Beacon & Armour

The Guernsey

£119

Our traditional and versatile unisex 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.


Choose Your Guernsey


Colours



Midnight Blue

Haze Grey

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Additional Information


- Made in Great Britain

- Unisex

- Relaxed fit

- Rolled funnel neck

- Inspired by classic nautical design

- Ethically certified

- 100% pure British wool

Why wool?


1: Wool is Natural
2: Wool is Renewable
3: Wool is Biodegradable
4: Wool is a Natural Insulator
5: Wool is Breathable
6: Wool is Resilient and Elastic
7: Wool is Odour, Fire and UV Resistant

To learn more about the 7 reasons why you should choose wool, please see our why wool? page.

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

Hand wash only.

For more care information, please see our care guide.


What sizes are the models wearing?


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: Female model (studio) - 5'3”/163 cm | wearing size M.

For more information, please see our size guide.


Playing Your Part

 

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.