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MKM Originals Possum Merino Breton Stripe Sweater

Classic style and comfort with simple crew neck and ribbed cuffs and hem.

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SKU
30045
NZD$199.00
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Size Chart

Men's Body Size Guide

Size to Order

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

Chest (cm)

92 - 97

98 - 102

103 - 109

110 - 117

118 - 125

126 - 132

Waist (cm)

81 - 86

87 - 92

93 - 99

100 - 107

108 - 114

115 - 122

 

Size to order

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

Chest (inches)

36½ - 38

38½ - 40

40½ - 43

43½ - 46

46½ - 49

49½ - 52

Waist (inches)

32½ - 34

34½ - 36

36½ - 39

39½ - 42

42½ - 45

45½ - 48

Distinctive men’s sweater with a subtle stripe, knitted in New Zealand from a blend of Possum fibre and Merino.

Classic style and comfort with simple crew neck and ribbed cuffs and hem. Made from a soft, warm blend of 60% Merino, 30% Possum fibre and 10% Nylon.

About Possum Merino

Once you’ve tried it nothing else will feel as warm and soft. Possum Merino is a wonderful blend of possum fur and superfine New Zealand Merino wool with a texture similar to cashmere - luxuriously soft, incredibly lightweight, exceptionally warm and easy to wear. It won’t pill, it won’t wrinkle, it’s anti-static and is an innovative and practical market solution to an environmental challenge facing New Zealand.

Due to its hollow nature, the possum fur fibre is incredibly insulating and provides exceptional thermal warmth without weight. Research has shown that it is 55% warmer than Merino and 35% warmer than cashmere.

Superfine New Zealand Merino wool is renowned for its skin-friendly softness, all-seasons breathability and easy care durability. It combines beautifully with possum fur to create garments of exceptional warmth and quality that are incredibly good value.

Care Directions

Please follow those on care label attached to the garment. Warm hand wash with a gentle detergent. Warm rinse well. Lay flat to dry in the shade. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Drycleanable.

About MKM Originals

MKM Originals workwear is a reflection of the region where it is made: the rural heartland of Manawatu in the central North Island of New Zealand. For more than 135 years, these garments have been tried and tested in many rugged conditions, from the shearing shed to the building site. Just good quality knitwear, designed and made in New Zealand, by New Zealanders – as original as it gets.

About the Brushtail Possum

The Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a medium sized marsupial and was introduced into New Zealand in 1837. It is from a completely different family to that of the American Opossum, and has a fur quality similar to Mink. With no natural predators, numbers exploded to approximately 70 million in the 1980s, with possums chewing their way through 21 000 tons of native vegetation each night. As well as competing directly with native birds for food, possums eat birds’ eggs, chicks and insects. Their voracious appetite threatens the survival of many of our native plants, insects and birds, including the iconic flightless kiwi.

Animal health and conservation authorities spend many millions of dollars each year on trapping and controversial poisoning campaigns in attempts to control the pest. In addition, the possum fur industry helps to keep the possum numbers down. Recent figures have shown that due to two decades of control, possum numbers have dropped to approximately 30 million. However, we must remain vigilant as with no natural predators, New Zealand conditions are so favourable for possums, they are often able to breed twice a year and could easily and rapidly increase in numbers once again.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) support the use of possum fur.

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Garment Measurements

Body length measurements from shoulder to hem

S - 69.5cm / 27.4 inches
M - 70.5cm / 27.75 inches
L - 72.5cm / 28.5 inches
XL - 74.5cm / 29.3 inches
XXL - 76.5cm / 30.1 inches

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