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Our flagship product providing unparalleled thermal performance in a slim profile unmatched by feather filled garments using our proprietary natural fibre ThermOx™ insulation. Water resistant outer shell. Unique ThermOx™ “sandwich” insulation technology combining musk ox guard hair fibre with high performance synthetic. Arctic field tested to -5ºF/-20ºC. Musk ox pattern jacquard print lining. Two-way zip. Qiviut blend knitted trim for wrist closures, arctic collar and wind baffle on hood. Removable collar, hood and baffle for differing weather conditions, social settings or personal preference.
Fits true to size for men and women. However, because of the jacket’s thermal capability fewer and/or less bulky under layers are typically needed so keep this in mind in deciding on loose or snug fit preference.
Male model (in photo) wears a L and measures: chest 40″/102cm, waist 34″/86cm, height 74″/188cm.
Female model wears a S and measures: bust 32″/81cm, waist 25″/64cm, hips 35″/89cm, height 70″/178cm.
For a more detailed description about sizing and product measurements click here.
• Proprietary ThermOx™ “sandwich” insulation technology utilising musk ox guard hair and Thermolite Pro® synthetic for maximum warmth
• 100% polyester water resistant outer shell
• 100% cotton jacquard print inner lining
• Greenland qiviut, Merino wool and Alpaca knitted trim
• Two-way heavy duty zip.
• Double vented with liveried snaps.
• Two outside zippered slash pockets and one “secret” zippered placket pocket with velour lining; two interior snap storage pockets with velour lining.
• Specialist clean only.
Any QIVIUT & CO item may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase under our generous “no questions asked” return policy.
For a more detailed description about shipping, returns and exchanges click here.
The Qiviut Jacket was designed with a slavish attention to detail. Lined with a musk ox jacquard print. Detachable arctic collar, hood and hood trim. Specialist clean only. Comes in bespoke packaging with a carrier bag for transport or storage and a Certificate of Authenticity identifying the owner and the Limited Edition jacket number.
"The fit is more comfortable than any other jacket I have purchased. This is a coat I will continue to enjoy for years to come!”
C Horton, Lynchburg, VA, USA
Have to let you know how happy I am to have THE coat with me on our trip to the Balkans. We have had record low temps. (Highs of 0 Celsius)!!! I have been toasty warm the whole time.
K Rose, San Francisco, USA
The jacket arrived yesterday. It is a work of art and Jim loves it. Thank you for your help and advice.
R. Buckley, Arlington, VA, USA
“Every detail is beautiful, including the elegant packaging”
P. Tierney, NYC, USA
“Nice presentation in the delivery box. Fits perfect over my suit jacket. It is really a well thought out and engineered product.”
A. Byrnes, NYC, USA
“I think it is perfect! Not heavy, not puffy and good looking in any situation.”
O. Deets, Maggie Valley, USA
“I love my new, ultra-warm coat! It looks very chic and trendy also!”
K. Kehoe, NYC, USA
“The presentation is top notch. Many thanks for the easy purchase and super apparel.”
A. Eldership, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
“It is really warm! However, you don't overheat when in moderate temperatures - very good temperature modulation”
Dr. B. Vendittelli, Toronto, Canada
"I just received your very lovely jacket. Its quality is impeccable. The weight of the jacket has a balanced, medium heavy weight which I would pull out every day for warmth and comfort. I feel like royalty. "
R. Mah, Calgary, Canada
"What a stunning high class garment. It's absolutely beautiful and is very well tailored indeed. ... I love the stitched in cuffs, the hood and the removable foul weather head piece. ... a very smart fashionable coat I could wear for any occasion."
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THE QIVIUT OX SOCKS SIZING
One size only
UK: 7-11 | EU: 41-46 | USA: 8-12
THE QIVIUT JACKET SIZE GUIDE
Selecting the correct size is important to you and us for a number of reasons:
The Qiviut Jacket is a limited edition which means that there are only limited quantities available in each of the four sizes that we offer.
International Size Conversion Chart
(in inches – for guidance only)
The Qiviut Jacket
UK and US
Germany & France
How to measure
How to take body measurements
To find your correct size follow the diagram above and the instructions below, then compare your measurements to the body sizing chart.
Holding onto the beginning of the tape measure pass the other end of the tape measure around your back under your arms until it meets the beginning. Draw it in until it sits comfortably around your chest, not pulling it in too tightly. Note this measurement.
Holding onto the beginning of the tape measure pass the other end of the tape measure around to your back under your arms and over the fullest part of your chest. Let the tape measure meet drawing it in until it sits comfortably around your chest not pulling it too tightly. Note this measurement.
Holding onto the beginning of the tape measure below your navel and in line with your hips pass the other end of the tape measure around your back and across your hips until it meets the beginning. Draw it in until it sits comfortably around your hips, not pulling it too tightly. Note this measurement.
After finding the centre back measuring point at the bottom of your neck and the top of your back bone, pass your tape measure from this point over your shoulder to your elbow and then down your wrist. Note this measurement.
Body Sizing Chart
36 in / 91.5 cm
39 in / 99 cm
42 in / 106.5 cm
45 in / 114 cm
31½ in / 80 cm
35 in / 89 cm
38½ in / 98 cm
42 in / 107 cm
38 in / 96 cm
40¾ in / 103.5 cm
43½ in / 111 cm
46½ in / 118.5 cm
Arm (to wrist)
31¾ in / 80 cm
32¼ in / 82 cm
33 in / 84 cm
33¾ in / 86 cm
36 in / 91.5 cm
39 in / 99 cm
42 in / 106.5 cm
45 in / 114 cm
27½ in / 71 cm
30½ in / 77.5 cm
33½ in / 85 cm
36½ in / 92.5 cm
38 in / 97 cm
41 in / 104.5 cm
44 in / 112 cm
47 in / 119.5 cm
Arm (to wrist)
31 in / 78.5 cm
31¾ in / 80.5 cm
32½ in / 82.5 cm
33¼ in / 84.5 cm
How to take jacket measurements
Alternatively, if you have an existing jacket that fits you well you may just want to compare that garment’s measurements with the data for The Qiviut Jacket in the chart below consulting the jacket measuring points diagram for guidance. There are two additional body measurements that may be helpful to you for this purpose:
Find the top of your backbone below your neck and use this as your centre back measuring point. Holding onto the beginning of the tape measure at your centre back, drop the tape measure down to find the length at which The Qiviut Jacket will finish on you according to the Jacket Sizing Chart.
After finding the length of the jacket and where it finishes on you, you can then get an idea of the fit at the hem by passing a tape measure around your body at this point and letting the beginning of the tape meet at the measurement indicated in the Jacket Sizing Chart.
Jacket Measuring Points
Jacket Sizing Chart
45 in / 114.5 cm
48 in / 122 cm
51 in / 129.5 cm
54 in / 137 cm
41 in / 104.5 cm
44 in / 112 cm
47 in / 119.5 cm
50 in / 127 cm
32¾ in / 83.5 cm
33½ in / 85 cm
34 in / 86.5 cm
34½ in / 88 cm
4¾ in / 12 cm
5 in / 12.5 cm
5⅛ in / 13 cm
5¼ in / 13.5 cm
27 in / 68.5 cm
27½ in / 70 cm
28⅛ in / 71.5 cm
28¾ in / 73 cm
41¾ in / 106.5 cm
44¾ in / 114 cm
47¾ in / 121.5 cm
50¾ in / 129 cm
The Q & CO Tee Size Guide
To fit chest size
36 in / 91.5 cm
38 in / 96.5 cm
40 in / 101.5 cm
42 in / 106.5 cm
44 in / 111.5 cm
38⅛ in / 97 cm
40⅛ in / 102 cm
42½ in / 108 cm
44¾ in / 114 cm
47¼ in / 120 cm
26¾ in / 68 cm
27½ in / 70 cm
28&⅜ in / 72 cm
29&⅛ in / 74 cm
30 in / 76 cm
5¾ in / 14.5 cm
5⅞in / 15 cm
6⅛ in / 15.5 cm
6¼ in / 16 cm
6½ in / 16.5 cm
7½ in / 19 cm
7¾ in / 20 cm
8¼ in / 21 cm
8½ in / 22 cm
9 in / 23 cm
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Frequently Asked Questions
If we can’t answer your question below please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Which Size Should I Choose
Please consult the Sizing instructions link found at the footer of any page. As indicated therein, determining your correct size for The Qiviut Jacket and The Q & Co Tee is important for a number of reasons but the main one is that they are both limited edition garments and, therefore, only available in limited quantities in each size.
Accordingly, it is important to get the size right the first time because while we will gladly exchange for a different size we can only do so subject to availability. In the event we cannot provide the correct size on an exchange the full purchase price will be refunded.
How Is Your Musk Ox Fibre Harvested
Since musk ox are wild animals there are only three ways of harvesting their fibre:
1) Collecting it off of the tundra during the animals’ annual molt. As you can imagine, this is quite inefficient, is only done in small quantities by natives living near musk ox habitat and typically provides poor quality fibre contaminated with dirt and other residue that must be substantially processed before it is usable with potential damage to the fibre.
2) In the two locales where small, semi-domesticated herds of musk ox are husbanded, both in Alaska, the animals can be placed in a squeeze shoot to limit their mobility while their fibre is combed out by hand, also done during the annual molt. This can result in high quality fibre but is only available in very small quantities.
3) In Alaska, Canada and Greenland, primarily subsistence natives are permitted by the respective governments to hunt a limited number of musk ox for meat each winter, the limited number determined by what will maintain a healthy musk ox population in the respective locales. After dressing the animals from a successful hunt, the hunters sell off the hides to qiviut processors for extra income. The processors then comb out the fibre from the hides by hand. It is strictly a by-product of food acquisition.
QIVIUT & CO uses fibre sourced from processors in Canada and Greenland harvesting via the third method. Until now, these processors harvested qiviut to be made only into yarn for sale to home hobbyists knitting garments by hand.
The Qiviut Jacket and our qiviut accessories are the first use of musk ox fibre in garments manufactured in commercial quantities and, in the case of The Qiviut Jacket, using musk ox hair for insulation as well as knitted fabric. Needless to say, whether or not qiviut was harvested, musk ox would continue to be hunted in permitted numbers for their meat. But because it is harvested as a prized fibre, it provides significant economic benefit to the native hunters, the processors, and all of the small business people up the manufacturing chain who now have an expanded market for their goods and services.
What Is The Qiviut & Co No Questions asked Guaranty?
We recognise that qiviut products are significant purchases for most people. At the same time, we completely stand behind the outstanding quality of what we sell and all of the claims we make for our products. Therefore, if you are dissatisfied with any item you purchase from us for any reason you can return it in its original, unworn and unwashed condition within 30 days of purchase for a complete refund of the purchase price, no questions asked. (See a full description of our returns and exchange policy here.) We think 30 days is a reasonable, if not generous, period of time for someone to make up their mind about our products.
Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for return instructions. We will do all of the paperwork for you. That’s all there is to it.
What this guaranty does not mean is that you should expect a refund for an item returned to us in damaged, worn, washed or otherwise unsaleable condition or used for more than 30 days from purchase. That disclaimer notwithstanding, we are extremely customer service oriented and will do our best to accommodate any reasonable exchange or refund request. Our goal is to have satisfied non-customers as much as it is to have enthusiastic customers.
Can I send Qiviut & Co Products as gifts?
Most definitely but note that it is slightly different with our flagship product, The Qiviut Jacket. That is a special item because it is a numbered and registered limited edition whose unique identity is maintained in our jacket database. While a jacket is normally associated with the named purchaser in our database, when giving a jacket as a gift he or she may designate another individual for that purpose by contacting customer service at email@example.com with that request. The gift recipient will then receive The Qiviut Jacket with his or her name on the Certificate of Authenticity.
Because our presentation of all QIVIUT & CO items when shipped is eye-catching already, we do not offer a gift wrapping option but we can include a personalised gift note by requesting same when e-mailing our concierge.
To Which Countries Can You Ship?
We currently ship worldwide except to Israel, Russia and Turkey where local restrictions make courier delivery difficult.
Depending upon the type of shipping requested (Normal or Express), shipping is free for orders above a certain order size ranging from £50 to £200. Where Normal shipping is slected the cost of returning or exchanging an item(s) is the responsibility of the customer.
Can I order by phone?
Yes, by using the Concierge Call link found at the foot of any page on our website. As a small company we may not always be available but you can leave a phone number and we will call you back promptly.
What payment methods does Qiviut & Co accept?
We accept American Express, VISA and MasterCard credit or debit cards, and PayPal (including ApplePay or AndroidPay). We also accept electronic funds transfer. If you wish to pay by EFT, please contact our Concierge service for bank details.
What VAT, Import Duty and Charges are payable?
The displayed list price of our products includes VAT at the UK rate for all shipments within the UK. Shipments to the rest of the world qualify for ex-VAT pricing that will be automatically calculated at checkout. However, import duty and taxes may be assessed by the destination country and remain the customer’s responsibility (see below). As of 1 January 2021, shipments to EU countries will qualify for ex-VAT pricing or may be 0% rated for VAT depending upon the country of origin of the goods being shipped. Again, any import duty and taxes assessed by the destination EU country remain the responsibility of the customer.
We offer tax free shopping for non-UK delivery destinations which is automatically calculated at checkout. This is to compensate for any import duties and taxes that may be levied by the non-UK destination country and paid by the customer so as to attempt to make our products approximately the same landed price no matter where in the world they are delivered.
Any customs or import duties for shipments to non-UK destinations are charged, if at all, once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges are the responsibility of the recipient who will be advised by DHL, typically by text message, of the amount to be paid before delivery can be completed. Unfortunately, QIVIUT & CO has no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the exact cost will be as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country. Most countries have online import duty and taxes estimators that can be found via a Google search or, if you wish, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide an estimate. Please note, however, that the customer takes full liability for all postal charges, return shipment costs, customs charges and handling fees should they refuse to accept a parcel due to import duties or taxes and authorises QIVIUT & CO to take payment for same.
Orders can be shipped from our fulfilment facility in the UK to most global destinations. For all orders received by 2PM UK time, despatch will be on the same day. For orders received after this time, despatch will occur the following business day.
Our normal method of shipping from the UK is via Royal Mail Tracked. Delivery time is 1-5 days (UK and Europe) and 2-12 days (ROW). Express delivery via DPD (UK) or DHL (ROW) is available at extra cost or included for free on certain size orders. Express delivery is 1-3 days (UK) and 2-5 days (ROW). In all cases, you will be advised of the tracking number upon despatch.
Shipping charges and conditions are as follows:
For UK delivery –
Royal Mail Tracked – £4.95 / Free one-way shipping on orders of £50 or more
Express Delivery via DPD – £6.95 including returns / Free shipping and returns on orders of £75 or more
For ROW delivery –
Royal Mail International Tracked – £9.95 / Free one-way shipping on orders of £100 or more
Express Delivery via DHL – £19.95 including returns / Free shipping and returns on orders of £200 or more
Free samples of our qiviut fibre are shipped by Royal Mail and are not tracked. Depending upon the destination, they can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive.
RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY
Our return policy is quite simple: You can return any QIVIUT & CO product in its original condition (unworn, unwashed and undamaged with all original packaging and garment tags) at any time within 30 days of purchase, no questions asked. We just need to be able to re-sell the item(s) you are returning. We will refund the full amount paid to us exclusive of any shipping charges. Refunds can only be made by crediting the purchaser’s original form of payment.
Returns for refund are accomplished by contacting our concierge service by e-mail at email@example.com. We aim to respond within 24 hours with detailed return instructions. Shipping charges for returns are the responsibility of the customer unless included by virtue of the shipping method selected or the amount of the order as described above.
Exchanges for size, colour or style may also be done within 30 days of purchase by the same e-mail request to our concierge service. However, an exchange for size of The Qiviut Jacket is a bit more complicated because of the numbering and registration of each jacket and the limited availability of sizes. A jacket once numbered on a Certificate of Authenticity always retains its limited edition registration number but is linked to a unique serial number on the garment in our database. The jacket number will be permanently referenced to the initial buyer or his or her designee but the serial number to which the jacket number is linked will change upon an exchange and a new Certificate of Authenticity issued. While we will always try to accommodate exchanges insofar as possible, because of the limited edition of The Qiviut Jacket a desired size may not be available. Where a satisfactory exchange cannot be accomplished a refund of the full amount paid to us will be made by crediting the buyer’s original form of payment.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES TERMS AND GUIDELINES
• All returned items must be unworn, unwashed, undamaged and complete with original tags and packaging. We just need to be able to re-sell the item(s) you are returning or exchanging.
• Shipping charges for returns and exchanges may be free if done using our designated courier companies or the responsibility of the customer depending on the original; method of shipment chosen.
• A return or exchange should be sent in the same packaging it was received along with all packaging materials and garment tags.
• If returning an item from outside the UK, please prominently mark ‘RETURNED GOODS’ on the packaging to avoid any customs charges. We cannot be responsible for any return custom charges made and may refuse the shipment.
CONCIERGE CONTACT ENQUIRY
Please complete the form below and one of our concierges will reply within 24 hours.
Feel the Fibre
The amazing qiviut fibre we use in our products has to be seen – and felt – to be believed. Please fill out your details below if you are interested in receiving a free sample to better appreciate the qiviut experience.
Our Environmental Policy
Sustainability is a core value at QIVIUT & CO. As explained in our FAQ, we currently acquire our qiviut and guard hair from animals hunted in the winter for meat by subsistence natives in Canada and Greenland as they have been doing for millennia and as permitted in limited numbers by the respective regional governments. The natives keep the meat and sell off the hides to the “mom and pop” processors who comb out the fibre we purchase. This supplies supplemental income to the natives and others involved in the supply chain. The number of permits issued varies each year according to the governmental determination of what amount can maintain the health of the overall musk ox population. These subsistence hunters hunt in order to survive in accordance with their traditional way of life, and QIVIUT & CO only uses the by-product of this centuries-old life sustaining food source. Unlike most furs and feathers used in clothing, the use of musk ox fibre has no impact on the amount of animals harvested.
This said, the long term goal of the company is to replicate the experience of two small operations in Alaska and create a substantial domesticated herd of musk ox which can be live combed annually for qiviut and guard hair. This effort will be particularly important if climate change continues to have an adverse impact on the arctic environment in which musk ox have survived and thrived for millennia.
Finally, all packaging that we use for our products is made from recyclable material and is itself recyclable to the maximum extent possible.
Caring for Qiviut
Qiviut is a delicate luxury fibre requiring particular care. Our official instruction is to SPECIALIST CLEAN all qiviut items. However, because qiviut is a hair it can be carefully hand washed and many people claim this is better for the fibre.
To hand wash any qiviut content knitwear, including Ox Socks and the removable knitted trim on The Qiviut Jacket, do the following:
1. Before washing remove any pilling with a pill comb or shaving machine. 2. Turn the garment inside out if applicable (e.g., socks or a jumper/sweater). 3. Fill a clean basin with lukewarm water <30º C (<85º F). Add 50ml Woolite detergent or 30ml baby shampoo for extra softness and mix by hand. 4. Gently massage the garment. Do not twist, stretch or rub. Leave to soak for no more than 3-5 minutes. 5. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water until all trace of soap is removed. 6. Lay flat on dry towel and then roll up gently to remove any excess water. 7. Lay flat on new towel to air dry away from direct sunlight. NEVER TUMBLE DRY OR HANG. When dry turn garment outside in (again, if applicable). 8. Optional) Lightly press with a cool iron (or iron at low temperature with a pressing cloth so as not to directly touch the fabric) to restore to original shape and condition.
Qiviut is hypoallergenic and does not retain odour so cleaning need only be done infrequently.
We are a small company and not always available to answer calls but leave a message and we will call back within 24 hours.