Sweater guide part 1

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Sweater guide part 1

The sweater is also known as a jumper in Great Britain and it is a casual wardrobe staple that is wonderful during the colder seasons of the year. It can be made of many materials such as cashmere, wool, cotton, alpaca, or blends thereof.

How a sweater should fit:

Overall, you want something that does not pill, that lasts you for quite a while that is soft on the skin, that keeps you warm, without making you sweat unnecessarily. You want it to fit properly in the shoulders, in terms of shoulder width, you want the sleeve lengths to be exactly the length you want, and it should not be too baggy around your midsection. Sweaters are not a formal garment. They are wonderful if you are at home, or in a casual environment where you want to be comfortable and when the range of movement is essential. Sweaters are a lot better than any kind of tailored garment when it comes to the range of movement and comfort.

History of the sweater:

If you go back in history and look at the 15th century, you can see that fishermen from the island of Guernsey wore these kinds of garments for the first time. They were made of a tightly spun knit wool because that is what they had available and it had to last and keep the fishermen warm and protected even in the roughest of seas. Eventually, fishermen from outside of Guernsey picked it up and they called them gansey. Once the gansey had been adopted by the Royal British navy in the 19th century, later on, there was also the fair isle sweater, again, named after a geographical location and it became really popular in 1921. when the Prince of Wales famously wore it and had a portrait painted of himself. Between the 1920’s and 1970’s, a lot of movie stars wore sweaters.

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