Standing on the quay at Claddagh , watching the herring fleet head out into the Atlantic, just as it has done for eons.
A stiff breeze blows in from the southwest.
Not a chilly breeze, but you definitely want to be wearing something.
After a few centuries of fishing under these conditions, this is what the fishermen off the Irish coast have come up with.
(No. 6973). Double-breasted seafaring style, painstakingly woven from buttery-soft but dense cotton that is perfect for spring. Two patch pockets at waist. Eight anchor shank buttons. Ribbed collar, hem, and cuffs.
Part jacket, part cardigan. Wholly nautical, entirely cozy. Imported.