Another gem from The Official Preppy Handbook is their breakdown of preppy sweaters. All of the classic pieces have their own unique place in our wardrobe. But the standout by far is the Irish fisherman pullover. Better known as the Clan Aran sweater.
"Must be hand knit in the Aran Isles. Heavy, cream-colored wool with distinctive raised patterns. Originally, each family had its own pattern, so when bodies of lost fisherman washed up on the shore they could be identified."
I love the utility aspect of the sweater and the story behind it. Something which looks so beautiful and luxurious has this incredibly tough and very real heritage.Clan Aran Sweater link