Emmy The Edwardian Cycling Sweater in Burgundy/Oat
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Our Edwardian Cycling Sweater started its journey with an email from Lauren, founder of the historical shoe brand American Duchess, writing: “I have a proposal for you. What do you think about a cross-brand product collaboration? There is a particular 1890s sweater that everyone in the vintage and historical dress community seems to have been lusting after for years - you know this one!...”. Our founder Emmy didn’t even have to click the link to know which sweater it was. The rest is, as they say, history.
We’ve worked hard to get our Edwardian Cycling Sweater as true to the museum piece from the 1890s as possible without compromising on the voluminous leg-of-mutton sleeves. Despite the very historically correct look, the sweater looks just as awesome with our Sweeping Suffragette Skirt as with a pair of skinny jeans for a contemporary look, or with a 1930s-40s inspired outfit as the Edwardian silhouette was back in fashion in that era too.
The overall rib knit gives this sweater its flattering hourglass shaped silhouette, and also makes it so warm and dense it could easily be worn as outerwear in climates milder than our Scandinavian.
In addition to the very voluminous leg-of-mutton sleeves with cuffed hems, the sweater also sports a turtle neck collar with buttoning in both sides continuing along the shoulders. You only really need to open one side to get into the sweater though.
Material: Heavy, warm and super-soft wool yarn in ivory. 100 % extrafine merino wool (mulesing free).