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Submariner Rollneck Sweater in navy blue
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Submariner Rollneck Sweater in navy blue (GPL861)

£89.99

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Product Information

We are very excited to have sourced this traditional, original submariners navy sweater. Still made in the UK by a family owned knitwear company, these sweaters were issued by the War Office to the Navy during the last war.

When peace broke out, normality began to return and as cars were so expensive, for many people the choice of transport was two wheels, and so the British motorcycle industry flourished.

But in the forties and fifties, the concept of motorcycle wear didn't really exist and so riders inevitably turned to army surplus clothing.

They soon discovered that the best way of keeping warm on the bike was the submariners sweater. Made from pure English wool, they were designed for use in arctic conditions and so were perfect for a late night blast round the north circular or down to Brighton.

For a generation or more of riders they became the 'de rigueur' garment for wearing under a Wax Cotton, or even a leather, jacket.

Specification

  • Made from English wool
  • Knit construction
  • Rollneck
  • Ribbed cuffs, collar and hem

Reviews

Andy Davidson MCN: Product Review

This has been my saviour through cold winter months. It’s based on sweaters supplied as standard issue to submariners during World War Two. I’ve grown so fond of it I wear it everywhere and it’s not frayed on me yet. The traditional jumper acts like a furnace when thrown on top of a thermal base layer. It’s tough and durable and the rollneck protects my neck on long cold rides. It doesn’t feel bulky either so fits snugly under my bike jacket without constricting my arms. The price is a little hefty, but this is a high-quality piece of kit that can be worn both on and off the bike. Submariner tops like this usually cost upward of £100.

Meriden4ever: Product Review

Exceptionally warm and comfy, pure wool, fits snugly under your bike jacket: you won't want to wear anything else this winter. The old designs were the best !

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