Vintage Patch and Darning Irish Fishermans Knit made Jacket

Vintage Patch and Darning  Irish Fishermans Knit made Jacket




1950-1960  Vintage Patch and Darning Chunky Ribbed Irish Fishermans Knit made Jacket





The Aran sweater is said to have originated in the Aran Islands in northwestern Ireland, the Guernsey sweater around the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the Nordic sweater in Scandinavia, and the Lopi sweater in Iceland. There are a number of sweaters in northern Europe.


Even though the warm North Atlantic Current keeps the seas from freezing even at fairly high latitudes, northern Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia are still desolate landscapes with a cold, foggy and harsh climate. The only industries were sheep farming, which could be raised on grass that could grow even in the thin soil that prevented harvesting enough to make agriculture an industry, and fishing in the sea that surrounded the area.


The only materials that ordinary people in these areas could produce for themselves were linen and hemp, which could be grown in this climate, and textiles made from sheep’s wool. In this cold climate, where the maximum temperature is only about 17 degrees Celsius even in mid-summer, woolen clothes are essential throughout the year. It was natural for each family to develop the skills and traditions to spin wool into yarn and make their own clothes in order to be self-sufficient.


Especially for the fishermen, who are the only industry workers in this coastal area, they needed work clothes to protect themselves from the harsh natural conditions of the sea. Hand-knitted sweaters were made from raw sheep’s wool that had not been stripped of its oils to repel and prevent water penetration, and were warm, not bulky, and easy to put on and take off.


Eventually, the value of this kind of functionality and its presence as a garment came to be widely sought after by people other than fishermen. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the low productivity of hand knitting was alleviated around 1930 by switching to manual knitting machines. The thickness of the knitted fabric, which was limited by machine knitting, was compensated for by full cardigan stitch, and the water repellency of unbleached wool was compensated for by lanolin oil and fat.

An industrialized version of the so-called “fisherman’s knit” was created.

これらは第2次世界大戦での英国軍のコマンドセーターのベースとなり、戦争終了後にはそのノウハウとコンセプトはアイルランドのBridsdeelや英国のpeter stormなどに引き継がれ、“オイルドセーター”という名称でも呼ばれました。

These became the basis for the command sweaters of the British army in World War II. After the end of the war, the know-how and concept was taken over by Bridsdeal in Ireland and Peter Storm in England, and was also called “oiled sweaters”.


This jacket is an ALTERATION of a full cardigan stitch fisherman’s knit collared cardigan jacket made in Ireland in the 1950s.


This jacket is knitted with a thick and voluminous full cardigan stitch using a medium weight yarn. The oil that was impregnated in the fabric has been washed out with age and repeated wear over the years, leaving only a soft, withered texture.


The lining is attached on the inside to enhance the warmth, pockets and other functions as outerwear, and ease of wear. The rustic cotton broadcloth has a moderate tension and wrinkles, and the rustic look of the yarn woven in India is attractive.


A round shape and bulging inner pocket that enhances the function of the jacket. The contrast gives a sense of taste and cleanliness.


The thick vintage linen cord that holds the lining in place. The rhythm created by the unintentional and natural disorder of the stitching due to the handwork.


In order not to interfere with the elasticity and softness of the knit, the hem of the lining is left floating. The yarn that plays with the cut hem of the lining gives a light impression.


The stitch work on the back is an accent. A cross-shaped motif is drawn with mixed gray thread, stitched carefully stitch by stitch. The back does not assert the warmth of the hand, but quietly asserts it.


The darninig has been repaired from thread breakage damage caused by snagging and fraying over years of wear.


Both fronts are patched with vintage or antique scraps for accent and repair.


The buttons are randomly selected vintage wood buttons.


The pockets are lined and double-layered, and the insides are scooped and sewn to the body by hand to create a plump, textured form.



Basic, yet somehow modern in appearance.

This is the kind of clothing that can’t be done with just anything old or new.

サイズ 2

肩幅 =50cm 


袖丈 =55 cm 

着丈 =70cm


表地   = Full Cardigan Stitch Knit / Wool100%

ライナー = Indian Rustic Cotton Broad Cloth / Cotton 100%

ボタン  = Vintage Wood Button (Random Choice)

                     & Antique Fabric Covered Button






1950-1960  Vintage Patch and Darning Chunky Ribbed Irish Fishermans Knit made Jacket

[ALTERATION By Manure of Drawers]  SOLD