You might be surprised to find that at times the sea has provided us with the most incredible styles in clothing. To be fair, as we live on an Island like we do, the sea is never far away in our conscience. Our Empire was built on the success of the Navy and fish has always been a major part of our diets. It’s only natural then that this would translate to what we wear. One of these styles is that of the Gansey or the Aran Sweaters. These hard wearing and water resistant jumpers are seen as a major part of Irish culture as well.
Maritime style has been bubbling under fashion style that has popped into the mainstream a few times. It deals with light colours like pastels. It’s very centered around blue, unsurprisingly as this is the colour of the sea and pinks and purples for women. There is very strong emapshsi on cotton and what you see on a sailboat. The jersey is very popular and rightly as it is one of the most versatile looks and garments that you can get.
With regard to the sweaters it usually goes well with nothing but leggings for women as it’s long enough to cover the rear, almost like a dress. For men it goes really well with jeans of both black and blue. Go to Shamrock Gift for some great types to choose from.