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La Paz Alpaca Sweater

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This geometric sweater is a fine example of the 3,500-year-old alpaca wool tradition of the Andes. In La Paz, Aymara artisans work with patterns that have belonged to their culture for millennia. More than 20 shades of superfine alpaca wool blend in a generously sized, cool-weather highland pullover handmade from the most insulating natural material on Earth.

100% alpaca. Made in Bolivia. Men’s sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48), XXL (50-52).

Hand-wash or dry clean.

Indigenous people in South America have raised alpaca for its fleece for thousands of years before Europeans learned about the animal and exported alpaca fiber to Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today this domesticated animal is bred throughout the world, but its native habitat is the Andean altiplano: Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile.


Descended from the wild vicuña, alpaca resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. Its fleece is similar to sheep's wool, but is usually softer, less prickly, and has minimal lanolin content, making it virtually hypoallergenic. Its extreme warmth, relatively light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean altiplano. These qualities have also led to a rise in the use of alpaca fiber in outdoor gear and active wear, although it is also easily spun into a fine enough yarn for use in suits and other dress wear.


Most alpaca products can be treated as you would an object made of sheep's wool—hand wash using a mild soap and lukewarm water, or dry clean—but check the tag or manufacturer's instructions for specific instructions.


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La Paz Alpaca Sweater
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great color (12)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Soft (9)
  • Warm (9)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (10)
    • Cold / extreme (10)
    • Going out (9)
    • Layering (5)
    • Travel (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (9), Practical (9), Classic style (6), Stylish (5), High-end shopper (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful sweater!

    Very well made sweater, comfortable to wear and very nice looking.

    Very well made sweater, comfortable to wear and very nice looking.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Itchy

    Good looking sweater that is sized well. However, it is not soft and is quite itchy. One needs to wear a substantial shirt underneath. After purchasing this I learned that there are at...Read complete review

    Good looking sweater that is sized well. However, it is not soft and is quite itchy. One needs to wear a substantial shirt underneath. After purchasing this I learned that there are at least seven different grades of Alpaca. My sweater must have come from the low end or cheaper wool. The advertisement did not specify the quality of wool, which is the reason for my low rating. Since this purchase I have acquired other Alpaca products that are soft and itch free.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    3.0

    La Paz Alpaca Sweater

    By Terry

    from Coconut Creek, FL

    About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Had To Return Item As It
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

      It was beautiful but, was a poor fit in the arms. Returned it.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Itchy

      By Joe

      from Colorado

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Color
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

        Good looking sweater that is sized well. However, it is not soft and is quite itchy. One needs to wear a substantial shirt underneath. After purchasing this I learned that there are at least seven different grades of Alpaca. My sweater must have come from the low end or cheaper wool. The advertisement did not specify the quality of wool, which is the reason for my low rating. Since this purchase I have acquired other Alpaca products that are soft and itch free.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        to be used in cooler/cold weather

        By Bob

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Warm

        Cons

        • Fabric Pills
        • Thin Fabric

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out

        Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

        Sweater not yet used enough during a warm summer.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        "I would buy this product again and agai

        By wolf5291

        from Niagara-on-the-Lake

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Going Out

          Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

          fast delivery

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great, yet subtle colors & patterns

          By Jimbo Bob

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Color
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Going Out
            • Layering
            • Travel
            • Work

            Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

            Casual and otherwise wear
            Patterns. Color , softness

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            positive comments every time I wear it

            By Mike

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Flattering
            • Great Color
            • Lightweight
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Cold Weather
              • Going Out
              • Layering
              • Travel
              • Work

              Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

              Very happy with the quality, wear it all the time. Live in the SE and find it perfect for our winters, but visit WY in winter and it works there too.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Fits a little snug but looks good

              By Duke

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Color
              • Lightweight
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out

              Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

              Soft, comfortable, medium weight, colorful sweater.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels too small
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              The most wonderful thing...

              By Bambarbia

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • Great Color
              • Lightweight
              • Masculine
              • Soft
              • Stylish
              • Versatile
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • Going Out
                • Layering
                • Travel

                Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

                Great masculine color and pattern, and "vertical" pattern is flattering for slightly overweight men. Great quality.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love Alpaca

                By Alpaca Fan

                from Middletown, NJ

                About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Flattering
                • Great Color
                • Soft
                • Stylish
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather

                  Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

                  great quality... love to wear it

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Soft & stylish

                  By Lord Bubba the Penniless

                  from Duncanville, TX

                  About Me Classic, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Color
                  • Soft
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Cold Weather
                    • Going Out
                    • Layering

                    Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

                    Soft, warm, & stylish

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Sleeve Length:
                    • Feels true to length
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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