For me, fashion must be practical. The beautiful pieces that go down the runways in Milan are incredible but they are just that. Definitely drool-worthy but too couture for my taste. That’s why I get so excited when a retailer finally ‘gets’ it and are able to put forward pieces that are functional, thoughtful and made out of great quality.
Icebreaker’s took a step in that direction with their new line, where the finest quality of black sheep merino wool from New Zealand’s Southern Alps is used to create lightweight pieces perfect for Vancouver’s spring weather.
Known particularly for being able to withstand wrinkles, Icebreaker’s line works particular well with those who travel. I was also impressed by the science and thought behind the garments. For instance, their socks are guaranteed to not stink after a workout in any condition. They even have a money back guarantee program to stand behind it. They have a full line of socks from every day to extreme sport wear so it may be interesting to experiment with.
Pictured above is the fabulous black merino wool sweater I brought home. My favorite feature? Thumb holes. Icebreaker is available locally at 2089 West 4th Avenue.