True story: one of the first “press” gifts I ever received was a L.L.Bean Norwegian Sweater. It fit like shit and was itchy as hell, but it was free and, more importantly, legitimizing, so I loved it nonetheless, and kept it for many years (tucked away in the back of my closet, because it was so unpleasant to wear). These Recycled Wool Sweaters from Patagonia don’t fit like shit, and aren’t itchy as hell (both good things), and while they aren’t free, they are eco-friendly, and fairly reasonably priced. And, you don’t have to start a middling menswear blog to get one, which is a plus.
For price and purchase info, visit Patagonia.