It’s a fine line between being “authentic” and simply playing dress up. Yet, if there’s ever been a label that’s hit that golden sweet spot between these two concepts it’s England’s North Sea Clothing. While we’ve followed and worn North Sea for some time, we got another chance to marvel at the brand’s bullet proof collection first hand in London a few weeks back at the Pop Up Flea and it was a reminder as to just how good this stuff is.
North Sea’s brand of â€œWhatever Weatherâ€ throwback knits are the realest of real deals, using the specifications of vintage WWII era sweaters as the jumping off point for their designs. Fortunately for us though, Mr Neil Starr, the brilliant mind behind the brand, has adapted its fits for the modern man. From the Submariner turtleneck which looks like a leftover from Hemingway’s closet, to their Intrepid pullover, a traditional Norwegian sweater on steroids, North Seas knits are truly unmatched. Genuine reproductions recut for everyday wear? It truly doesn’t get much better than that. –JG
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“Hit golden sweet spot” love it
I agree, these sweaters are beautifully made. I purchased a turtleneck last year. But they are also incredibly itchy! I asked the company in two emails if there was any way, perhaps with careful washing, to lessen the itchiness, but they never responded to me.
I own two different Expedition sweaters, in navy and ecru, and they’re the best, most versatile pullovers I own. You can find them in the US at BenchandLoom.com. Fantastic garments, North Sea Clothing.
New one to me, says the Englishman.
with my other itchy wool sweaters, including lambswool and rough and tumble hairy stuff, Ive been told- and used to success- hand washing in hair conditioner same stuff your girl uses- best quality you caN get. wool is just hair, AND THE CONDITIONER, handwashed and rinsed a few tines in warm- with the last time leaving a bit more conditioner in- tamed my sweaters right up, softening the wildness and lying the wool flat and soft.
I wash all my wool in warm in the washing machine, with vinegar in the fabric softener slot. I never machine dry and I second the conditioner thing too. The wool fulls (felts) a little and the conditioner smooths it out.
Wow. I’m loving the fabric on this sweater. The wool is just fabulous and it looks pretty slimming. I’m gonna put this on my x-mas list. : )
That sweater looks cozy.
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