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Traditional Designs for Men

 

Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In traditional Aymara textiles, patterns like the ones on this alpaca sweater represented khunu, or snowfall, against the dark night sky. Artisans working in a Bolivian workshop hand-loom this pullover using superfine alpaca yarn in five different colors to represent the stars, sky, and fields on a winter night.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
$79.99
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Croagh Patrick, where Ireland's patron saint spent 40 days fasting, is the country's most famous pilgrimage site. On "Reek Sunday," the final Sunday in July, tens of thousands of pilgrims climb its 2,500-foot peak. Nestled at Croagh Patrick's feet is the picturesque town of Westport, with majestic mountains on one side and the wild Atlantic on the other. It is here that our worsted wool pullover is made. Its thick-knit collar is inviting on cold days, and the three-quarter buttoned neck allows for easy layering. The Celtic knot design is inspired by the 8th-century Book of Kells.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 21 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 19 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The complex stitches of fishermen’s sweaters in Ireland’s Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The stitches have come to represent auspicious wishes and elements of island life. The honeycomb stitch in this navy blue turtleneck represents the rewards of hard work, while the diamond stands for fishing nets, the key to success on the harsh North Atlantic.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Men's Grecas Alpaca Cardigan
Men's Grecas Alpaca Cardigan
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Indigenous Bolivian craftsman translate grecas—repeating geometric patterns—from the traditional garments of the Tarabuco region in this zip-front cardigan. The design is an interpretation of barroco mestizo style, in which indigenous and Spanish cultures have struck an aesthetic balance. This lightweight and cozy 100% alpaca sweater is handknit by artisans in Bolivia. Features two patch pockets.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$178.00
$129.99
Men's Shekhawati Cotton Shirt
Men's Shekhawati Cotton Shirt
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Shirts

Shekhawati, in northern India, is known as the “open art gallery of Rajasthan” because of the thousands of intricate frescoes that decorate the walls and ceilings of palaces, forts, and temples. The patterns on this 100% cotton shirt are taken from a local haveli (private mansion) and give just a hint at the abundance of geometric and arabesque decoration to be found in Shekhawati. Side vents. No pockets.


Available colors: Brown, Green
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$72.00
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
Men's Grecas Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Bolivian craftsman translate grecas—repeating geometric patterns—from the traditional garments of the Tarabuco region in this 3/4-zip pullover. The design is an interpretation of barroco mestizo style, in which indigenous and Spanish cultures have struck an aesthetic balance. This lightweight and cozy 100% alpaca sweater is handknit by artisans in Bolivia.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
Tiwanaku Textiles Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
In the Bolivian high plains, amid the snowcapped Andes, the pre-Inca Tiwanaku culture thrived for more than 500 years. So far only a fraction of the civilization's ruins have been excavated, yet it has yielded some of the earliest and more remarkably well-preserved textiles found in the Americas. Their art features highly abstracted figures, that originally expressed real places, animals, or cultural events but over time became icons with symbolic meaning. The high degree of abstraction in the art of Tiwanaku has inspired several art historians to compare their art to modern abstract movements, including Cubism. The intricate, interlocked geometric patterns on this alpaca fiber sweater are adapted from woven Tiwanaku tunics made around 500 A.D.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$178.00
$90.99
MacLeod Cashmere Scarf
MacLeod Cashmere Scarf
(Based on 3 reviews)
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Made of 100% cashmere, this ultrasoft and lightweight scarf is woven on old-style Hattersley looms in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is the tartan of the Clan MacLeod, a Highland Scottish clan from the Isle of Skye. Many family members fled Scotland for Ireland in the 16th century, where the family name became McClure.


$98.00
$27.99
Cotton Aloha Travel Shirt
Cotton Aloha Travel Shirt
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Shirts

Popular nationwide since the 1930s, the aloha shirt reflects Hawaii’s island culture and Japanese cultural influence. Once made from imported kimono fabric, these casual-Friday classics are worn in Hawaii for all but the most formal occasions. The colorful, crease-resistant cotton lawn fabric is breathable and looks polished even in hot or humid weather. Features mother-of-pearl shell buttons. Handmade in Honolulu, Hawaii, by the only American manufacturer of its kind.


Available colors: Blue, Grey
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$89.00
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
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In the northern British Isles, thick wool pullovers known as guernseys kept fishermen warm and dry during long runs at sea. Villages came to be known for particular knitting patterns like this one, originally named for the Yorkshire port of Whitby. Whitby sailors also worked fishing seasons in the Scottish port of Peterhead, and the style is sometimes called Buchanhaven after Peterhead’s small local fishing village. This classic nautical sweater is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, using virgin wool raised and spun in Yorkshire.


Available colors: Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$79.99
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Cardigan
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Cardigan
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Our argyle cardigan is a timeless classic, inspired by clan tartans dating back to the 17th century. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear.


Available colors: Blue, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
$76.99
French Mariner Sweater
French Mariner Sweater
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The iconic navy and white stripes of our French Mariner Sweater is based on a pattern originally intended for deep sea fishermen in Breton, but that has since been adopted by seafarers and yachtsmen across the ages. The sweaters were originally worn by “marchand d’ail,” sellers of garlic and onions who sailed from Brittany to England with their wares. Eventually the French Navy adopted the tight-knit wool design, but only sailors and new recruits wore stripes—officers alone were permitted to wear solid colors.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, XLarge
$235.00
Scottish Borders Cardigan
Scottish Borders Cardigan
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Ruggedly built for outdoor adventure but classic enough for evenings in town, this Shetland wool cardigan is an excellent choice for travel. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear. Along with angling in the local rivers, Hawick outdoor culture is marked by the annual Common Riding, where hundreds of riders on horseback celebrate a 16th-century victory over an English raiding party. This Shetland wool sweater is designed to withstand the brisk weather of the British Isles. Its natural water-resistance and moisture-wicking properties keep you warm and dry. Suede elbow patches and quilted suede on the chest help resist wear and tear from bags and camera straps. Suede trim on two front patch pockets.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$249.00
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

A red, green, and yellow intarsia plaid decorates the chest of this Scottish wool-blend sweater. The heathered brown background is inspired by the rich texture of traditional Scottish wool tweed. Made in Lothian, Scotland, of 90% wool and 10% silk for extra softness.


Available colors: Blue, Brown
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
$69.99
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Sweater
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Our blue, gray, and brown argyle sweater is a timeless classic, inspired by clan tartans dating back to the 17th century. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear.


Available colors: Blue, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
Bolivian Stained-glass Alpaca Sweater
Bolivian Stained-glass Alpaca Sweater
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Stained glass, vitrales in Spanish, is an important part of barocco mestizo style, the blend of Spanish and indigenous architecture found throughout Bolivia. Congregations that couldn’t afford true stained glass would mimic it with paint. The hand-shaped leaded outlines of these intricate windows are the inspiration for the pattern on our gray-green 100% alpaca crewneck sweater.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$119.99
Peruvian Terrace Alpaca Sweater
Peruvian Terrace Alpaca Sweater
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Terrace farming has been part of the Peruvian landscape since at least 900 b.c. It makes even the steep Andes farmable, which, scholars agree, contributed to the success of pre-Inca civilizations like the Chavín, Moche, and Huari. This ancient striped landscape of rock, soil, and crops is the inspiration behind our textured sweater.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Rajasthani Cotton Blouse
Rajasthani Cotton Blouse
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Our bright cotton blouse is a contemporary, feminine restyling of a traditional men’s kurta. The pattern is silk-screened by hand in vivid orange and red inspired by the bonfires of the springtime Hindu festival of Holi. Button front with Nehru-style collar. Side vents and seam-taped cuffs. Made in India.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$36.00
$7.99