WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Joseph's signature jacket. As the Shawl Collar coat braves season upon season of winter wear, it becomes even more beautiful. The full grain leather panels break in to capture each individual owner's wear characteristics. It's part and parcel to the unique creation of the jacket. "Both knitting and leather tech- niques have been part of garment making for hundreds of years. I think there's something special about the fact that such elements may still be used with maximum design effective- ness today," he says. Introducing the 2015 Line Joseph is proud to note that the 2015 line will bring three pieces to the slopes: a knit wear Alpine Guide Sweater, a sturdy and clas- sic Alpine Anorak, and a traditional Alpine Winter Trouser. All of these additions might be new, but they each still work through the old concept of high quality matched with innovative style. "The new Alpine Anorak was modeled on a vintage 10th Mountain Division military winter garment held within the Alps & Meters archive," he says of one of his favorite and most exciting items for this winter. "This unique piece combines a beautifully deep neck-tie with face shield, and hooded con- struction coupled with an interior water- proof-windproof membrane. Additionally, the beautiful waxed canvas exterior of the piece has been provided by storied fabric provider British Millerain Co, LTD. of England that has been supplying such technologically advanced fabrications to luxury protec- tive brands since 1880." Regardless of the performance piece in question, Alps & Meters relies on its creation philoso- phy called Forged Performance, which fuses classic garment construction techniques, natural materials, and contemporary technologies. "The outcome of our creative efforts delivers outerwear with sturdy, old-world utility and a 141 w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e business "high quality with innovative style"

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