Men's Breton Sweaters
Beautifully made in England from the finest High Altitude Merino wool, this sweater echoes the marine look and feel of our first days as the duffle coat maker of choice to the Admiralty.Read more
This Breton is the classical theme, super soft to wear and not too heavy.
Perfect for in between seasons, and to compliment any nautical look.
HIGH ALTITUDE MERINO WOOL
Our Merino wool is grown exclusively on Merino sheep in the Peruvian High Andes.
The people of the High Andes live a tough life, but it is a way of living that has changed little in 500 years.
The farmers who tend these special animals live and work in a harsh environment, but it is where their forefathers, often original Inca, chose to live and today is no different. Living at High Altitude is not for everyone, but those that choose it deserve our support.
By sourcing our Merino here is a commitment to a sustainable lifestyle for these Peruvians. Without customers like us this lifestyle will disappear. By helping these farmers, we are maintaining a way of life that would merely be an interesting lifestyle movie about times past. Support them or they will leave.
It costs a little more, but it is worth it.
These people were here with the Incas, and then the Spanish, and it was the Spanish that brought the Merino sheep.
Merino sheep, once the reserve of the Spanish Royal Court, produce the softest, most long-lived wool. Being raised at high altitude these Merino sheep produce thicker and longer fibres than their counter parts raised elsewhere.
We use High Altitude Merino in our Submariner, Breton and Aran sweaters. Read less
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