The Diver Roll Neck sweater is inspired by the original wool sweater that was War Office issue to the Royal Navy in both WWI and WWII and also used by the North Atlantic convoys which RAF pilots wore underneath their Irvin flight jackets to keep out the bitter cold.
After 1945 the sweaters found a new home among motorcyclists that adopted these sweaters because they had proven to be perfect to wear for insulation beneath a leather or waxed cotton jacket.
The difference between this sweater compared to the original ones is that the shoulder is slightly more fitted for a more tailored fit, other than that the sweater is made to look and to feel like the original ones issued for the Royal Navy back in the days.
- Northsea Clothing The Diver Roll Neck Ecru - Signature N.S.C longer ribbed waist and cuffs for extra warmth - Made in Scotland in a small factory using 100% British wool - 8 gauge knit - All sweaters come packaged in a 100% cotton drawstring branded bag
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.