There isn't much knitwear as Iconic as the Classic Guernsey Jumper, and far less with a story that's woven into the history of this beautiful country. Our Classic Guernsey bears the patterns were used by the alluring Cornwall seaside villages and were handed down from generation to generation.
Knitted from 100% British Wool, the Classic Guernsey is loved equally by people who love the outdoors or to compliment your smart casual attire. The tiny air pockets in our British Wool fibre help to keep you warm throughout the winter. We offer a large range of colours to match your outfit or personality.
- 100% British Wool
- Fits larger than true size
- 5 Gauge Knit
- Crew Neck
- Side vents at hip
- Dropped shoulder
The History Of The Guernsey (Gansey) Jumper
The Guernsey is a hard-wearing jumper worn by Fisherman who took on the ruthless environment out at sea. It traces it's roots back 400 years to the Island of Guernsey where many isolated communities had no choice but to be self-sufficient.
Fisherman's wives (or prospective ones) would knit the Guernsey's to protect their partners from the harsh conditions they were subjected to. The identical front and back patterns allowed the jumpers to be reversed in instances of excessive wear. In the unfortunate and tragic event that fishermen were lost at sea, their bodies were identified by the unique patterns on their Guernsey. A little morbid but an interesting conversation starter, for the correct audience of-course.
|Chest||52cm / 20.47"
||56cm / 22.04"
||60cm / 23.62"
||64cm / 25.19"|
|Length||67.5cm / 26.57"||69.5cm / 27.36"||71.5cm / 28.15"||73.5cm / 28.94"|
|Sleeve||49cm / 19.29"||51cm / 20.07"||53cm / 20.86"||55cm / 21.65"|
|Height||172cm / 5'8"||172cm / 5'8"|
|Weight||75Kgs / 165lbs||60Kgs / 132lbs|