The use of wool to produce clothing has been established for at least the past two hundred years. There has yet to be a material made that is as effective as wool is at keeping you warm even when the wool becomes wet. The cost and performance of this natural fiber is one of many reasons why pure virgin wool sweaters are prized by those who have experience with wearing them in the cold.
Officers in the London Metropolitan Police have long used wool sweaters by T.W. Kempton as part of their cold weather uniform. These sweaters are by far the top of the line sweaters produced by T.W. Kempton for the Metropolitan Police. This is readily apparent by looking at how it is made and the features found on the sweater that show it was produced for senior staff. The first thing to take notice of is the sweater is made from 100% pure virgin wool, which ensures that these sweaters will be more resistant to damage as the virgin wool is stronger and thicker than previously processed wool. Inside the sweater there is a lining made from synthetic polycotton, which will eliminate the scratchy feeling that some get when wearing 100% wool sweaters.
|Manufacturer||British Police Surplus|
|Construction||100% Pure Virgin Wool|
I am 6'7" and 250 pounds and the size 58 fits perfect. I am very pleased with the quality of the sweater, it is reinforced where needed. The wool is a good weave pattern and is not itchy, nice dark blue almost black color. I will be ordering another when back in stock even though I would like to see a lower price (I consider shipping) as I am a fan of wool over synthetics and its been a long time since I've seen this quality at this price.