The V-Neck Jumper
- 100% Merino wool from Australia
- A perfectly proportioned V-neck
- A tailored fit, fully-fashioned in Portugal
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V is for Victory.
A very virtuous pullover.
The V sinks too deep
The cut is too large
They lose their shape
Holy knitwear, Batman!
Thrown in the deep end
Remember what your mum said when she took you to the local swimming pool as a wee lad: ‘Don’t go too far into the deep end.’ Who knew that all these years later that advice would still ring true? We’ve made a V-neck with a neckline that isn’t too deep, but also doesn’t just keep you pinned in the shallow end like a novice. Just right.
The amazing disappearing jumper
You could have sworn you put your jumper in the machine along with your pants and socks. But where has it gone? Does a washing machine have an emergency exit we don’t know about? Oh no, there it is. You couldn’t see it cos it’s now so tiny. No shrinkage with ours.
Nice and easy
On that subject, this is an easy piece of knitwear to look after. You’re not buying a pet here, so it shouldn’t require a lot of supervision. When it needs freshening up, just bung it in the machine, but no warmer than 30, mind.
From a land down under
Australia, exporter of wine, bizarro movies, and some of the best telly soaps known to man. And you can add wool to that list. The yarn we’ve used is spun from a Merino wool, from mulesing-free sheep reared in Australia. They don’t go on about it, but the Aussies produce some of the best wool in the world.
We’ve got to hand it to you, you lot know what you want. And fit is always high up on the list. If it don’t fit right, it don’t sit right with you. And it’s no surprise, because it’s pretty much the most important thing when it comes to clothes. So a neat, tailored fit, it is then.
Keep in shape
Naturally, if your new jumper fits nicely to start with, you want it to stay that way. In the world of politics integrity is a key quality, but is something of a rarity. So too in the world of knitwear. Our V-neck can be relied upon to steer the course, and make those tough decisions.
Stay off the pills
What slugs are to the keen amateur gardener, pilling is to the knitwear aficionado. An inevitable, seemingly unbeatable nuisance. Well, pilling is only inevitable if you don’t use tip top Australian Merino, spun in Italy. It scored a very respectable 4/5 in an independent lab pilling test, meaning bobbling is kept to an absolute minimum.
‘Milano’ – It’s Italian for ‘Rather Nice’
‘There’s more than one way to skin a cat’ doesn’t conjure particularly pleasant images, so how about this: ‘There’s more than one way to knit a jumper.’ In fact, there are many ways. We’ve chosen a Milano stitch, which is dense, textured, but breathable. We don’t speak Italian, but no doubt ‘Milano’ means ‘rather nice.’
Fa-fa-fa-fa (Fully) fashion(ed)
When the time comes to connect the sleeves to the body you’ve got a couple of options. There’s cut and sew, which is exactly as it sounds, or there’s fully fashioned where the sleeves are basically knitted on. We’ve chosen the latter because not only does it produce a better result, it also produces less waste.
A veritable feast of options :
What goes into making your V-Neck Jumper?
The materials have travelled a total of 26,326 km (16,358 miles) from field to doormat.
Animal welfare guarantee : Mulesing Free
Tianyu Wool Industry China
Social audit conducted to ensure compliance with international labour rights.
Tollegno 1900 Italy
Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Tollegno 1900 Italy
Knitting and garment make
Social certification : ISO 9001
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each V-Neck Jumper we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent to 394 kms (or 245 miles) travelled by car.
Equivalent to 75 five min shower.
Equivalent to 88 hours of electric heating (in average appartment).
You can’t go wrong with a charcoal jumper - it’s an all-occasions affair.
No Sweat !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy changes of size
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
It costs nothing to try
If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.
Four of us started Asphalte back in 2016. With a few years of experience in fashion under our belts, we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using great materials and made in good conditions. The guys we wanted to kit were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to go all out on a pair of jeans. We send them a survey to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision we ever made.
Since then, you've been at the start of every clothes we make. We ask for your opinion on a product before we get busy with the design process, and that's the way forward for us.
We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, stuff that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.
Over the last 4 years, we've gradually put together the dream team to make it happen on a larger scale. Today, there are 45 of us working to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.