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Men’s Aran Sweaters - from practical garments to a fashion staple

Men’s Aran sweaters have developed over time from a practical and warm garment for fishermen to a fashion staple viewed as a must-have. Initially, Aran sweaters were used by fishermen to slow down harsh working conditions near the cold water, while staying warm during their departures to the sea. It was a tradition for wives of the fishermen that worked in the sea to knit wool sweaters for their husbands. For many generations, this tradition of knitting Aran sweaters was passed within the family from mothers to daughters.

At first, these wool sweaters were commonly known only to the inhabitants of Ireland, after which they began to be appreciated worldwide. Starting with Hollywood stars and well-known public figures in the ’60s, they have come to be widely used. Nowadays Irish wool knit sweaters are considered to be luxury pieces accessible to the wide masses. Due to their properties such as softness, warmth, fit, breathability, and noble, fashionable appearance these have become the spiced up part of everyday outfits, especially during cold times.

Men’s Aran Sweaters knitting patterns

Men’s Aran sweaters use intricate patterns depicting religious and more day-to-day symbols inspired by the Book of Kells that have been passed down for generations. These patterns are commonly called Aran Patterns or Aran Stitches due to their origin- the same Aran Islands where were firstly created the Aran sweaters for fishermen. Indeed, even if today these stitches are appreciated due to their special design, actually they originated to help keep people/ fishermen warm. The usage of many layers of wool woven in different patterns helps to stow ( preserving) the body's natural warmth creating a protective wall against draught from contacting your skin. The best known and used patterns for creating Irish knit sweaters for men are the Cable Stitch, Honeycomb, Diamond, Basket, Trellis, and ZigZag. Each of these stitches has a different meaning starting with wealth, success, treasure, hope, hard work, and ending with moments and symbols of family life. Some people choose their favorite sweater depending on the stitches and the meaning they wear, often given as gifts to show the appreciation they have. Others choose sweaters depending on their design and appearance. No matter the reason and how you choose your wool sweater we guarantee that this unique garment will brighten up your wardrobe and look.

Looking for the ideal Men’s Aran Sweater?

First of all, when you're looking for men’s knit Aran sweaters you have to make sure it's an original sweater, meaning it's made in Ireland. This is important because a high-quality, unique Irish wool sweater is one usually made by hand in according to traditions preserved and sent from generation to generation. Furthermore, to be sure of the quality of the sweater, look for one made of 100% wool. Merino wool is known for its softness, warmth, breathability- features that make Aran sweaters comfortable, luxurious, and easy to match.

Saol Crew Neck Sweater- Aran crewneck is the original Aran design work known worldwide making this sweater a classic piece.

Men's Sweater with Button Collar- this sweater features a modern raised collar design with leather buttons.

Men's Irish Wool Aran Sweater - this sweater features the famous honeycomb and cable Aran patterns making it a beautiful and meaningful garment.

Men's Half-Zip Aran Fisherman Sweater- this 100% Merino Wool sweater is designed with a half-zip collar that can be worn up or down making it a versatile and easy matching piece.

Men's Merino Wool Irish Cable Knit V-Neck Cardigan - this convenient Aran knit cardigan is crafted with large and handy pockets, and five classic buttons run.

If you want to add some Irish heritage and luxurious comfort to your wardrobe check out our range of super-soft Men’s Aran sweaters here.

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  • SAOL Natural White Men's Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater MM203-100 Shamrockgift.com SAOL Natural White Men's Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater MM203-100 Shamrockgift.com

    White Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater

    Show off your cultural background in a stylish way with this White Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater. Our Aran sweater is crafted with great quality 100% merino wool, a natural material that is sturdy, soft, and comfortable. Our merino piece...

    $99.95
  • Aran Woollen Mills Men's Irish Aran Sweater A825-001 Shamrockgift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Irish Aran Sweater A825-001 Shamrockgift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Irish Aran Sweater A825-001 Shamrockgift.com

    White Men's Irish Aran Sweater

    Our White Men's Irish Aran Sweater from Carraig Donn is one of the softest and comfortable garments for the fall season. The symbolic blend of honeycomb and cable stitches in the traditional Aran knit patterns are believed to bring the wearer luck,...

    $89.95
  • SAOL Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202 Army Green ShamrockGift.com SAOL Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202 Natural ShamrockGift.com SAOL Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com

    Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Ask anybody who owns an Aran sweater what their favorite thing about it is and the answer will always come back different. The softness. The incomparable warmth. The sense of tradition. The enduring style. Every answer just lays out another reason that...

    $89.95
  • Aran Wollen MillsTraditional Cable Knit Merino Wool Sweater  BVB811 Atlantic Blue Shamrockgift.com Aran Wollen MillsTraditional Cable Knit Merino Wool Sweater  BVB811 Grey Shamrockgift.com

    Traditional Cable Knit Merino Wool Sweater

    This lovely turtleneck Irish wool sweater from Boyne Valley is one of the warmest, coziest cold-weather antidotes out there. The merino wool is both super-soft and strong enough to hold up to a lot of wear and washing, and the classic Aran stitches means...

    $113.45
  • SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater AWM210 Natural ShamrockGift.com SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater AWM210 Grey ShamrockGift.com SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater AWM210 Grey ShamrockGift.com SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater AWM210 Navy ShamrockGift.com SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater AWM210 Navy ShamrockGift.com

    SAOL Men's Aran Crew Neck Sweater

    A modern update of an Irish classic, this SAOL Men’s Aran Crew Neck Sweater features alternating bands of cable knitting and rib knitting on a tailored shape to bring style and form to the chunky work sweaters of the past. Knit from a prewashed...

    $79.95
  • SAOL Crew Neck Sweater AWM208 Natural front ShamrockGift.com SAOL Crew Neck Sweater AWM208 Natural front ShamrockGift.com SAOL Crew Neck Sweater AWM208 Natural back ShamrockGift.com SAOL Crew Neck Sweater AWM208 Navy front ShamrockGift.com SAOL Crew Neck Sweater AWM208 Navy front ShamrockGift.com

    Saol Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Our iconic, cozy Irish Crew Neck Aran Sweater is a winter staple for both men and women and is guaranteed to keep you safe from icy chills and ocean winds alike. Each Aran sweater we ship is manufactured from brand new, 100% Irish-sourced wool, and...

    $79.95
  • Aran Woollen Mills Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater Man A271 Skiddaw ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater Man Sitting A271 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater Man Sitting A271 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater Man Sitting A271 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com

    Rugged Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater

    Step up your sweater game with our incredible Rugged Celtic Wool Troyer Sweater from Carraig Donn! This wonderful sweater is made from 100% new wool, meaning that it has been shorn from a live sheep and therefore has not been recycled, reused, or...

    $109.95
  • SAOL Natural Traditional Men's Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202-100 Shamrockgift.com SAOL Natural Traditional Men's Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202-100 Shamrockgift.com

    Natural Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Be prepared to welcome winter in style, with our charming Natural Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater! This piece cannot be missing from your wardrobe, being the perfect combination of style, comfort and Irish spirit.Our beautiful Irish sweater was...

    $89.95
  • Saol Mens Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater Natural MM203 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater Navy MM203 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater Army Green MM203 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater Charcoal MM203 ShamrockGift.com

    Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater

    Enrich your winter wardrobe with our charming Mens Single Button Shawl Collar Aran Sweater and enjoy the ultimate all-day comfort it provides! This unique piece was made in Ireland, of 100% Merino Wool, one of the softest types of wool, lacking its usual...

    $99.95
  • Saol Mens Merino Aran Sweater Army Green MM208 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Merino Aran Sweater Army Green MM208 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Merino Aran Sweater Natural MM208 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Merino Aran Sweater Natural MM208 ShamrockGift.com Saol Mens Merino Aran Sweater Charcoal MM208 ShamrockGift.com

    Mens Merino Wool Aran Sweater

    From the very second you slip it on, this timeless Aran knit sweater is guaranteed to make you feel powerfully connected to the Emerald Isle, and, in particular, the Aran Islands, the region responsible for striking designs such as these. Here, the main...

    $94.45
  • Saol Mens Zip Neck Fisherman Sweater MM204 Navy Shamrockgift.com Saol Mens Zip Neck Fisherman Sweater MM204 Army Green Shamrockgift.com Saol Mens Zip Neck Fisherman Sweater MM204 Natural Shamrockgift.com Saol Mens Zip Neck Fisherman Sweater MM204 Charcoal Shamrockgift.com Saol Mens Zip Neck Fisherman Sweater MM204 Navy Back Shamrockgift.com

    Mens Half-Zip Aran Fisherman Sweater

    With this handsome Aran knit sweater, traditional Irish craftsmanship melds with a fresh new take on an old design. The stylish ribbed collar can be worn up or down, while the eye-catching tan leather zip pull adds a polished touch. Both of these...

    $109.45
  • Carraig Donn Mens Half Zip Troyer Sweater Slate Grey ShamrockGift.com Carraig Donn Mens Half Zip Troyer Sweater Slate Grey Front View ShamrockGift.com Carraig Donn Mens Half Zip Troyer Sweater Slate Grey Back View ShamrockGift.com

    Mens Half Zip Troyer Sweater

    The cold, chilly winter season presents the perfect chance to rock that comfortable, warm, and stylish look. There are a variety of garment designs, styles, and products suitable for the challenges presented by the slithering biting cold of winter. A...

    $99.95
  • Aran Woollen Mills Men's Sweater with Button Collar Atlantic Blue B559 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Sweater with Button Collar Natural B559 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Sweater with Button Collar Army Green B559 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Sweater with Button Collar Army Green B559 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Sweater with Button Collar Atlantic Blue B559 ShamrockGift.com

    Men's Sweater with Button Collar

    This men's raised button collar sweater is a perennial favorite from a large range of men's knitwear, and it's easy to see why! Stylish and comfortable, the rugged sweater is knit from a soft Merino wool that's high-quality and extremely durable. The...

    $112.45
  • SAOL Knitwear Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater Natural SA209 ShamrockGift.com SAOL Knitwear Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater Natural SA209 ShamrockGift.com SAOL Knitwear Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater Natural back SA209 ShamrockGift.com SAOL Knitwear Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater Atlantic Blue SA209 ShamrockGift.com SAOL Knitwear Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater Atlantic Blue back SA209 ShamrockGift.com

    Men's One Button Shawl Wool Collar Cable Sweater

    Be ready for the chilly winter with this ultra-warm shawl collar Aran sweater. The v-neck shawl collar and old-school button closure are classy and elegant, and the beautiful Aran cable, diamond, and honeycomb patterns and herringbone stitch are rich in...

    $114.45
  • Saol Knitwear Men's Irish Country Sweater SA247 ShamrockGift.com Saol Knitwear Men's Irish Country Sweater SA247 ShamrockGift.com

    Men's Irish Country Sweater

    This handsome, classic Merino wool sweater feels soft and plush against the skin, and it is knit in a flattering half-zip style with traditional Aran cable, diamond, and honeycomb stitching and ribbed cuffs. We call it Irish Country, because that's where...

    $109.95
  • Aran Wollen Mills Men's Irish Aran Sweater SHA825 skiddaw Shamrokgift.com Aran Wollen Mills Men's Irish Aran Sweater SHA825 natural Shamrokgift.com

    Men's Irish Aran Sweater

    Our Men’s Irish Aran Sweater from Carraig Donn is one of their biggest fan favorites. And it is not hard to see why. The symbolic blend of honeycomb and cable stitches in the traditional Aran knit patterns are believed to bring the wearer luck,...

    $89.95
  • Aran Woollen Mills Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater Natural White Front B722 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater Natural White Front B722 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater Derby Purple Front B722 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater Derby Purple Front B722 ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater Derby Purple Back B722 ShamrockGift.com

    Men's Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater

    The perfect mix of sportiness, tradition, and masculinity, this Men's Merino Wool Aran 1/2 Zipper Sweater is great for a man who enjoys Irish style pieces that bring out his rugged edge! This Irish Aran sweater is made of 100% luxuriously soft yet...

    $104.45
  • Aran Woollen Mills Irish Men's Sweater A823 Denim Blue ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Irish Men's Sweater A823 Natural White Color ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Irish Men's Sweater A823 Connemara Green ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Irish Men's Sweater A823 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Irish Men's Sweater A823 Charcoal ShamrockGift.com

    Irish Men's Crew Neck Sweater

    Our Irish Men’s Crew Neck Sweater from Carraig Donn is a perennial favorite from a large range of men’s premium knitwear, and it is not hard to see why! Stylish and comfortable, this rugged sweater is knit from the pure super soft merino wool...

    $104.45
  • Aran Woollen Mills Men Merino V Neck Sweater Natural B736 Lifestyle ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men Merino V Neck Sweater Natural B736 Front ShamrockGift.com Aran Woollen Mills Men Merino V Neck Sweater Natural B736 Back ShamrockGift.com

    Irish Aran V-Neck Sweater

    Tradition and distinction of Aran Islands come together beautifully in this Merino Wool Irish Aran V-Neck Sweater. The ribbed v-neck collar immediately sets this sweater off with a masculine elegance as it creates a polished effect with the matching rib...

    $109.95
  • SAOL Charcoal Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202-10 Shamrockgift.com SAOL Charcoal Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater MM202-10 Shamrockgift.com

    Charcoal Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Worn for centuries by the fishermen the Aran Islands on their oceanic expeditions and later popularized by Vogue magazine in an unforgettable 1950s photoshoot, there really is nothing that an Aran sweater can’t be. This lightweight Charcoal...

    $89.95
  • Army Green Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater Army Green Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Army Green Traditional Mens Crew Neck Aran Sweater

    Aran sweaters are a favorite clothing piece for many. They provide the softness and the incomparable warmth so appreciated by our costumers. The sense of tradition and the design that never goes out of style. This garment is prized not just as a piece of...

    $89.95
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