The Perfect Jumper

Navy

139 

In stock

99 

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  • 100% Merino wool, soft, warm and hard-wearing
  • Milano stitch made in Portugal
  • Unshrinkable and pill-resistant, easy wash at 30°C

Navy

Estimated delivery :  
38836
preordered pieces
Shipping & Returns

A Legend returns

The Perfect Jumper’s back, and it’s still spot-on

How those less-than-perfect jumpers missed the mark

1

They shrink after the first wash, and disappear after the third.

2

They lose their shape in a heartbeat

3

They’re itchy

4

They pill and start looking ugly

Still got it

46,346 people can’t be wrong

You read that right: 46,346 people. That’s like filling Turf Moor and Vicarage Road with supporters, all clad in Perfect Jumpers. What a sight that would be. We've been working on this jumper for six years now, using your feedback to make it a little more perfect each time round. And here we are.

Getting the main ingredient right

You don’t mess with a winning team, so the Perfect Jumper’s still 100% Merino, the soft and hardy wool that’s a tech whizz when it comes to thermoregulation. It’ll keep you warm when it’s chilly out, and it’s breathable enough to keep sweat at bay when the temperature rises. A year-round sidekick.

Following the threads

Our Perfect Jumper is made from South African Merino wool. We’ve traced it all the way from the sheep’s back to our website’s checkout. It’s 100% tracked and the supply chain’s transparent, which means we know who works on your Perfect Jumper, every step of the way. That means you know what you’re buying. No pulling the wool over our eyes, or yours.

Making pills a thing of the past

Bobbles aren’t welcome. A jumper that pills is a jumper whose stitch is not tight enough. For the Perfect Jumper, we've selected a tight Milano knit: wear it, rub it, roll down a hill in it, do as you will. There’s no room for pilling here.

WOOLY LONGEVITY, AT LAST

Woolly jumpers have a rep for shrinking in the wash. No such worry here — we graced our Merino with a natural treatment that allows it to be machine-washed up to 30°C. Good news for you, bad news for that Action Man figure that thought he was getting a new jumper…

A CUT ABOVE

Nothing to declare here: we didn’t change a thing. The Perfect Jumper’s still go that tidy, neat fit. The sleeves are wide enough to let your arms move freely (a plus we think), but not baggy enough to get caught in a breeze. Also, we nailed the perfect length, meaning that when you scratch your nose the world won’t see your belly button.

Sleeve Notes

Unless you’re auditioning for the role of Angsty Teenager #3 in a made-for-TV high-school drama, you probably don’t want your sleeves hanging over your hands. To keep the cuffs exactly where they should be we strengthened the ribbing by adding an extra thread. No mall goth chic with this one.

FIT FOR PURPOSE

To keep things nice and toasty, we packed 550g worth of wool into each jumper. Thanks to Merino’s mystical breathable qualities, it’s still suitable for mild days, but this stuff really comes into its own when the mercury drops. No more turning the radiators on in September. Bill-friendly knitwear - we think of everything.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

We knew we’d cracked the Perfect Jumper challenge when the only feedback we got was requests for more colours… And, as ever, we’re happy to oblige. We added three colours to the mix:

  • Dark brown
  • Rust
  • Grey marl

And we kept those tried and trusted colours on hand too:

  • Navy
  • Charcoal
  • British racing green
  • Blue marl
  • Camel
  • Off-white
  • Burgundy

Follow that yarn

What goes into making your Perfect Jumper? The materials have travelled a total of 21,409 km (13,303 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives South Africa

Social & environmental certification: Abelusi Wool

Certifies that every animal is tagged and farms are checked for animal welfare. Each farm supplying wool is identified as the label also guarantees that our partner Segard Masurel meets every farmer and that the farmers' working conditions are regulated.

Washing

Mediterranean Wool Industries S.A. Egypt

Social certifications: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Environmental certifications: RWS and a certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights / REACH

Spinning

Tollegno 1900 Spa Poland Poland

Environmental certifications: RWS

Dyeing

Tollegno 1900 Italy

Environmental certifications: RWS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, ISO 14001

Knitting and garment make

Elmate Portugal

Social certifications : ISO 9001 , RWS

Elmate have been masterfully knitting our Perfect Jumper since 2016. They're a family business with authentic know-how and state of the art equipment.

Social certifications : ISO 9001, RWS
Elmate have been masterfully knitting our Perfect Jumper since 2016. They're a family business with authentic know-how and state of the art equipment.

Looking for more insights on the provenance of our wool for this new version of the Perfect Jumper?

Check us here in South Africa where we met up with the team of Segard Masurel on one of their partner farms.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Perfect Jumper we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

15.2 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 156,6 kms (93,3 miles) by car.

12.2 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 203.5 kg of apples

138.89 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 56.3h of heating (in average flat).

No Sweat !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy size change

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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