The Danish knitwear manufacturer S.N.S. Herning was established in 1931, and is named after the initials of its founder, Mr Soren Nielsen Skyt, and the town in Denmark where the family-owned firm is still based. As a young man, Mr Skyt manufactured and produced knitwear for fishermen, which was characterised by its lightweight, "bubble" construction, still used by the brand today. This technique produces robust, highly insulating sweaters which are both lightweight and unrestrictive, perfect for protecting the wearer from rough seas and withstanding daily wear. In 1931 Mr Skyt trademarked the Fisherman sweater, which is still produced today to the original design specifications, and began mechanised production with machines imported from Germany.
These days, S.N.S. Herning sweaters have found favour among non-seafarers for their superior quality and aesthetics. The original design was born out of function rather than fashion, a fact which goes a long way in explaining why the sweaters look as good today as they did 80 years ago. Read more about S.N.S. Herning