GENEVIEVE SWEENEY ALFORD BRUSHED WOOL STRIPE SWEATER IN GREY
Lightweight yet irresistibly cosy, our Alford men’s sweater is designed for all seasons. It offers a modern relaxed silhouette complete with a classic crew neckline with duo-tone stripe placement and fully-fashioned saddle shoulder detailing.
The super-soft wool Genevieve has selected for the Alford is locally sourced and spun by a celebrated Aberdeenshire mill. The secret to its luxurious handle is the fact it comes from the ‘first clip’ of the lamb – an initial shear known for its unrivalled softness. Finer and more expensive, it produces a garment of exceptionally high quality without compromising on its authentic Shetland character. Once knitted, it is then brushed using the teasel thistle – a rarely used specialist technique that further enhances the sumptuously soft handle.
Genevieve’s keen eye for colour makes the Alford a striking yet highly wearable piece. In this case, the soft grey melange with contrasting stormy charcoal melange stripes.
Completely natural and highly effective, the teasel thistle has for centuries been used to brush and soften yarn. By elongating the fibres, it not only creates a beautifully soft hand-feel, but lends the wool a relaxed and subtly felted quality that no man-made brush could match. In addition, the sweater’s fully-fashioned, seamless design not only ensures a perfect fit, but barely any yarn waste.
Let the Alford add effortless texture and style your winter wardrobe; pair with indigo denim and navy tailoring, to camel overcoats.
Size Small – Chest 49cm/19 inches; Length 67cm/26 inches
Size Medium – Chest 52cm/20.5 inches; Length 69cm/27 inches
Size Large – Chest 55cm/21.5 inches; Length 71cm/28 inches
Size Extra Large – Chest 58cm/23 inches; Length 73cm/29 inches
Size XX-Large – Chest 61cm/24 inches; Length 75cm/29.5 inches
-100% super-soft wool
-Made in Scotland
-Hand wash or dry clean only
-7GG – for a lighter weight knit