This 100% wool top is very comfortable and definitely nice enough looking to wear as a non-athletic piece. As it is all wool, it does stretch out a bit with repeated wearings, and eventually becomes loose in the arms/elbows. The thickness of the wool means it won’t wear out immediately, especially if hand washed. I consider hand washability a plus since it is so convenient. For me, the length of the garment is a plus since i don't have to keep yanking it down to cover the top of my jeans. (Not in to super high-waisted bottoms. I tried that in the 80’s. Not comfortable. No thanks!) I love the grey and black, but would love other muted colours that could do for non-athletic wear.