For the Supermarine, Spitfire

RAF, submarine turtleneck sweater

To Izzy’s mind, cream-colored wool turtleneck sweaters conjure up iconic images from World War II, of RAF flyboys in their sheepskin jackets and Spitfires, or of a submarine captain standing on the sail in the middle of the North Atlantic—pipe in mouth, binoculars in hand.  Izzy is clearly not alone in such fantasizing, given that at least three different vendors have attempted to reproduce the period sweater.

One Response to “For the Supermarine, Spitfire”

  1. Jeff the Baptist March 18, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    I’m more fond of the commando sweater myself, but I see where you’re coming from. Classic, practical, stylish.