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: M, L, XL, XXL.


Overall: 4.3/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 73 reviews

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63 of 73 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Classical Fisherman's Cardigan - 4/14/2014
    By: from Dana Point , Ca

    Very attractive and cozy sweater which immediately elicited very complimentary comments from discerning friends.

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    Best Christmas present - 1/16/2014
    By: from Houston, TX

    Since receiving the sweater as a gift on Christmas, I have worn it with pleasure every day. Very glad it has a zipper instead of buttons.

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    Great Sweater - 1/15/2014

    I gave this sweater to my husband as a gift after he picked it out of the Orvis catalogue as an item he wanted for Christmas. He loves it. It is soft, comfortable, not too heavy, and true to size. It is a great sweater at a good price.

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    Expensive but handsome - 1/2/2014
    By: from Pinehurst, NC

    A most attractive sweater. Patches on elbows and trim at edge of pockets add a nice distinction. One flaw: the pockets are secured inside the sweater, each with a knitted single chain of yarn, one of which had come loose from the sweater when we received it. Really a flimsy attachment. However, "fixable". Overall, a really a good looking garment.

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    hints favorite sweater - 1/1/2014
    By: from az

    This is my husbands favorite sweater. It runs a bit large. It is very warm.

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    Fishermens Sweater - 12/30/2013
    By: from Palmer, IL

    Love it it's exactly what I was looking for. Will be buying the other color soon.

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    great gift! - 12/28/2013

    Sweater was a gift for my husband who was very pleased with it. It is well made and beautifully styled. I am sure he will be wwearing it for years to come.

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    Handsome Sweater - 12/28/2013
    By: from Lake Guntersville, Alabama

    This classic sweater has everything to create a sense of style and comfort -- a zipper to make it easy to put on and take off -- beautiful knit with the accent of elbow patches for strength and sport, and a nice shape that compliments a broad shoulder/small waist fit. It is the perfect sweater for the man who doesn't want to fuss with clothes but wants to be able to fit in if he walks into public from the outdoors. This Fisherman's cardigan is so versatile, there almost isn't any place where it is not appropriate. My husband has received so many compliments on it, I'm going to have to order more of these. It is the one item he won't travel without.

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    Great Sweater! - 12/27/2013
    By: from Santa Barbara, CA

    Liked this sweater in the magazine and on line, but when I received it as a gift, it was even better than I had imagined. Great sweater day and night for those in-between occasions! I liked it so much, I bought my son-in-law one in a different color for Christmas.

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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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