This Fall, Make Like a Fisherman and Stay Warm With These Knits
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- The fisherman sweater—knit on North Atlantic shores from Norway to Nova Scotia—is distinguished by its varying textures and symmetrical patterns. Traditionally it was made from untreated wool, which is naturally waterproof.
This fall, longtime L.L.Bean fan Todd Snyder is releasing a 40-piece collection with the Maine-based outfitter that includes an update of the company’s classic pullovers. And ever since Chris Evans wore a lookalike in last year’s Knives Out, Orvis’s Irish fisherman sweater has repeatedly sold out. But any of these seven versions will make a statement, at sea or on land.
L.L.Bean X Todd Snyder Wool Pullover Color-Block Sweater
Snyder has updated this perennial preppy favorite with a slimmer silhouette and reversed the bird’s-eye pattern for the sleeves. $179
Orvis Black Sheep Irish Fisherman Sweater
This cable-knit is almost identical to the cream one Evans sported in Knives Out—but darker and less worn-in. It’s crafted from 100% Irish wool in a classic Aran Islands weave. $129
Polo Ralph Lauren Wool-Blend Sweater in Oatmeal Heather
True to the brand’s DNA, which incorporates Ivy League prep and all-American sporting looks, this traditional Aran fisherman sweater has a timeless appeal. $398
Fjallraven Ovik Knit Sweater
The print and jacquard pattern used here is found throughout Scandinavia. A sustainable merino wool knit wicks away moisture, and elbow patches provide a buffer against wear and tear. $150
Hermes Oversize Pullover in Cotton and Cashmere
In keeping with the collection’s relaxed, sporty vibe, this sweater’s generous silhouette and asymmetrical stitching with embroidered lambskin spin an imaginative version of the usual look. $2,050
Patagonia Men’s Recycled Wool Sweater
A blend of reclaimed nylon and wool accentuates the hand-linked finishing on the hem and cuffs to create a modern take on the traditional pullover. The company donates 1% of revenue to environmental nonprofits. $139
L.L.Bean Men’s Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater
Inspired by your grandfather’s Irish woolens, this garment is knit with interlocking patterns, making it an ideal cool-weather choice. $99
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