Our Mechanic's Sweater imitates a WWII original, but we made this one in warm merino wool.

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  • Inspired by the classic WWII mechanic's sweater
  • Pure slub merino wool provides lightweight warmth and a vintage look
  • Half-cardigan stitch like the original
  • True suede shoulder patches
  • Three-button placket
  • Fully-fashioned seams for a better fit

The Story

We kept the half-cardigan stitch used in the classic WWII mechanic's sweater, but substituted slub merino wool instead of cotton for our vintage-style sweater. Warmer and lighter than cotton, slub merino wool captures the personality of the original. True suede shoulder patches enhance the look. Three-button placket. Seams are fully fashioned to produce the best fit. In navy.

Pure merino wool. Hand wash. Imported.

Sizes M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect weight to ware under a light jacket. Wear it while walking the dogs and going to ballgames
Date published: 2021-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Value. On first wearing it has become my favorite sweater. It is comfortable and made extremely well. I wish it came in other colors also. I would recommend this sweater to friends and family.
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant favorite... Of all the Orvis sweaters I have bought over the years, this is easily one of my favorites. The knit is unique and soft. The color is a much prettier navy blue than the picture suggests. Overall, the picture doesn’t do this sweater justice.
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and useful I've found this to be very comfortable and I especially like the shoulder patches that are useful to keep a camera strap in place and protect the fabric of the sweater from chafing by the strap
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite Great fit, and I can still move in it. It’s my new favorite sweater.
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and comfortable Bought this for my husband for Christmas. When it arrived I thought it might be too heavy, but it was perfect. He said the fit and comfort is amazing, warm but not hot, soft wool. He likes the fit, not tight like a typical V neck sweater. He would love one in another color!
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy Looking I purchased this sweater for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. It is not too bulky and looks very clean and sharp. I ordered his normal size and it fits perfect.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the details! Bought this for both my son and boyfriend- excellent purchase. Live the shoulder detail, although my boyfriend ruined his by trying to button the collar. So beware the ruination of a$100+ item for the man who doesn’t understand the finer points of clothing.
Date published: 2020-12-24
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