Saint James

The Saint-James Company was established in Lower Normandy, in the commune of Saint-James, close to Mont Saint-Michel, since 1889. Originally producing woollen underwear, they soon became the world's most famous source of the classic Breton fisherman's sweater. The sweater was made in a very tight stitching, using a secret stitch which granted to clothing warmth, water proofing, and considerable resistance to both the wind and cold. With such thick tight stitching, knitted very close to the body, this sweater became "the second skin of seafarers".

The origins of the fisherman’s sweater are to be found in Brittany. It is from there that merchants left during during the 18th century to travel to England for the sale of their onions. These merchants wore an item of clothing that made them recognizable from a distance...

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    1. Primary photograph of product 'Cancale II Sweater (Ecru)' Secondary photograph of product 'Cancale II Sweater (Ecru)'

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      Cancale II Sweater (Ecru)

      £119.00

      Outside the EU £99.17

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      Cancale II Sweater (Navy)

      £119.00

      Outside the EU £99.17

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      Cancale II Sweater (Red)

      £119.00

      Outside the EU £99.17

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      Cardigan (Ecume / Gitane)

      £199.00

      Outside the EU £165.83

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      Stripe Boat Neck Breton (Ecru / Mar / Tulip)

      £99.00

      Outside the EU £82.50