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.
At first the wide knitted waistband might feel a bit strange and it can takes some time to get used to it but there is a reason for it to keep a snug fit around the waist that will keep the wind and at the same time make sure that you keep warm. There is a reason behind the fact that this kind of sweatshirt was used by sir Edmund Hillary and his expedition crew climbing Mount Everest in 1953 among others. Always remember that wool is the only fibre that will keep you warm even when wet and in some situations it can be the difference between life and death.
- Northsea Clothing The Diver Roll Neck Navy - 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.