When Louis Joseph went on a snowy skiing adventure in a Swedish village 15 years ago, little did he know it would alter his life forever. “I discovered a vintage ski sweater that changed the way I thought about performance outerwear,” he says.
“The sweater’s classic knitwear presentation felt like a direct connection to the history of alpine sport,” he continues. “It seemed to me that the threads of the piece were woven with a romantic sensibility that conveyed both an authenticity and timelessness as old as skiing itself.”
Louis left Sweden with that one-of-a-kind garment, and everywhere he traveled (Colorado, Canada, Austria, Argentina, and New Zealand, to name a few), people asked about his sweater. When he met Nick Sapia, Louis’ story resonated with the fellow skier. And as they got to know each other, the duo saw the opportunity to create beautiful, timeless outerwear. Together, they created Alps & Meters.