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Half zip sweater

Here's our versatile range of half-zip sweaters, a collection that includes everything from classic half-zip polo neck sweatshirts to traditional knit troys.

Each garment in our selection is carefully designed to offer both style and comfort, including everything from finely knitted half-zip sweaters to the iconic half-zip lice cardigans, known for their unique Norwegian patterns. Whether you're looking for a casual look for everyday or a more dressed-up style for the office, our range offers a perfect mix of tradition and modernity.

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What is a half zip sweater?

A "half zip sweater" is a type of sweater that has a half-length zipper that extends from the collar down to the chest. This allows the shirt to be partially opened for ventilation or to adjust the fit around the neck. Half zip sweaters can be made from a variety of materials, including wool, cotton, and synthetic blends, and are popular for their versatility and comfort. They can be worn as a mid-layer in colder weather or as an outer garment in milder conditions. The style is both sporty and casual, which makes it suitable for a variety of occasions, from everyday wear to more dressed-up events.

Half zip sweaters are often made in a more classic sweatshirt quality with a smooth fabric in either cotton or polyester, alternatively a blend to give a soft fabric. But then there are also the classic knitted sweaters with half zip, which are often called Troyer sweaters.

So what is a Troyer?

A troyer is a type of knitted sweater characterized by a short zipper or sometimes buttons at the neck. This type of sweater is similar to what is described as a "half zip sweater", with the difference that the term "troyer" is often used in certain regions or contexts. The Troyer is practical and designed to provide warmth while allowing the user to easily adjust ventilation by opening or closing the zipper.

The troyer has its roots in workwear and sailor clothing, where it was originally used for its functional design and ability to protect against cold winds. Over time, however, it has evolved into a popular fashion item available in a variety of styles and materials, including wool, cotton and synthetic blends. The Troyer is appreciated for its versatility and comfort and can be worn in a variety of contexts, from formal to more casual settings.

Half zip sweater with polo collar.

Common on half zip sweaters is that the neck goes up into a high neck, so-called polo collar.

Both practical and stylish, these jumpers are equipped with a half zip that runs from the chest up through the polo collar. This design allows for easy adaptation to varying temperatures and situations, while maintaining a sophisticated outfit.

For everyday use, this sweater is perfect over a simple t-shirt. The zip can be adjusted to show off the t-shirt underneath, giving a casual yet put-together style. It works great with jeans or chinos and can easily be adjusted to the weather conditions by opening or closing the zip.

On more dressed-up occasions, the same sweater offers a unique opportunity to combine comfort with formal style. Swap the T-shirt for a shirt, with the collar sticking up into the open polo collar. This gives your style a distinct and elegant look. This combination is perfect for situations that require a slightly more formal attire but where you still want to maintain a sense of personal style and a little more casual than a suit or blazer. It is well suited for office environments, business meetings or dinners where the dress code is "smart casual".