JKISSI : The brand LL Bean is no stranger to our site here, even though it has been sometime since we have discussed any news concerning the brand. Recently, the notable American lifestyle brand has dug into their old archives to reissue the ‘Norwegian sweater’ which is knitted in Norway just as the original. With the fall season now in effect a great piece of knitwear as this would be the perfect choice to layer with. The beautiful weave texture design is what ideally caught my eye at first glance without any prior knowledge of the sweater’s riveting past. I thought it was very interesting to see the older audience from different blogs such as Max Wastler’s All Plaid Out identify with the sweater on a much more different level than myself. A first generation pusher myself in this nation with a love for traditional prep intertwined with a urbanesque touch, I hope to pass this sweater on to my own children.
First appearing in LL Bean’s catalog in 1965 the sweater became the choice for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a functional yet stylish sweater. Through the years the sweater fell out of the company’s loop of regular production. Accompanied by various bloggers composing articles on the sweater, and the resurgence of American prep in fashion/style it has made it’s way back to the production in a robust fashion.
Fit Description - The black denim vest was the perfect layering piece. I have been on the search for a black denim jacket instead of the indigo one that I previously made by having my tailor cutting the sleeves off a jean jacket. Similar to what I said above the weave patterns on the Norwegian sweater is a interesting pattern to play with and layer. The sweater does a lot more than just look good,with the times came great technology to improve the production of the sweater now made out of 100% wool. The black beads are my favorite wrist ornaments right now giving the earth tone beads a bit of a rest from regular use. I decided to do something different and give the images a B&W touch which looks very appropriate with the feel of this post.