8 February 2011

Chunky hunky knitwear - the Aran

Aran – The typical ‘hunk’ of the chunky knits.

Originating from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, the Aran is the younger more enterprising brother of the Gansey. Not as hard working, this sweater relies on his rugged blond looks and thicker wool to attract outside buyers to give the families on the island more income. He probably never went out to sea with the fishermen as his bulkier and stiffer style restricted movement, leaving this to his leaner and more flexible brother the Gansey. The traditional blond colour was due to the sweater being made from undyed sheep’s wool.
He does have one party trick – he can absorb 30% of his weight in water before feeling wet. And also draws water vapour away from the body keeping the wearer warm and dry.
This style with its pattern stitch and worn in a light colour will add bulk so good for the skinny guy.
And it may not make you more rounded guys in to hunks but what’s wrong with the soft cuddly teddy bear look? Go for the Aran cardigan in a darker colour which will be more slimming with its v neck front.
For one off vintage knitwear pieces visit www.qualityknitwear.co.uk .
They only stock retro and vintage knitwear including the classic Aran. This cardigan called ’These Loving Arms’ is selling at £45 and comes in large with tortoise shell buttons. But don’t worry if you are pipped at the post with this one as they do have other Arans online.

Full article on http://www.eclipsemagazine.co.uk/NewEclipse/Joomla15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=48%3Amens-fashion&id=2262%3Aknitwear-for-men-chunky-hunks&Itemid=74

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