When the UK weather turns a little bit cooler then cosy vintage jumpers spring to mind. Whether it’s a numbing winter’s frost, a sharp spring day or the first nip of autumn there is nothing so comforting as vintage knitwear to wrap you up warmly.
The great thing about choosing vintage cardigans or jumpers is that these are often made from pure wool, thereby demonstrating their longevity. You will be surprised by the wide array of knits we have available for you to choose from.
Vintage Jumpers… it’s all about the wool
The ubiquitous Guernsey (and Jersey too of course) is always a favourite choice of wool for men looking for high quality vintage woollen jumpers. Made in the Channel Islands to traditional patterns, these hardwearing woollies are a great choice for all outdoor activities. Designed as they were for the local fishermen they will take whatever the cooler months in the UK can throw at them. Similarly, the Aran sweater, with its intricate cable stitching is all set for the great outdoors. The beautiful vintage designs on these fishermen’s jumpers were not for mere decoration, each design was unique to the fisherman who wore it and made him instantly identifiable.
From further afield, we have a selection of the attractively patterned Nordic and Icelandic knitwear as well as beautiful Fairisle examples. You may even be lucky enough to find, among our range, one of the rare hand knitted vintage versions of both sweaters or tank tops which we also snap up whenever possible.
Away from the vagaries of the weather we stock a dazzling array of lighter weight knitwear suitable for every occasion. For the sporting look you can opt for the iconic Argyle; with its colourful diamond pattern favoured by golfers the world over, or perhaps the American college style is more to your taste. We often have examples of sweaters and cardigans in both these vintage patterns and in a choice of wool and man-made fibres so don’t miss out, take a look through our range and see what is available today.
The range of styles we offer is wide so we can safely say there is something for everyone, from the intricately patterned to the jewel coloured plain knits. If you favour a polo, a crew neck or a classic vee you will find them all here. Then there is always that perennial favourite, the Christmas jumper, no, not the one great-auntie Maud sent and which lives in the depths of the cupboard under the stairs. Pre-empt such a disaster recurring by turning up in one of our stunning vintage jumpers resplendent with snowflakes or reindeer. Seasonal, but in the best possible taste.
£59.99Brand: Fred Perry
Vintage Fred Perry jumper in a maroon colour. Straight from the 1970’s. Laurel crest on the chest. Made in Hong Kong from a acrylic fabric. Label reads S. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, Chest: 36in Length: 24in Inside sleeve: 18in
Vintage 1970’s cardigan. Hand knitted reindeer and Christmas tree pattern. Zip fastening with twin waist pockets. Made from a wool fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 38in Length: 25in Inside sleeve: 17in
Vintage 1960’s cardigan. Hand knitted geese design in a wool fabric. Lightning metal zip front fastening with two waist pockets. Condition: Excellent vintage condition Chest: 42in Length: 25in Inside sleeve: 16in
Vintage 1960’s cardigan in a navy blue colour. Twin waist pockets. Wear with one of our retro polo shirts. Made from a polyester fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 40in Length: 27in Inside sleeve: 19in
Vintage men’s jumper. Retro ski and snowflake design. Made by Asdale from a acrylic fabric. Made from a acrylic fabric. Label reads 44″. Condition: Excellent vintage condition Chest: 40in Length: 25in Inside sleeve: 20in
Vintage men’s reindeer jumper. Made by Oslo Knits from a acrylic fabric. Label reads M. Condition: Excellent vintage condition Chest: 40in Length: 27in Inside sleeve: 20in This festive themed men’s jumper is just one of a range of men’s vintage jumpers that we have available from brands such as Fred Perry and Pringle. This vintage…
Vintage wool cardigan. Hand knitted in a grey and cream Nordic design. Zip up front fastening with two waist pockets. Condition: Clear signs of fabric bobbling. Chest: 38in Length: 25in Inside sleeve: 18in We have a great choice of patterned vintage jumpers for men in this section. From Nordic winter woollies such as this one…
Vintage Chemise Lacoste jumper from the 1980’s. Made in France from a wool fabric. Tag reads 5. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 42in Length: 26in Inside sleeve: 17in
£34.99Brand: Fred Perry
Vintage Fred Perry cardigan from the 1980’s. Red in colour with laurel crest embroidered on the chest. Made in England from a acrylic fabric. Tag reads XL. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 46in Length: 26in Inside sleeve: 19in
Vintage Aran jumper. Cable knit design in a cream colour. Made by Niffi from a wool fabric. Tag reads 42. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 42in Length: 26in Inside sleeve: 20in With or without sleeves, all our vintage jumpers for men will take you back to an era where you could keep yourself toastie warm…
Vintage Nordic wool cardigan. Metal clasp front fastenings. Made in Norway for Tulloch of Shetland. Condition: Clasps fasten on different sides. Chest: 44in Length: 26in Inside sleeve: 21in
Vintage Norwegian cardigan. Brown colour with red and white Nordic design. Metal clasp front fastenings. Made by Norlaender from a acrylic fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Chest: 38in Length: 23in Inside sleeve: 20.5in