ANDERSEN-ANDERSEN is a small family run company - founded in 2009 by Product developer Cathrine Lundgren - ANDERSEN and art director Peter Kjær - ANDERSEN.
The company is based on the simpel and low key Danish design tradition,ANDERSEN-ANDERSEN has specialized in developing only one product- a Sailor Sweater that is both durable and classic - a Sailor Sweater that can be inherited.By looking backwards into the maritime knitting tradition, ANDERSEN-ANDERSEN has gathered the best details made, added new ones and has this way developed what they believe is the World´s best Sailor Sweater.
The original ANDERSEN-ANDERSEN Sailor Sweaters are symmetrical and are inspired by an old Sweater from the Navy.The symmetry allows the Sailor to put the Sweater on with no regard to front or rear .The ANDERSEN - ANDERSEN Sailor Sweaters are the product of a long and proud maritime knitting tradition in Denmark.The Sailor Sweaters are developed in Denmark and are thereafter knitted by a small family-owned Italian knitting factory with a long tradition of manufacturing high quality knitwear. The founders of ANDERSEN-ANDERSEN have most of their lives been working in the rapidly changing fashion- and advertising industry and they had therefore no difficulties indefining the values of their own company - namely the opposite - through thoroughness and respect for tradition to create classics and then themselves market the SailorSweaters to specially selected stores around the World.
Mister Freedom is retail space / design studio created by Christophe Loiron, French expatriate to California in1990. The brick building at 7161 Beverly Boulevard is filled with a huge inventory of vintage clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women from the 1850’s to the present. The store also offers rare textiles, vintage books as well as antique props for deco. This extensive eclectic collection of vintage items is collected around the world and updated daily with new finds. Our customers are domestic and international individuals with discerning taste, collectors, non-mall shoppers, locals, designers, artists, wardrobe stylists… and some famous Hollywood cool cats.
Mister Freedom also collaborates with Japanese manufacturing experts “SUGAR CANE Co” (of Tokyo based “Toyo Enterprises”) for a full line of clothing, made in USA and Japan. Each collection is based on an original script we come up with, playing with fictitious characters in an historical background: The results are historically plausible clothes that never existed but could have, with a MISTER FREEDOM® treatment and solid ethical manufacturing by SUGAR CANE Co.
The registered trademark S. N. S. HERNING was founded in 1931 by Søren Nielsen Skyt (1899- 1972) in Herning, Denmark. As a young man, he made a living by selling knitted garments of his own making. In the mid1920'es, he learned about a technique of knitting with "bobble" patterns that increased the insulating abilities of garments.
Relying on these techniques, he began manufacturing the so-called FISHERMAN sweater, which was intended to protect its wearer from the rough weather at sea, and to be robust enough to withstand the wear and tear from the hard work.
All our FISHERMAN sweaters are still being knitted at our knitting factory in Herning - after the same recipe as that of Søren Nielsen Skyt - with strict rules for the layout of the bobble pattern, the cut, the measurements, and the ﬁnishing etc. Something about the design and feel of this garment makes us shy away from making even the slightest of changes to it.
Eighty years have passed since the release of our ﬁrst FISHERMAN sweater. Even if the production has had its highs and lows, we never stopped knitting it. And to this day, the FISHERMAN sweater remains at the core of our entire production of knit-wear.
More knits have naturally been added to our repertoire over time - but they all relate more or less directly to our original knit in terms of functionality, aesthetic, underlying technique, texturing, or simply that hard to describe feel.
All knits can be thought of as members of a family - sharing the same forefather.