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Men's Boiled Alpaca Wool Travel Vest, 'Andean Holiday'

Product ID: U48401


Men's Boiled Alpaca Wool Travel Vest, 'Andean Holiday'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More


Boiled wool has a long history in outerwear made for life in the European Alps. This men's charcoal grey travel vest translates that tradition to the South American Andes, using a soft baby alpaca wool blend for a lightweight, naturally water- and wind-resistant garment. The zip-front vest features two front slash pockets and a chest pocket.

Made in Peru

  • 75% alpaca, 20% sheep’s wool, 5% pima cotton
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.41 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • S: 65.4 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 106.68 cm Bust/chest
  • S: 26" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 42" Bust/chest
  • M: 66.67 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 111.76 cm Bust/chest
  • M: 26.5" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 44" Bust/chest
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Michell from Gift Collection.


Meet the Artist


In 1931, Frank W. Michell founded Michell, dedicated to buying, classifying, and commercializing alpaca and sheep wool.... Entirely associated with alpaca, Michell’s objective was to make it known throughout the whole world and showcase the merits of this singular product of the Andes. The name Michell is known and associated with the finest Peruvian alpaca in the Asian, European, and American markets.

Since 1931, with the goal of maintaining its recognition and leadership position in the industry, Michell continued investing in and implementing quality programs that ensured the continued betterment of all of the steps of the process, from production to the consumer. The first years were difficult, but the strength and ingenuity in offering the textile industry something different in the form of raw alpaca helped to develop the art and science of classifying this fiber.

The primary materials were collected in the southern sierra of the country, classified by hand, transported by train through the port of Mollendo before being sent to destinations such as Bradford in the United Kingdom and Boston in North America. “Continued contact with the existing international market demonstrated the necessity of advancing the exportation of primary materials. During the 40s, this dream was made reality,” said Frank.

In 1947, Michell Inc. established its first combing and spinning plant in Peru, and in doing so, created and established the current standards for the alpaca industry, not only in Peru, but in the entire world as well. Many years later, Mr. Michell’s idea of increasing the value of the alpaca fiber brought him to successfully carry out, through selective breeding of alpacas, the improvement of industrial processes such as washing, combing, spinning, dying, and weaving, as well as sales.

With almost 88 years in the industry, Michell Inc. has achieved an indisputable consolidation. From the beginning, Mr. Frank W. Michell served as the head, directing such an important company with the support of his children, nieces, and nephews.

Much later, during the 80s and 90s, another visionary, Mr. Michael W. Michell, arrived, promoting alpaca fiber in various countries. He contracted with and enabled highly skilled collaborators, invested in more modern production installations, improved the production processes, and adopted a culture of change with the objective of adapting and responding to the ever-changing demands of the global market.

All of the Michell team sees these past 87 years as just the beginning of their story, and each member is more motivated than ever to continue sharing the finest Peruvian alpaca with the world. Michell’s greatest advantages are its people and organizational culture. They continue investing in training, continual evaluation, and psychological assistance. It is because of all of this, as well as its team members, that Michell continues growing and improving its quality and service.

On December 7, 2018, Michell proudly celebrated 87 years of success. It has been an amazing voyage, one that started when Mr. Frank Michell discovered the sumptuousness of alpaca fiber with its unparalleled qualities. His passion for this noble, high-quality fiber led him to spread the finest Peruvian alpaca throughout the world.

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4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.


Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.


Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.


Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!


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