I thought this sweater was really cute in the online photos, but wasnt initially sure how it would fit into my overall wardrobe - whether I would be skiing in it or wearing it casually. The truth is, I wear it for both, and then some - work, out to dinner, for apres, and skiing. The fit is amazingly comfortable. The turtleneck is not too tight, and not too loose, and makes it easy to dress up or down. I think most surprising is how warm it is - I would merit this to being merino, but still found this a really nice surprise. I'm so glad to own this sweater, and am going to recommend to all of my friends. I have a size small, and am 5'5" female, athletic build, and am very happy with the fit.