elegance seen on the refined female skiers of the early to mid 20th century, the Monarch Jacket provides women the perfect blend of nostalgic style and modern function.
The famous photographer's aim to capture "attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things" naturally found its way to iconic locations such as Gstaad and Zermatt.
Refined Racing: Knitwear through the decades
These female pioneers shaped modern day skiing (and did it with style, precision and power), with knitwear playing an integral part in their athletic attire and après ski uniforms.