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Item code: CH-CSH-HZIP-BLK
Inspired by the luxury après-ski culture of the 50s and 60s, we designed our cashmere alpine half zip in a full rib stitch structure, a slightly higher collar to help keep the neck warm and frame the face, and a deeper zip that goes down to the bottom of the chest, allowing the collar to be fully opened up and flipped down if desired.
In homage to the original ski sweaters, our alpine half zip is made in Scotland using a hefty, thick, 4-ply 100% cashmere yarn from heritage Scottish mill Todd & Duncan, and knitted in an all-over rib stitch structure for extra warmth and resilience.
The modern, slimmer fit gives this sweater an athletic look in line with the aesthetic of old skiing outfits. The style runs small, so we recommend taking one size up from your regular size. Take two sizes up from your regular size for a relaxed look.
The versatility of the alpine half zip means it goes well beyond social events on the slopes, as it can easily be worn with smart trousers and a shirt at the office, or worn with denim and rugged outerwear for a more casual look.
This style runs small. We recommend that you take one size up from your usual size
Please see size guide at the bottom of the page
Tall collar to keep your neck warm and frame the face
Slim modern fit but has a small amount of natural stretch and moulds to body over time
Body of sweater tapers slightly from the chest down to the hem to give a more fitted look by minimising excess fabric often found around the waist of sweaters
Smaller armhole compared to traditional "baggy" sweaters, without being overly restrictive
See this garment worn on a model here. Model wears size 40/M. He measures: chest circumference 38" (96.5cm); height 6"2 (188cm).
We are confident in bringing you the world's finest cashmere knitwear because we only use the very best at every stage of manufacture:
Quality of fibre: 100% cashmere of the highest quality sourced from inner Mongolia. Fibre diameter is c. 15.5 microns and length is c. 38mm, making the fibre the world's finest and longest, which meansthe softestandmost durable.
Quality of yarn: 4-ply cashmere yarn produced by spinnersTodd & Duncanat their Loch Leven Mill in Kinross, Scotland, industry heavyweights who have been spinning yarn for 150 years - world renowned for their consistently high quality and strong yarns.
Quality of knit: knitted, hand-finished and washed by fourth generation heritage knitwear specialists in Hawick, the Scottish Borders,a region whose expertise in the trade is without compare. Garments are knitted tightly to minimise gaps and to ensure longevity.
Quality of finish: there is a high degree of hand-finishing. The sweater is "fully-fashioned". This makes the garment more well fitted, much like a bespoke suit. Individual pieces of the sweater are “hand-linked” - a meticulous process by which each tiny knit-loop at the end of each piece of the sweater is linked together by hand, ensuring the seams are the straightest and strongest.
Quality of wash: the finished product is carefully washed in pure Scottish waters with the precise balance of minerals, so that the garment is given its famous soft handle without compromising the integrity of the fibres. Scottish knitwear may feel a little stiff to begin with but will soften naturally with age.
Find out more about the quality of our garmentshere.
Sizes for this style run small. We suggest taking the next size up from your usual size. The measurements of the garment are set out below. To ensure you have the correct size, you may wish to take a measuring tape to one of your existing jumpers with the best fit and compare measurements. Measurements are approximate, but any variance is minimal and will not impact overall fit given that knitwear has stretch.
Measurements are in cm:
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free to contact us.