The fisherman’s sweater, also known as the Aran sweater, is typically made out of wool and was created in late 19th century Ireland. Over the past year this style of sweater has seen a resurgence in popularity. It is a classic that now has become a fashion must. This weekend it graced the cover of The Wall Street Journal Magazine.
The first time I noticed the sweater was last spring in the Isabel Marant collection. Unfortunately by the time I researched it, it was sold out. I had been searching for this sweater but wanted it in cotton, as opposed to wool, and at a reasonable price point. The one above on the cover of the WSJ is designed by the Row (the Olsen sisters clothing line) and retails at $4,490. The quality is amazing but I am not loving the price. The blog Honestly…WTF wrote a post on Friday about the fisherman sweater. You can view the sweater styled many different ways.My favorite is the Ralph Lauren Aran sweater above and it is on sale for $239. It is cotton, relatively lightweight, and a slim fit. If you are looking for a wool sweater you can visit the Aran Sweater Market. This is a classic staple that I have added to my wardrobe. What do you think?