Classic Long Sleeve Fair Isle: Edward VIII
• Edward VIII's iconic sweater painstakingly recreated
• 100% Shetland Wool
• Knitted in Scotland
Possibly the most iconic trend setter of the early 1920s was Edward, The Prince of Wales, later to abdicate his role as King Edward VIII, who is considered by many to have been the best-dressed man of the 20th century.
One of his most celebrated items of clothing was the Fair Isle featured in the oil painting “Royal Friends”, a portrait of Edward and his dog by John St Helier Lander, first published in the Illustrated London News in 1925. The painting itself was based on a Life Magazine photograph taken in Biarritz during 1924.
Our Scottish knitters have replicated this iconic sweater, exclusively for Aero. This is strictly limited edition for this season only. For many years Aero has offered a range of hand knitted Fair Isles. Sadly, one by one of our fabulous knitters have retired and the skill base needed to produce these unique sweaters has dwindled.
This left us with only one option, to find a commercial knitter capable of reproducing a machine knit Fair Isle using original hand knitting patterns from the mid-20th Century so that the design and the fit were both true to the era. We also wanted a pure wool pullover knitted in Scotland and to make the task even more difficult, we wanted the finished pullover to look "hand knitted". These beautiful pullovers fulfil every one of our demands.