Not the most obvious knit around, but the Submariner Jumper is a timeless classic designed to keep out the cold.
It’s the kind of jumper (or sweater if you prefer) that you see a lot in classic imagery from the 1960s. The Action seemed particularly keen on this design in old publicity shots and as the title suggests, the Submariner was prominent on Dennis Waterman in the cult classic Up The Junction.
Not that it was a 1960s thing. This was a practical piece of knitwear, one that was introduced in wartime to keep mariners warm on the open sea. But like many pieces designed for the military, it crossed over.
Crossed over and was widely worn- both by Mods and Rockers to be honest. But isn’t seen as much today. Perhaps it isn’t as easy to find today as it was some 50 years ago, but it certainly hasn’t disappeared. Several high-end brands do one and more affordable options are out there as well.
You can get an Original Montgomery merino wool Submariner Jumper at Amazon. Gloverall does one too, although it doesn’t seem as substantial as some – and the price is much higher.
For a little less, Mod label and retailer Jump The Gun also sells a Submariner, which is the one you can see here.
That one is available in an ecru or navy blue finish, selling for £95. If neither of those work for you, do a search online. They are there if you look and if you get one, it should be perfect for the current weather and time of year.