Hemingway Fisherman Sweater
Ernest Hemingway Sweater
Inspired by the iconic sweater donned by old Oinbones himself, this 100% wool sweater is a staple piece for any Savage Gentleman's wardrobe.
Because of its ability to provide warmth even when wet, wool has been worn by fishermen for centuries. It also provides excellent insulation due to the high volume of air it contains in the thick 3 gauge cable knit stitching.
Based off of classic designs from the Aran Islands, this sweater incorporates traditional stitch patterns, each one with a specific significance and meaning...
Starting from the center and working outwards:
The "Diamond" stitch is a symbol of success and good health. It represents the small fields of the islands and is filled with Irish moss stitch to reflect the seaweed that was used to fertilize the barren fields and produce a good harvest.
The "Cable" stitch represents the fisherman's ropes and the hope for a fruitful day at sea.
The "Tree of Life" stitch is one of the earliest original Aran designs, it signifies the importance of the clan and is an expression of a desire for clan unity with long-lived parents and strong children.
**VERY Limited quantities
***These sweaters are designed for a tailored fit so please refer to size chart below (if you are in between sizes or prefer a looser fit, we suggest going up a size).
- 100% Extrafine Merino Wool
- Naturally Wrinkle Resistant
- Naturally Water Resistant
“He bowed at the dark, straightened, tossed his hat over his shoulder, and, carrying the muleta in his left hand and the sword in his right, walked out toward the bull.”
― Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women —
The Men who created this sweater are the Men that understand the forging of armor, the meaning of bravery, the truth of Man and his power and duty to pick up one’s sword, walk through the dark, and face the bull. It is a sweater, and it is a very quality sweater in every way. But, it is also armor. It is a symbol I am honored to wear and will keep for a lifetime and more. As Men we should own nothing less than that which we are willing to wear and keep in Honor. Thank You. I cannot say enough what necessary and honorable work you Men are doing at Savage Gentlemen.
Great looking, unique, and very well fitting sweater. However, I’m disappointed with the quality and origin. Some of the thread is already fraying and it’s made in China. For the price, I’d expect a USA made product of better quality.
Purchased the sweater and wore it for the first time yesterday. I absolutely loved it. The fit was perfect. Got numerous compliments on the sweater.
Incredible quality and style. Great layout on the website and I really like the products available.
Absolutely love it. Loose fitting and long enough in the arms! I'm a tall guy and was really excited when it fit like it is supposed to! ....and feels great!
Good job on this one SG.