Men's Merino Submariner
Many years ago, this style of sweater was actually made in this building in Parker Drive.Read more
Always the choice of Royal Navy submariners and sailors our High-Altitude Merino Submariner has many great advantages. Softer than other wools, brilliant at wicking moisture to keep you comfortable, sensitive to skin.
During war time access to pure Merino wool was limited. Initially only officers were issued with Merino sweaters, other ranks having to make do with scratchy British wool, but these Merino sweaters soon found their way into general circulation amongst submariners, deemed essential for sailors kept in difficult cramped conditions.
Developed before WW1 and in use today the Submariner is the perfect long-lived friend where only the Original and best count.
Originally it was a staple for polo players- hence the polo neck- and it is perfect for all forms of sporting pursuits, especially spectating.
HIGH ALTITUDE MERINO WOOL
Our Merino wool is grown exclusively on Merino sheep in the Peruvian High Andes.
The people of the High Andes live a tough life, but it is a way of living that has changed little in 500 years.
The farmers who tend these special animals live and work in a harsh environment, but it is where their forefathers, often original Inca, chose to live and today is no different. Living at High Altitude is not for everyone, but those that choose it deserve our support.
By sourcing our Merino here is a commitment to a sustainable lifestyle for these Peruvians. Without customers like us this lifestyle will disappear. By helping these farmers, we are maintaining a way of life that would merely be an interesting lifestyle movie about times past. Support them or they will leave.
It costs a little more, but it is worth it.
These people were here with the Incas, and then the Spanish, and it was the Spanish that brought the Merino sheep. Read less