We believe the Good-Nature of alpaca wool, at a fair price, can help us leave the vest better than we found it.
Our founder Zach had a dissatisfaction with casualization in menswear, the stigma of the Midtown Uniform and a deep appreciation for tailored suits which imbued him into designing the perfect alternative.
Soft Peruvian Alpaca & Italian ACTIVA 3.0™ Merino Fleece - the best of natural endurance fibers. Like the properties and confidence you get in wearing that Patagonia Nano Puff, but from 100% biodegradable wools.
"I chose wisely…I’ve got two, charcoal grey and indigo blue. The cut and tailoring is great for a vest. Vests often feel slapped together with random bulging areas etc, the Ritter vest fits like a fastball right into the strike zone."
— Dylan C.
"This vest exceeded my expectations in every way and is my new favorite garment. Now that I've worn it for a while, I can see that it was designed and crafted with great precision and care. It's super comfortable, warm and durable, and has both a natural and modern feel to it. It's really the perfect vest."
— Ben F.
"I haven't taken it off. It's so nice to be surprised by a company in such a positive way. The vest is top-notch in every respect, materials, fit and finish, and wearability. I have a closet full of clothes, many costing far more, but I don't own anything finer. If you had a label on this, it would be a thousand-dollar garment. It really does check the boxes."
— Edward W.
"I am living in my present vest. Love them. You should get them into some game shooting shops here. Everyone seems to wear Schoffel vests. Your vests are so much better."
— Andrew B.
"This was my first purchase ever on Instagram. I received the vest yesterday and I just wanted to write to you to say that it’s really amazing. The quality, craftsmanship and forethought that went into your product is really impressive."
— Vegard L.
"Holy sheep shit I love it!
So freakin' comfortable.
When I put it on and put my hands in the pockets I said to myself ... the geniuses at Ritter put pockets within pockets with zippers ... 🤯 Woot!
Totally stoked and going back online to get another color"
— Beau T.
San Francisco, CA
"The vest is beautifully made, warm, and comfortable - lives up to its advertising and perfect for dress casual. Ritter customer service is excellent; Zach responded to all my queries. Definitely recommend this vest."
— Robert M.
New Orleans, LA
"Zach, I love the vest. It's probably the best piece of clothing i have owned. It's up there with Brioni jackets and Alden shoes. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Oslo"
— Jan G.
"I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I am enjoying your Ritter vests...yes, I bought two of them..These vests are just DA BOMB! Aside from just loving the fabric, the attention to detail on every aspect of these is just impeccable. I really can't think of a single thing I would change. Well done."
— Mark G.
"It is perfect, classic style, function and just damn comfortable."
— Tim W.
"Incredible product, perfectly tailored, fantastic material and above all incredible customer support from the Ritter Apparel team to get me this vest all the way to Milan - A customer for life."
— Sami R.