Whether it’s shrunken, oversize, cashmere, or cotton, the fisherman sweater will add a dimension of texture and style to your wardrobe.
Also known as an Aran jumper, the fisherman sweater derived its name from the men of the Aran Islands (off the coast of Ireland) who wore them in the late 1800s to block wind keep warm, and stay dry. Originally made of naturally water-repellant sheep’s wool, the thick-knit white sweaters wicked away water. Legend has it that the fishermen’s wives would knit the heavy sweaters for them before they took to the seas for months at a time and that each stitch had a unique symbolic meaning and could be used as identification if a fisherman were thrown overboard. True or not, it’s a romantic notion though!
To me, a fisherman sweater is one of the most timeless & staple pieces you can own and one that you can style in more ways than you think, Shop our collection of curated Vintage Fisherman Knits.
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