I’m going to be putting up a few things about our recent skiing trip to the Dolomites, but thought I’d mention here that my Taranaki long-sleeved crew-necked merino tops from Chocolate Fish were wonderful.
Most outdoor gear looks pretty horrible, even if it works very well (prime example), but this stuff is both elegant and highly functional. Even La Belle Femme, who is allergic to the outdoors and especially to outdoor gear, thought this looked nice. I was able to wear it on the slopes and out in the evening to some very smart restaurants, and be comfortable—in all senses—in both milieux.
The Choco Fish people are jolly nice too. Amanda was travelling in UnZud when I emailed to see if I could get the tops in time for my trip. I had a reply within 20 minutes (i.e. at about 5.30pm NZ time on a Saturday) to confirm the order and then the tops themselves arrived on the Monday morning. Bodacious.
The charcoal gray is a good colour and mixes well. I was also able to pass the smell test even after 5 days of travelling, skiing and dining—immaculate and odor-free at all times.
Top kit, and definitely to be recommended. A steal at GBP38.95, too. Go buy one.