The secret to a sumptuously soft knit? Merino wool. Rivalling cashmere, Merino had its big fashion break following World War I when Coco Chanel crafted a dress from fine wool jersey. Now, the lightweight material is a regular feature for the well-dressed, from luxurious suits to sophisticated roll necks.
But a secret it was. For 400 years, Spain dominated the fine-wool industry, with Merino sheep first arriving in the country via a North African tribe. Their wool’s unparalleled softness was prized by European aristocrats, and the Merino sheep became a common gift from the Spanish King to European monarchs.
Its popularity among the fashionable and the debonair comes down to its adaptability. Naturally high-performing, Merino wool regulates your body temperature without compromising on breathability, making it the perfect trans-seasonal choice, no matter the weather. Conveniently, it’s also stain-resistant and can be thrown in the washing machine at a moment’s notice to keep you looking good with ease.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Merino wool is a staple in our knitwear collection; taking the form of understated crew neck jumpers and sophisticated half-zip jumpers. In universal neutral tones and sleek silhouettes, these are the pieces you’ll need for a transitional wardrobe that ticks all of the boxes.