As we all know from our ultimate guide to wool, merino is a wool from the merino sheep, which is known for its excellent tensile strength and softness due to its extra long staple fiber length. It’s often considered the working-man’s cashmere as it wears better and lasts longer, and the Danish brand Andersen-Andersen has devoted themselves to singing merino’s praises.
Double A looks back on Denmark’s nautical history to produce merino wool garments worthy of Northern European sailors. As such, their garments are heavy, warm, close-fitting, and will last a very long time. They’re also knit in such a way that there are no weak points or open seams inside the sweaters, it’s all one solid knot of wool.
Their latest release takes their classic hardy sweater and turns it blue. The indigo crew neck is yarn dyed, double ribbed at the neck, hem, and cuffs, and has thumb-holes at the end of the oversized sleeves.
It’s about as naturally engineered for warmth as you can get in a sweater and it’s available for $414 at Unionmade.