Fishermen sweaters, also known as cable-knit sweaters, are a crucial part of the men’s fashion canon.
They originated in Ireland, where fishermen chose to weave together sheep’s wool for its ability to hold in body heat while also being waterproof thanks to fabric’s natural oils. They’re traditionally seen in cream and off-white color, as that’s the natural color of sheep’s wool.
While you can get a classic cable-knit sweater just about anywhere, Wellen has recently revamped the iconic garment for the modern man.
Enter the Seawool Fisherman Sweater, Wellen’s version of the sweater that uses recycled yarn created from pulverized oyster shells and recycled plastic bottles. The result is a fabric made out of 50% recycled polyester, as well as a blend of viscose, nylon, and wool to guarantee ample stretch and warmth.
What you get is a sweater that’s environmentally friendly, soft to the touch, temperature regulating, quick-drying, and in a perfect fit, no less.
The Wellen Seawool Fisherman Sweater is available in a navy and gray color. You can head over to Huckberry right now to snag one just in time for the season.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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