We went by sea. En route, we discussed the boat yard scuttlebutt. Roger Williams University is preparing to present this Sunday at noon the results of a five year study of sunken vessels in Narragansett Bay. This allegedly includes one of the most famous vessels of all time, Captain James Cook's Endeavor. The conversations turned to where, such as in this area, with water over 200 feet deep.
Channel Island of Guernsey where they have been knitting this sweater for over 400 years, is the single most authentic garment I own. It is virtually indestructible, densely woven of its famous water resistant oiled wool, and hand finished.
mine is now twenty five years old and still in perfect condition.
|Discussing the fit: The British wear them a bit tighter while Americans prefer a more loose fit.|
We enjoyed looking at a few more of their beautiful sweaters.
We left with the purchase of the Guernsey sweater. I have a love of sweaters, obviously. And Guernsey Sweaters are my favorite. The Royal Male price of $225 is very reasonable for a garment of this quality. And what is so great about getting these items from Royal Male is that the family does the buying. They visit the workshops. They know how to identify garments made with skill. I worry that at any time, new sweaters of this quality will not be available. But thankfully, that day has not yet arrived.
|Their seasonal store at Bannister's Wharf is open as well. And the sweaters can be shipped.|
I always leave the Royal Male smarter than when I entered. And I got a call this morning from our Captain, now out in the Atlantic, wearing his new Guernsey. He reported that the garment was outstanding, beating back not only the wind, but the spray as well, all while enabling him to freely move his arms.