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The Guernsey

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The Guernsey


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Our traditional and versatile Guernsey jumper, crafted from durable pure wool. The jumper, spun from locally sourced 100% British wool is a cold weather essential. This adaptable mid-layer will play a vital role in your wardrobe for years to come.

Additional Info:

  • Made in Great Britain

  • Relaxed fit

  • Rolled funnel neck

  • Inspired by classic nautical design

  • Ethically certified

Material & Care:

  • 100% pure British wool

  • Hand wash only

Due to the nature of the wool, some may find our 100% British wool jumper slightly itchy to the skin. For optimal warmth and comfort, we recommend laying the jumper over a long sleeve top.

For more information, please see our care guide.

Size & Fit:

  • Midnight Blue: Male model (outdoor) - 5'9”/180 cm | wearing size M.

  • Midnight Blue: Male model (studio) - 5'8”/177 cm | wearing size M.

  • Haze Grey: Female model (outdoor) - 5'8”/176 cm | wearing size S.

  • Haze Grey: Male model (studio) - 6'2”/188 cm | wearing size L.

For more information, please see our size guide.

A Brief History

The Guernsey jumper can be traced all the way back to traditional jumpers developed on the island of Guernsey in the 17th century. The original jumpers were worn primarily by Guernsey’s fishermen, which then became popular throughout coastal Britain where each seafarer would wear a “Gansey”, which was designed to keep them warm and dry in all sea and seasonal conditions.

Channel Islanders hand-knitted distinctive stitch patterns into their jumper and ribbings situated at the end of the sleeves. This is done to mirror a sailing ship’s rope ladder; a garter stitch panel depicting breaking waves and; stitching on the sweater shoulders representing pebbles, stones and sand. Many families owned unique variations of patterns in their knitwear as it became recognisable and distinctive emblems.

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