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La Paz Alpaca Sweater

Price: $175.00 Sale Price:   $69.99

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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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great color (15)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Soft (12)
  • Warm (12)
  • Stylish (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (13)
    • Casual wear (12)
    • Going out (11)
    • Travel (7)
    • Layering (6)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        93% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        92% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (11), Practical (11), Classic style (9), Stylish (5), High-end shopper (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (7)

    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 15 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Quality

    By Firesign

    from Stamford, CT

    About Me Classic, High-end shopper, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

      Bought this as a gift for my husband who is not typically a "sweater person." However, he wanted something warm he could wear to the office during cold weather, and he loves this! Pattern and colors are stylish yet conservative enough to wear to work and fibers are soft and of good quality. Fit is good too. My husband usually wears Large Tall as he has a longer torso, and the XL fits him well.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Don't judge a book by its cover

      By Bettyinsc

      from South Carolina

      About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

        At first glance I almost didn't buy this sweater as a gift for my husband but I'm glad I did. It's one of his favorite sweaters and is perfect for cold days. Looks and feels great.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous Gift

        By Satisfied gift giver

        from Maryland

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Luxurious Feel
        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Great Color
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about La Paz Alpaca Sweater:

          Great for work or travel

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (5 of 5 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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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