Saint James Binic II Sweater

The Saint James Binic II Sweater is a nautical piece of knitwear often seen as a must have for Menswear admirers.

Saint James’ knitwear is on another level; heavy and durable and so warm it is hard to believe. From personal experience, I have yet to find a sweater warmer than a St James. The design of these is almost iconic in its simplicity, and the colour ways here are the much loved ones that are often seen on knitwear of this style. Here we have items from the workwear side of fashion that truly are made for work, so wether you are deep water fishing off the British coast somewhere or just out and about this Winter, a piece of knit like this will keep you warm no matter what.

It’s always nice to see workwear done properly and by a company that actually make items for a particular trade. I much prefer that than when a fashion brand tries and a lot of the time fails (not to say that some brands out there don’t ever succeed as some as you most likely know do) to reproduce workwear items and cut on quality, but keep the price high by cashing in on the trend. If you are going to do it, do it right. So, if you are looking for knitwear like this this Winter, I recommend looking at a brand that was started in 1889 in lower Normady and one that uses pure wool to ensure quality is always high. One like Saint James, who take pride in the items that they manufacture. If you haven’t already guessed yet, I quite like Saint James’ knitwear and I hope you get the chance, if you have not already, to check some out for yourself.

These Binic II sweaters are available now from Oi Polloi for £110.

Jamie Szulc

One of three co-founders of THE DAILY STREET, Jamie specialises in menswear and is currently Footwear Account Manager at Fred Perry.

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