Black Sheep Irish Fisherman's Sweater

A man's wardrobe is incomplete without our cable-knit crew neck sweater.


We took the undyed, naturally brownish-gray color of black sheep wool and combined it with a bit of white wool to get this distinctive, heathered color. This is a traditional cable-knit crewneck sweater that is a classic of Irish style and culture. Slip it over a collared shirt for a casual look and to take off the chill. Rib-knit finish at neck, cuffs, and hem. Pure wool. Hand wash or dry clean. Ireland.
Sizes: M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 207 reviews


189 of 207 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Great product; reasonable price - 1/26/2014
    By: from Chattanooga,Tn

    This is a great fitting, easy wearing sweater. It looks great whether dressed up or down.

  • 3/5

    Meh. - 1/22/2014

    The style of the sweater is good, however it's a bit scratchy and also it's not very thick, the weaving itself actually has holes large enough that you can easily see through it. Meaning, wind will go straight through and chill you to the bone.

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  • 4/5

    Classic look - 1/16/2014
    By: from St. Louis, MO

    This classic sweater has a look and feel of above average quality I have come to expect from Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Men's Fisherrman Sweater - 1/16/2014
    By: from San Jose, Ca

    It was a hit. Perfect fit. Looks wonderful and cozy. Hard to get it off him!

  • 5/5

    Superb Quality - 1/16/2014
    By: from Oklahoma City

    I've purchased sweaters from Orvis before, but this is the best ever. The fit is excellent and the quality of construction is superb.

  • 5/5

    GREAT sweater - 1/16/2014
    By: from MN

    Beautiful! Warm! Very High Quality! I would have expected to pay much more. My husband loves it and I love looking at him in it.

  • 4/5

    A little too authentic - 1/16/2014
    By: from NY, NY

    Comfy and warm. A little too authentic in that it doesn't fit like most sweaters, a little big around the arms and in certain areas you could like it to be more fitting. Definitely feels handmade. Wear with a mustache or beard to complete the look.

  • 5/5

    Husband loves it ! - 1/16/2014

    This sweater was excellent in quality. It was just the correct weight that it wasn't too hot, nor too cold to feel comfortable in . The fact it came from a country with a quality reputation in sweater wear was the reason for the purchase. The price was very good also- not too high in price and not too cheap. Would buy again a product from this country.

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Merino Wool
Our wool Henley shirt for men is an ideal extra layer in cooler weather.
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An ancient and universal fiber

One of the oldest and most universal fibers, 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 fiber. One square inch of merino fleece produces nearly four times as many wool fibers as other breeds of sheep. Interlaced with millions of microscopic air pockets, which act as Nature’s most effective insulator, merino fibers naturally reduce the passage of heat by trapping air between the woolen fibers. Because merino fibers 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 fibers 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.

Fine merino wool is soft, not scratchy!

Modern technology has made it possible to sort and select only the finest merino fibers. 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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