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: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 78 reviews


67 of 78 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Really Nice - 9/22/2014
    By: from Myrtle Beach SC

    I live in the south. I thought it would be a good weight for our mild winters. Right after buying I took it to Toronto in mid September for a "test drive". It was great. I can be between sizes so the smaller size worked well for me. With a banded bottom, looks best when zipped.

  • 3/5

    By: from Lafayette California

    I returned this sweater as the color for me was to bland. The sweater was nicely made but was not for me. Others might feel diferently..

  • 4/5

    should be great - 5/26/2014
    By: from Texas

    we are past peak season for this, but it appears to be well made and REALLY heavy

  • 5/5

    His Wednesday Sweater - 5/21/2014
    By: from Mendocino, Ca

    We shall call it "His Wednesday Sweater", you can dress it up or down and it will be excepted @ any meeting in Northern California Redwoods... The wool is so soft and warm and very handsome on my husband -- great fit, wonderful warm color w/shade darker patches on the sleeves that also matches the trim on the pockets... What a great buy...!!!!

  • 5/5

    Best Gift Ever! - 4/24/2014
    By: from Bronx, NY

    Purchased this sweater as a gift for my husband. Simply said " best gift ever". Beautifully made, and the construction is impeccable. the material is of the highest quality and wears well. A bit hesitant because of the price, but worth every dollar. My husband looks elegant in it!

  • 4/5

    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.

  • 5/5

    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.

  • 5/5

    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.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    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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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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