The Irish sweater, more commonly known as the Aran or Fisherman's sweater, is a popular garment with cable patterns running through the chest and is a popular choice for the Christmas season. Irish sweaters are a more relaxed style and often come in cream colors and use heavy knits that make them ideal for cold climates. Cream Irish sweaters look great on both men and women when worn with more fitted bottoms, leading to a cool contrasting style. These are five of the best Irish sweater styles for this coming Christmas.
You can pick up this great Irish sweater from Neiman Marcus for $129, which is substantially less than its $185 original price. The sweater a light cream body with a rolled crew neckline, fitted long sleeves with high ribbed cuffs, as well as a ribbed hem. This one comes in a soft cotton and linen blend. Neiman Marcus chooses to style this one with a denim collared shirt underneath and brown slacks below. You'll also do well pairing this one with nearly any shirt underneath and your favorite pair of jeans.
This British boutique ASOS carries this heavy Irish sweater, which they sell for $245. This one has a 100% Scottish wool body with a fisherman design, featuring a small diamond knit through the front with larger diamonds on the arms. This one has a chunky roll neck with a high banded hem, fitted cuffs and a boxier style than the Polo Ralph Lauren sweater. ASOS pairs this one with black pants and brown shoes for a smart look.
This take on the Irish sweater sells for $150 at Mr Porter, which is 50% off its retail price. The sweater comes in dark green and has a 100% wool body. You'll find a high roll neck, multiple textured panels with waffle knitting and fitted arms with long ribbed cuffs as well. This one has a fairly loose fit. Mr Porter matches the Herning sweater with dark denim and stylish black boots.
You can also pick up this modern Irish sweater from Mr Porter. This one comes in dark navy and is made by the French brand A.P.C., which is mostly known for its high end jeans. The sweater has stylish raised bands that weave across the body, hitting the torso all the way through the sleeves. The A.P.C. Woollen Fisherman's Sweater will look great with more relaxed looks. The sweater also goes for half off, making its final price $140.
Neiman carries this high end Irish sweater from Burberry's luxury line. The sweater sells for $1,095 and comes in a dark cream trench Aran cable knit. You'll find a deep V neckline with long fitted sleeves, a ribbed hem and a simple pullover style. This one is made of a soft wool and cotton blend and will need to be worn with an undershirt. Neiman makes the sweater look great with a white tee underneath and a pair of darker brown trousers.