Alps & Meters
During the 1920s, skiing evolved from practical mode of winter travel to one of winter recreation. Having adopted many of the wardrobe presentations from the en vogue street fashions of the times, ski skirts were the standard attire until the 20s when trousers were adopted, matching the straight lines and trim fitting elements of tailor-made sportswear worn by male members of high society. In a collision of trends, and a growing passion for skiing, designers of the times embraced the specialized creation of sportswear developing practical garments with a streamlined cut, allowing for enhanced range of motion and sleek, sophisticated comfort.
It is in recognition and appreciation of such tailored sportswear garment innovation that Alps & Meters has designed the Twenties Trouser. Elegant, simple, and bold, the trouser is cut from a luxurious Italian stretch merino wool with windproof and waterproof protection for the traditional skier who appreciates the integrity and comfort of classic styling and construction.
Ultra luxe 400g stretch water-repellent merino wool face fabric from Reda Italy, backed with protective waterproof, breathable membrane providing ultimate softness, waterproofing/windproofing, and warmth
Traditional Alpine Fit
Straight, tapered leg fit evokes timeless sportswear
Quality & Durability
Full grain, waterproof leather boot panels
Dry & Protected
Interior waterproof membrane and performance four way stretch moisture wicking lining with stretch inner waist and boot gaiters to provide comfortable snow seal
Cut for Comfort
Tailored flair design and side zips allow for over-boot wearability
Designed by Tradition
The Alps & Meters Twenties Trouser is an authentic and elegant alpine sportswear product marrying the classic sensibilities of skiwear’s early methods of making, clean cut lines, and simplicity of purpose with modern protective technologies. Combining classic trouser construction techniques and fit characteristics, a natural wool blend face fabric, and modern wind proof-water proof membrane, the Twenties Trouser is an elegant Forged Performance style ideally suited to the sophisticated skier. Influenced by the first “tailor-made” skiwear of the early 20th century and its dedication to pure functional design without embellishment, this unique pant evokes an emotional connection to the purity of winter sport and the originality that accompanied an approach to skiwear design which discarded all but the essential elements of total function and comfort.
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