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The Proper Sailor Vest
The Proper Sailor Vest

The Proper Sailor Vest

Was: $140.00   Now: $75.00
Weight: 10.0 oz
Item #: PSV
  • luxurious SeaWool Fabric
  • Made from crushed oyster shells, recycled plastic and spun with organic wool
  • 2 front zippered pockets with real leather accents.
  • high stand-up collar for warmth

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As I was walking down an abandoned old wharf in Newport Rhode Island, I came across an old salt carving a seal from a piece of driftwood. Scraggy beard, ragged trousers, yet a remarkably attractive wool vest.  It seemed out of place until I sat down to hear his tale.  “Son, the sea is many things to our population, first being sustenance of life, second being a vast plain of adrenaline adventure to explore and finally, sadly, a massive abyss where pollution is mounting at rapid rates.”  “So, what does that have to do with your sweater, I asked” “Aye, he said, here is the rub, my vest is made from discarded oyster shells and recycled plastic and spun into what’s called Sea-Wool.  Now I may be old and past my time but living my whole life on the ocean certainly allows me to give something back to it. Now as I understand it, the upcycled oyster shells are mixed with recycled plastic bottles and ground into a fine powder then spun into Sea-Wool. This unique textile provides several benefits including being naturally anti-odor and providing insulation to stay warm in cold weather, clever eh.  Well now, that’s a tale from an old man and his sea.

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Perfect fit for my body type 180 pounds 6'0" slim/athletic build. High-quality construction.

Love love love this vest what a great product. Really warm and I've gotten so many compliments and asking me where I purchased it. And when I tell them it's made from recycled products there like no way. Worth every penny

Great looking sweater vest I've had several compliments on it already. I like the universality of the vest as it can be worn with many colors. Fit and finish is as described in the catalog and delivery time was excellent Overall a 'hit' with me.