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 durable Merino wool, a material that is ideal for staying warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather as it's breathable and adaptable, keeping you dry and comfortable. This material is natural and sustainable, and an excellent choice for anyone seeking fashionable and environmentally friendly clothes. This Irish sweater’s cultural design features the iconic Aran stitches inspired by Aran Island fisherman sweaters, famous since the late 1800s. The design features Aran patterns including basket, cable, and honeycomb stitches adding cultural significance and beauty. Basket patterns represent the baskets of Aran Island fishermen and hope that they would have plentiful catches. Resembling the ropes these fishermen used in their work, the cable patterns signify wishes for safe, fruitful voyages. The intricate honeycomb design honors the dedicated bees of the Aran Islands and symbolizes hard work. This harmonious combination of Aran stitching patterns gives a one-of-a-kind and traditional touch to the design. Adding some sporty edge and breathability to the sweater is a half zipper feature, which seamlessly blends with the distinguished raised collar. Finalizing the sweater with a clean, sharp feel is a ribbed trim on the raised collar, cuffs, and hem. This Aran half-zip sweater makes a wonderful holiday gift that can be worn with casual or formal looks!