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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Introducing the Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Oiled Wool Pullover made from Black Mountain Welsh Sheep Wool


London's Arthur Beale now offers another outstanding garment,  their new Erebus Boat Neck Pullover, made of oiled wool from the Black Mountain Welsh Sheep, "a rare breed of extremely hardy nature".  Naturally, it is made in Britain.
This is now the heaviest, hardiest sweater I own.  And it delightfully smells like sheep.



Their boat neck design means there is no front or back.   You can wear it either way round.


Once again, I sized up.  I am wearing a size Large.



The wool is neither bleached nor dyed.  This is the natural color of the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep.


You can read more about Arthur Beale's history, the wool, and its care below:






Extra wool is included with each purchase for future mending or darning needs.



Shown here with Patsy Kane's Mariner Shackle Earrings in Sterling Silver, Made in Marblehead:

18 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I could wear this around our dogs. If it smells like sheep, they'll be herding me all around the house. Quite nice looking, though.

    Aiken

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  2. Sure wish we had the cold temps to warrant such a pretty thick sweater. It was 65 degrees here today. :-(

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  3. Is see thin ice on one water-photo Muffy . What's the night time air temp there ?

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  4. Superb! A timeless classic! Thanks so very much!

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  5. I love the sweaters you feature on the blog! I am a sweater man myself, and here in the Mid-Atlantic I have actually had a chance to wear a few so far this season.

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  6. I bought a similar sweater(Black Sheep) at the Royal Male in Newport, RI. 20 years ago. The sweater has stood the test of time and is certainly the warmest one that I own.

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  7. Yes, the sweater is marvelous and of course I want one, but far more compelling is your amazing skin. It is to die for. Stunningly beautiful, lucky, lucky you!

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  8. No, of far greater importance is the Muffster's man-shirt, gingham, unbuttoned, carefully (but looking carelessly) popped out of the sweater. All you Muffmeister disciples, it's the little things which make a Prep Queen, the little things. None of you will ever achieve this degree of pinpointed prep. Muffy is a Goddess.

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    1. Oh my, did not realize it was a contest. Your tongue firmly planted in your silly cheek right?! HAPPY 2020 Muffmeister or not......PA

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  9. " Muffmeister... "

    I cannot unsee that !!

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  10. One word of advice. You can have the thickest, warmest, most tightly-woven wool sweater in the world, but if you're wearing it over a cotton shirt, it's pretty much useless.

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  11. Great looking sweater. The warmest sweater I own is a Norwegian 'original islender crew neck' from Devold of Norway. More or less what LL Bean knocked off to make its 'Norwegian' sweater. http://bit.ly/2QjouG0

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  12. I have an Orvis sweater made of similar wool and am very happy with it especially since got it at a thrift shop for $15.

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  13. I intend to purchase this sweater, through your link of course, but I would like to know your thoughts about fit.
    Generally, I wear a size large, however I'm concerned about sleeve length in Beale's sizing; do you feel that the large would provide proper fit for a 35" sleeve length?

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    1. I have the Large. The garment measurement of the sleeve from the shoulder seam to the cuff (not folded back) is 22 inches. The garment measurement from the top of the collar down over the shoulder to the cuff is 31 1/2 inches.

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    2. Thank you, that’s a help!

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