As the leaves begin to turn vibrant shades of red and gold and a cool breeze sweeps through the air, we find ourselves in the midst of fall. It's a season marked by changing colors, cozy moments, and the perfect time to embrace the classic wardrobe staple - the alpine sweater. At Obermeyer, we are excited to share the rich history of alpine sweaters, their enduring appeal in sweater weather, and the ideal selections we have in store for you this season.
The Alpine Sweater: A Journey Through Time
The alpine sweater, also known as the Fair Isle or Nordic sweater, has a storied history rooted in the Scandinavian and Alpine regions. Originally crafted for function in harsh climates, these sweaters were designed to protect against the chill of the mountain air. They featured intricate patterns and were typically made of natural wool, providing warmth and durability. Over time, these practical garments evolved into fashion statements that transcend seasons.