North Sea Clothing began on London’s Portobello Road market. With a background selling vintage menswear, Neil Starr reinterpreted the classic Submariner when the originals started getting hard to find. Originally intended to be an exact copy, the N.S.C Submariner now features an improved modern fit, hand linked using 100% British wool. The Original Submariner sweater was War Office issue to the British Royal Navy in both WW1 and WW2, and was used by the North Atlantic convoys to keep out the bitter chill.

Neil's vintage archive of cold weather gear still provides inspiration for N.S.C designs today. As demand has grown, the range has expanded to include various knits, technical outerwear, shoes and accessories. N.S.C. has adapted vintage styles to fit modern day use while maintaining the same hard wearing utilitarian quality as the originals. Still made from 100% British wool or cotton, N.S.C products are designed to last. The original and the best.

North Sea clothing offers an extensive range of sizes providing you with the most comfortable fit. Our Men's knit garment sizing is equal to your chest size in inches, and designed for a slim fit.

If you are unsure of your N.S.C size, take a measurement around your chest at your underarm in inches with a soft tape measure. Our clothing fits true to size. If you prefer a loose fit, we suggest you order a size up.

The below chart is designed for a guide only. Please allow a degree of tolerance natural to knitted garments. 


Knitwear sizing is equal to the chest measurement of the garment, underarm to underarm x2 in inches. 



Outerwear is sized to allow room for ease of wear. We recommend ordering the size labelled as your chest size. 



We recommend comparing the measurements below to a pair of well fitting trousers you already own to ensure you order the best fit. 


Our Marine Type 2 shoe is a standard to wide fit. 



The chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit on a flat surface. Length is taken from highest shoulder point to hem and sleeve is from highest shoulder point to cuff. 

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