The Captain's (Jürgen Prochnow) Sweater in the film "Das Boot" search

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  1. senjorlossi

    senjorlossi Familiar Face

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    Hi Guys,
    I know i´m a LITTLE bit late on this thread ;), but anyway... Maybe this is still useful to some of you:

    The Jumper Jürgen Prochnow is wearing in the movie is called a "Troyer" in Germany. This is basically the term for this kind of jumper: knitted wool with a zip on the upper part of the front. It´s a very typical garment in northern Germany, especially for sailors and fischermen.

    If you look for "Troyer" on the Internet you will find it from Fashion Shops as well as from Shops that sell military / outdoor or working clothes. They are offered in all kinds of materials, but if you want to go for one, make sure that you go for pure new wool.

    I have one in dark blue made of ultra heavy wool. It´s labelled "Elbe II". This is maybe the longest lasting piece of garment that I own. I bought this Jumper at least 25 years ago and have been wearing it over and over. The quality ist absolutely astonishing. It has accumulated a few small holes over the years, so I don´t wear it "on the street" anymore, but it is still my premier piece of clothing for working in the garden or just haning around in the house. You literally don´t need a jacket when wearing this one, even in light rain. This jumper will most probably survive me.

    Hope that helps...
     
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  2. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Can anyone show me a picture of one of these with the collar zipped all the way up and possibly with the collar folded over as well.

    Thinking of using one for cycling, but its anything like my Submariner by Outdoor Knitwear, might be too much.
     
  3. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    I believe @Turnip has one of these sweaters, perhaps he can answer your question?
     
  4. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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  5. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    I Have a Das Boot Navy Blue Sweater, by Outdoor Knitwear, also sold by Grand Prix Legends in Surrey, UK.
     
  6. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    You could buy that style also from Boss, Nike, PRL, Levi´s, Lacoste, Esprit, Only, G-Star, Paul&Shark, A&F, Hilfiger....and almost any other international brand producing clothes.

    ...and it’s not too unlikely that an old German brand like Boss even produced some Kriegsmarine-originals during that time...;)
     
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  7. Neilh

    Neilh New in Town

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    Hi, I work for Outdoor Knitwear and had some input a few years ago when we replicated the Das Boot captains sweater.
    some of the details we worked hard to achieve was the fit, type of Zip bronzed brass, length of the troyer
    ( 1/4 Zip opening) cotton herringbone tape on the inside of the collar. yarn is 100% wool which would have been used in
    the time period due to inherent fire resistance.
     
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  8. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    I Have a number of various sweaters by Outdoor Knitwear, you make very good pullovers / jerseys etc indeed.
     
  9. Neilh

    Neilh New in Town

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    Thank you for the compliment, The end results are really down to our staff who are highly experienced and take a pride on what they do day in day out we have no sewing machinists who have been with us less than 20 years.
    I have been in knitwear technology and production for 40 years.
     
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  10. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    By-Coincidence, Outdoor Knitwear just sent me a promotional email. i have always been impressed with the quality of the various sweaters that I have purchased from them and by the service from the sales team. There a few threads on this website that mention them.
     
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  11. Old Mariner

    Old Mariner One of the Regulars

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    I seem to have a strange tendency to keep coming across these types of sweaters with slight variations. Years ago I had one that I got from a thrift store. When I outgrew it, I happened to find another, not too long after, again in a thrift store. 20210330_190157.jpg
     
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