100 % alpaca submariner knit
100 % Fine Special alpaca wool
Whether you’re sailing in autumn storms or perusing your favourite book in a lounge chair – you can count on Vesikko. It has everything you could ask for a garment that is worn in considerable numbers. Extremely stylish, but uncompromisingly practical. Pairs well with Japanese raw denim and hiking boots.
Vesikko sweater is designed to be a faithful and long-lasting partner. The development of this garment from a draft to the finished product was not a hasty project: this will stay in our collection forever, so we wanted to make it absolutely perfect.
The design of the sweater is based on the submariner, a turtleneck sweater originally worn by British submarine fighters, which has become a permanent classic of men’s style.
Instead of traditional lambswool, we made it from the Andean gold: 100% Fine Special quality alpaca wool. This rare, high quality fibre feels comfortable against the skin, is warmer than regular lambswool and stays clean even in heavy use, being naturally stain and odour resistant. The knit is a sturdy but pleasantly flexible 4-ply rib that has been used in our Shawl Collar cardigan for many years.
Silky soft and warm alpaca wool is one of the finest and most valuable natural fibers in the world. Read more!
Material: 100% Fine Special grade alpaca wool
Country of manufacture: Lithuania
Care instructions: Hang outside to freshen it up. Does not need regular washing. Careful hand wash in 25 °C if needed. See care and washing instructions!
We recommend your normal clothing size. The dimensions of the knit may appear snug, but fear not. The type of knit is significantly elastic, which is taken into account in the sizing of the product.
The model of the main picture is 188cm / 88kg and uses size L. The model of the second and third pictures is 177cm / 77kg and uses size M.
Dimensions and size
Note! There may be little variation in the dimensions of products made from natural fibers. However, the knit has good elasticity and the knit adapts to the wearer after a few uses.
Our customer service will be happy to advise you on choosing the right size.
Our cooperation with KASPERI, known for its high-quality backpacks and bags, is based on a common vision: we create uncompromising, high-quality products that denote timeless aesthetics, responsibility and longevity.
We met the KASPERI team at a fashion fair years ago, and we have admired each other’s products ever since. Our cooperation began with joint photo-shoots in stunning nature locations. Alpa’s knitwear has been the choice for the avid hiking entrepreneurs of KASPERI for many years, Janne and Michael, who have been sharing their adventures both on the islands of the Baltic Sea and in the fells of Lapland.
On those adventures, the properties of alpaca wool have convinced them of its uniqueness. Together we came up with an idea to implement new, more robust knit designs: KASPERI’s people take care of product sketching and product philosophy – we bring on board our world-class material and know-how in knitting production and design.
The first fruit of our work is now complete. It’s Vesikko, the perfect Submariner knit, the undisputed captain of our knitwear collection. While the coarse sheep wool might have been sufficient for the submarine crew on British submarines, we wanted an update – thus was born the supreme alpaca wool submariner. The name Vesikko dates back to the Second World War and the Vesikko-submarine of the Finnish Navy, which is now on display and open for visitors at the Suomenlinna Museum in Helsinki.
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I've worn the sweater once for a walk so far, so far it's warm here. Nothing, I have to say that it fits 100% (size M, I'm 178 cm tall, I weigh 88 kg). The sweater is made perfectly, it has nice seams. When worn outside in the cold and wet, it provides amazing thermal comfort. I've been looking for an Alpaca sweater for a long time, unfortunately I've had bad experiences with the seam quality of sweaters from Peru. But yours looks really sturdy. I'm really looking forward to wearing it again. Alpa Thanks!
Amazing product. Became my favourite knit.
Comfortably soft and feels just perfectly warm. I also like the color.
This just left nothing to hope for. Feels superb and high quality in every aspect.
tyylikäs autenttinen cousteau-neule.ihanaa monista mekoista jo tuttua alpa-laatua. ostin ensin esikoiselle enbakkotilauksena kasperilta ja huomasin ilokseni että sain vielä alpasta itselleni.