The first batch won't be huge, and getting your name in now assures
you a sweater. These are normal S M L XL 2XL. There are no special
cuts. We didn't try to improve on the grading; it's pure English
stock, and seems to work for Americans, too. In other words, if you
wear a normal Large sweater from Target or Brooks Brothers, buy a
large one here.
Odd though it seems, we set out to design the hummiest-drummiest
sweater in the land, the likes of which hadn't been seen since the
early '50s, and then only on unstylish middle-aged men. Naturally
it became our top seller, and no buyer likes it any more than the
sellers.It stands out without shouting out. It looks handsome and
humble. More than any garment you'll wear, it will elicit
complements from strangers; maybe the same ones who complement
people on their nickel-sized birthmarks, or wonderfully out-sized
ears, but nice people nonetheless.
Two tiny buttoned pockets on the front are entirely appropriately
sized. Major cargo pockets in this wool would, if filled, stretch
the bottom too much.
closeup of the multicolored fabric
Made from the wool of Cheviot sheep from the border country between
England and Scotland. At least six colors blend to create the
mottled, basically olive wool that's unlike any other wool you'll
see in America.
Do not buy this as a gift for anybody. It's not that kind of
All wool, made in England just for us.
You into sweater and sock matching? Our Canada dark green wool
socks are just for you.
WoolyWarm and this particular wool
Even if it didn't work so well, which it does, wool would still
win, because it looks so good. Synthetics are too homogenous. Wool
always varies, but never as much as in this tweed --- a blend of
green, gold, orange, white, black, and now and then a clear or red.
Under high magnification you can see them all clearly, and even on
a brand-new sweater they look like a tangled mess. From a human's
eye view you can't see anything except a variegated olive color.
We first offered these about 8 years ago, around 2003, and they
have been our most-requested comeback item ever, and we worked hard
to get them back. They're delightful to wear. They let air in, so
you don't get too hot. You can wear them most of the year, and
WoolyWarm is our resurrected own-brand for wool clothing we have
made to our spec. In the past we've had WoolyWarm bike jerseys
("All wool. Cut full. No bull."), arm warmers, leg warmers,
warm-ups, and pants. Now we're starting it up again with these