Besides the Norwegian sweater, the Matinicus sweater is my favorite sweater design from L.L.Bean. For the readers that were around in the 80s you might remember the sweater being called the Blue Rock Sweater. This was a must have item along with the other classic staples like bean boots, scotch plaid flannels, and the barn coat etc. For some odd reason the sweater was discontinued and was brought back to life a couple of years ago (check out the post here) The classic original color is blue. This year L.L Bean Signature released a new colorway of mountain red very appropriate to wear now with the holidays upon us. The sweater is crafted from heavyweight Shetland wool yarns in a classic jacquard knit. The sweater this time around has a better fit slim through the chest, sleeves and waist for a clean and polished look. Both sweaters look great and will definitely keep you warm.