THE SEAMAN'S SWEATER
Comfortable and chic, the seaman’s sweater is an essential traditional item reinvented by Bleu de Chauffe to give it an elegant, contemporary look in the spirit of workwear. This remarkable quality, outstanding piece is made to last for many seasons, for many years, like the sweaters of old. A beaded rib stitch knit with a double yarn, a hand-grafted collar, the perfect raw material – high-quality certified cotton – and carefully hand-finished details.
The Cancale sweater is knitted in the traditional way using a beaded rib stitch. This hand-finished piece is as comfortable to wear as a sweatshirt.
Cut: We have changed the shape of the traditional super-tight seaman’s sweater to make the Cancale sweater more spacious and comfortable. The wide, straight cut gives the Cancale sweater a casual chic look.
Collar: A round, slightly raised collar, grafted using a traditional technique to make it more resistant, and exceptional finishing details. The neck opening has been designed to make it easier to put on and take off, and for total comfort.
Sleeves: The sleeves have been adjusted to make them wider for freedom of movement. They are finished with a wide cuff to ensure the sleeves stay up, like the traditional seaman’s sweater. The weave has a unique geometric pattern to mark the border between the sleeve and the cuff rib.
Welt: The wide ribbed band at the waist gives it a perfect shape, and has a unique geometric pattern that highlights the border between the sweater and the waistband.
The Cancale sweater, made in France by Bleu de Chauffe, is an original piece, a must-have item for the masculine wardrobe.
The model is 1.82m tall, weighs 76kg and wears a size M.
THE MATERIALS, EXCEPTIONAL FEEL AND WEIGHT
For optimal comfort and a durable item that lasts throughout the seasons, Bleu de Chauffe sweaters are made from 100% OEKO-TEX® One certified cotton. The beaded rib knit prevents stretching and improves the shape (5% elasticity compared with 30% for a sweater knitted using a classic stitch). Its marine-grade weight (1.3kg/m2) makes it sturdy and long-lasting – a genuine heirloom piece.
A MARINE-GRADE SWEATER, INCOMPARABLE SIMPLICITY AND STYLE
We have developed and tested the Cancale sweater to make sure it is cozy and warm at 18 degrees Celsius and below, and also comfortable, warm, and breathable for those cool summer evenings.