Why would anyone call this a “uniform sweater?”
Well, because that’s precisely how it came to be…commissioned in 1995 by The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, Ma., the oldest conservation land trust in America, founded by Charles Eliot, in 1891. Their requirements were exacting. For it to be adopted as part of the Ranger’s Uniform, it had to be practical and serve double duty…as a layering piece but sturdy and warm enough to go it alone in the winters of the Massachusetts coastline. Simple enough? Not exactly. It took us well over a dozen prototypes to get The Ranger’s Uniform Sweater approved by former Ranger, Dave Rimmer.