|Designed by and for sailors.|
Yachtsman & Aviation Pioneer Sir T.O.M. Sopwith - challenged the America's Cup with his J-class yachts Endeavour & Endeavour II.
In 1936 he commissioned crew uniforms for the 1937 campaign, which included a jersey-knit wool sweater.
Our Sopwith Sweater is modeled after the original now in a marine museum - it provides the same form & function as the original, with a sharp seafaring look and feel. A perfect layering companion to the Mariners Jacket.
It is made of oiled wool (80%), which means the natural protectant lanolin has been left in. They have added to this 20% nylon, for shape retention, which has resulted in a tough, thin, non-fussy, but extremely lightweight Made-in-US garment. It is cut for movement.
|While designed to be a tighter fitting garment (as with the Guernsey), F. L. Woods sent this one which was deliberately sized up to a Unisex Medium .|
|The F.L. Woods Buoy Patch|
|They refer to it as a great layering piece and they are right. Mithril, but navy.|
|From our archives: Hanuman is a replica of the British J Class yacht Endeavour II, photographed at the 2012 America’s Cup World Series, Newport, Rhode Island.|