I have been intrigued with Toad & Co. for quite some time. When I am wandering around specialty stores, I pick up an item I like and, without fail, see their logo. Their clothes just seems to have an understated style that somehow looks both classy and casual at the same time. It’s just must-have stuff. And then you can further sweeten the deal with their commitment to sustainability. They use 100% organic cotton and other organic or upcycled materials for their clothes. Their new Fall 2018 collection launches with 98% of the company’s products being sustainably made. They are also committed to ensuring that their February 2019 will showcase 100% sustainability. All of those reasons had me very intrigued to check out one of their newest items – the Breithorn Henley Sweater.
It is definitely hoodie weather out there, and the Breithorn is a sleek addition to the style. It looks more like a sweater than a hoodie, by most definitions, and I like to think of it as the modern man’s hoodie. It’s fashionable to look great as a standalone option, but functional enough to be used in layering for warmth as well. It is made from a blend of recycled wool and is both somehow relatively lightweight, yet still insulated enough to stay warm. As someone who is taller (6’2), I would guess that this would be about the limit height-wise before moving up to the next size. I received a large, and, when standing, the torso hem sits right under the belt and the wrist hem makes it just to the wrist bone. When I move around a bit, obviously the bottom rises up a bit and the arms shorten. It’s not a deterrent at all, but if you are wanting something a little longer in either of these areas, you may want to consider sizing up.
I will say that when I first looked at it, I LOVED the look, but had some reservations about the construction. The look is inspired by vintage an après-ski theme – just the right stylish and down-to-earth combination It has a three piece hood and a chest pocket to go alongside the henley style. However, despite the visuals, my history with woolly sweaters has been hit-or-miss. If not made correctly, wool has some tendency for me to feel itchy, and therefore essentially unwearable even if it’s a great piece. However, this was not the case with this top. The construction hasn’t caused me any issues. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite. The inside is really cozy – almost like a blanket hidden inside – to the point that I don’t really want to take it off.
Toad and Co. calls it the Breithhorn “sleek practicality at its finest“. I just call it awesome.
Breithorn Henley Sweater ($99)
- 43% Polyester 38% Recycled Wool 17% Nylon 2% Other Fibers
- OEKO-TEX 100® certified fabric
- 29″ length
- Burnt Orange (pictured)
- True Blue
- Light Ash
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