A luxurious, supremely soft and warm cashmere version of the thick submariner rollneck jumper worn by crews of the Royal Navy for over 100 years.
Just like its naval forebears, this is a hefty, durable rollneck sweater designed to keep the wearer warm in the most forbidding of wintry weather - made with 100% 4-ply cashmere at a weight of c. 550 grams no less, and knitted densely in an all-over rib stitch for extra warmth. Except that we have also chosen to use the world's highest quality cashmere yarn available from renowned Scottish yarn mill Todd & Duncan to make ours, making this an indulgently soft garment that you will never want to take off once worn.
The modern, slimmer fit makes this a versatile piece that can be worn with smart trousers and a long winter coat as part of a more formal ensemble, or with denim and rugged outerwear for a more casual look.
Tall roll collar to keep your neck warm but not too tight to allow for a more comfortable fit around the neck
Slim modern fit but has a small amount of natural stretch and moulds to body over time
Body of sweater tapers slightly from the chest down to the hem to give a more fitted look by minimising excess fabric often found around the waist of sweaters
Smaller armhole compared to traditional "baggy" sweaters, without being overly restrictive
Our friend Rob wears a size 38/S. He measures: chest circumference 39.5" (101cm); height 5"11 (181cm).
We are confident in bringing you the world's finest cashmere knitwear because we only use the very best at every stage of manufacture:
Quality of fibre: 100% cashmere of the highest quality sourced from inner Mongolia. Fibre diameter is c. 15.5 microns and length is c. 38mm, making the fibre the world's finest and longest, which meansthe softestandmost durable.
Quality of yarn: 4-ply cashmere yarn produced by spinnersTodd & Duncanat their Loch Leven Mill in Kinross, Scotland, industry heavyweights who have been spinning yarn for 150 years - world renowned for their consistently high quality and strong yarns.
Quality of knit: knitted, hand-finished and washed by fourth generation heritage knitwear specialists in Hawick, the Scottish Borders,a region whose expertise in the trade is without compare. Garments are knitted tightly to minimise gaps and to ensure longevity.
Quality of finish: there is a high degree of hand-finishing. The sweater is "fully-fashioned". This makes the garment more well fitted, much like a bespoke suit. Individual pieces of the sweater are “hand-linked” - a meticulous process by which each tiny knit-loop at the end of each piece of the sweater is linked together by hand, ensuring the seams are the straightest and strongest.
Quality of wash: the finished product is carefully washed in pure Scottish waters with the precise balance of minerals, so that the garment is given its famous soft handle without compromising the integrity of the fibres. Scottish knitwear may feel a little stiff to begin with but will soften naturally with age.
Find out more about the quality of our garments here.
UK sizing is used for our garments. Please see the size conversion table below. We suggest taking your usual size for a snug fit, or sizing up for a more standard fit.
The precise measurements are set out below. To ensure you have the correct size, you may wish to take a measuring tape to one of your existing jumpers with the best fit and compare measurements:
Chest width (cm)
Body length (cm)
Hem width above rib trim (cm)
Sleeve length (underarm) (cm)
Rollneck length unfolded (cm)
Rollneck length folded (cm)
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free to contact us.