Originating in region with a thousand-year-old textile tradition, Saint James brand story begins in Normandy during the mid-19th century. When the company started, they dyed and weaved wool sold in the form of skeins and balls in dry goods shops, along with selling undergarments and socks to hosiery shops. Over the years, Saint James began to manufacture wool clothing for local fisherman and sailors, specializing in thick sweaters to keep their customers warm at sea. During the modernist era, their stripe styles became popular with creatives and intellectuals, famously adopted as the look of the times by artists such as Picasso. Today, the company’s illustrious wool tops, shirts, and clothing are made of sheep’s wool from the Normandy region, crafted with the excellence and timeless knit patterns few garments can match.