Classic Fisherman's Cardigan

Our classic fisherman's cardigan looks great dressed up or down.


Stay warm in a classic cardigan knit of pure merino wool. Among the finest of all natural fibres, merino insulates while still breathing exceptionally well—all without itching the way coarser wool can. Our zip-front cardigan pairs well with anything from a T-shirt to a shirt and tie. Soft, durable English Ratcatcher moleskin elbow patches and pocket trim. Washable.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 95 reviews


82 of 95 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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  • 5/5

    Worth every penny! - 12/6/2014
    By: from Annapolis, MD.

    This sweater is absolutely gorgeous in person! Excellent quality, rich, plush, soft, hangs beautifully on my husband. He loved it as one of his 40th bday presents!

  • 3/5

    I will keep it, but... - 12/4/2014
    By: from Florida

    I am 5-10 and 190 pounds, so I got a medium. It seems to make me look fatter around the waist, although it is warm and comfortable. Much heavier than I thought, and perhaps a bit big. It is cozy and reasonably well made, but I will not use it much, so I do not know how durable. The patches on the elbow appear to be in the right place for me.

  • 5/5

    Fisherman Cardigan - 11/29/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh PA

    Warmth and durability, this is the second one I have.

  • 5/5

    Beautiful Sweater - 11/26/2014

    I bought this as a gift and the recipient loved it! It looks great on. Nice quality and fabric.

  • 5/5

    A Beautiful Classic - 11/20/2014
    By: from Mill Valley, CA

    Perfect for the cool winter days here in San Francisco and cool evenings at our Palm Springs retreat. It's elegant in design and construction.

  • 5/5

    Fills the need - 11/20/2014
    By: from Fort Lee

    Excellent, very warm, practical with leather patches at points of possible wear

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Great sweater - 11/12/2014
    By: from Chattanooga ,TN

    Warm, not rough on skin. Well made, I like the merino wool

  • 4/5

    Great fishermans sweater - 11/10/2014
    By: from Sacramento, CA

    Generously proportioned, handsome and leather elbow make this one of my favorites. Should wear well and it is just the right weight and softness to be the "go to" garment for No California winters.

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Merino Wool

An ancient and universal fibre

One of the oldest and most universal fibres, felted or woven wool has been used for garments and household linens since the earliest civilizations. Wool textiles have been documented as far back as 3,000 B.C.

The superior quality of wool from merino sheep

Thousands of years of evolution and selective breeding have resulted in merino sheep capable of producing a super-fine wool fibre. One square inch of merino fleece produces nearly four times as many wool fibres as other breeds of sheep. Interlaced with millions of microscopic air pockets, which act as Nature’s most effective insulator, merino fibres naturally reduce the passage of heat by trapping air between the woolen fibres. Because merino fibres are smaller in diameter and more abundant than in any other wool, they trap more air and keep the wearer naturally more comfortable.

Versatile, durable and comfortable

Merino wool keeps the wearer warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. These remarkable fibres also absorb up to 30% of their own weight in moisture, pulling vapor away from the body so that the wearer stays dry and comfortable regardless of the temperature.

The extremely fine, soft, and crimped nature of its fibres allow for a strong natural elasticity that enhances its high-performance qualities. Merino wool is not only warm, it is water-repellent, odor-resistant, extremely durable, and anti-static, making it ideal for a range of products from performance wear to fine wool suiting.

Fine merino wool is soft, not scratchy!

Modern technology has made it possible to sort and select only the finest merino fibres. Merino wool has a microscopic diameter—about one-third to one-tenth the thickness of a human hair. The smaller the diameter, the finer, softer, and less scratchy the fabric will be. Lustrous merino wool produces fabric that can be worn next to the skin without discomfort, is soft, and always provides an exceptional hand and distinctive style. Orvis offers a wide range of luxuriously soft merino wool clothing for men.

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