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Submariner rollneck sweater in ecru 42

Submariner rollneck sweater in ecru 42 (GPL8572M)

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We are very excited to have sourced this traditional, original submariners 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.


nickdubyah: Product Review

Top quality jumper, I've wanted one of these for years and I'm not disappointed. Very heavyweight knit and nice and long.

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.

Steve Royer: Toasty Classic Quality.

Though somewhat pricey with shipping to the U.S., well worth the expense. Super quality in construction, fit and looks..a functional classic. Great to have the genuine article. I have worn it once now on the bike and it meets every expectation. I will also be wearing it a lot this Winter for general use. It gets cold here in the Northwest. One word of note: the color is much more ecru than the photos indicate and less white, but it is beautiful nonetheless. A word of thanks to ML for a quick turnaround and ship. Cheers!

Paula Banks: Snuggly jumper!!

Bought as a pressie for my other half, quality & fit are great, as always with your gear - thanks!

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