7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Royal Navy Rollneck Sub Sweater, ecru white, 100% wool (Apparel)
This sweater looks very nice, is very comfortable and its military association was a plus for me. The only "negative" is the size - my chest size at 112cm puts me between a 2 and a 3 (European 52 or 106cm chest and European 56 or 118 cm chest) but as I usually size 52 I took a 2. Predictably it was a bit tight but I prefer this kind of fit ( 56 would have been loose)and after trying the sweater 2 or 3 times it stretched enough for comfort.
I also recently bought a Devold Nansen Norwegian fisherman's sweater http://www.amazon.co.uk/Devold-Nansen-Norwegian-Fishermans-Sweaters/dp/B008I21KDS which is relatively similar in cut to the sub sweater but thicker, in grey melange merino wool. I own a 30 year old one and it only recently started to come apart. Just like the sub sweater, however, they are no longer made with the same "original" thick stitches and the rough wool, so the general feel is softer than it was in the past. These types of sweaters are incredibly comfortable and warm, and also rigid (I tend to compare them to a coat of mail).