North Sea Clothing Sweaters

December 2, 2010 |

Here are some good sweats dropping in at Garbstore from London-based North Sea Clothing. Giving us a brief history of the brand, here are some words by Neil Starr. “The Submariner Sweater was War Office issue to the Royal Navy in both World Wars. In the 1950s motorcyclists adopted them to wear under a Barbour or Belstaff jacket to keep out the cold. They used be available from army surplus stores until about 10 years ago until original supplies “dried up”. I had many enquiries from devotees who wanted one of these classic sweaters, so decided to get them remade in the same heavy-gauge knit as the original, but improving the fit slightly as the WW2 issue was very long in the body. These hard-wearing sweaters are manufactured by a family firm in Nottinghamshire, England, using pure new wool and will last for many years.”

The offerings are named The Submariner, The Printed Submariner and The Expedition sweaters. An official sweater of the British navy back in WWII, the Submariner is reproduced exclusively at the Garbstore this season. Made from pure wool with black body and navy arms, the low-key styled turtle neck is waterproof and comes with another printed version that features stenciled NSC lettering.

Another is the Expedition, a shawl neck sweater that is available in white and navy. Made from the same wool as the Submariner, the style of the Expedition is based from a 1930s original sweater that is not identical to the previous style. The arm patch features a replica of the Sunbeam owners’ club run to Brighton which has been going for the last 71 years.

Take a look at the other sweaters along with detailed shots after the click.

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