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Andersen-Andersen is a husband and wife team from Denmark who claim to make ‘the world’s best sailor sweater’. A bold statement? Probably, but when you get your hands on one of these beauties, you’re likely to agree. Knitted using ultra-heavy pure merino wool, these might have more in common with chainmail than knitwear — not only windproof, but probably harpoon-proof too.

Andersen-Andersen themselves describe these as ‘a sailor sweater that can be inherited’. This might be true, but they’re so good we’d rather take them to the grave.