Here's a sweater design for men by Vivian Westwood.
...I don't think I'm going to be knitting this anytime soon...

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TheKnittingMill's picture

OMG! My eyes, MY EYES! What in gay hell?


Bill's picture

but you have to love the hat!!!

Bradferd's picture

This isn't what we would wear in gay hell... :)

vsidart's picture


Kenny's picture

what is that?

Kenny's picture

what is that?

fuzzed's picture

Of COURSE you're not going to be knitting it any time soon. That's because it's crocheted. :) It looks like it's a meld of hairpin lace and broomstick lace. Can any experienced crocheters confirm or refute?

In any case it's gross. Uglier than some of the stuff from the 70s.

Crafty Andy's picture

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it may be a combination of crochet and knit, but nothing that the fashion industry has to worry about. Not everyone can design for men

Darrel's picture

other than all the obvious horror... what's up with that right shoulder? :P

actually, I think he might be a member of the red hat society. (the sweater is the dead giveaway.)

Craig's picture

It is crochet, Broomstick and hair pin as Fuzzed said, and yes it is ugly..................

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Thepook's picture

oh. my. god.

Mnjack's picture

I'd be afraid to wear it, afraid it would catch on everything. It is ugly but might improve if he wore it with no shirt under it. Yes, do like the hat.

Aaronknits's picture

It looks a lot like the macrame plant hangers that my mom used to have.

JesterTwin's picture

You know, it could be worse.....
He could be wearing a loud print flowered shirt under that thing. Hey, they didn't even wear anything like that in Brokeback mountain. :-)

albert's picture

Looks like he got drunk and fell through his curtains.

MMario's picture

That's not a sweater - it's a really fugly bad doily with sleeves.

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Trying to be positive--I don't think it would take very long to make and think of all the scraps of wool you coud use up ;-)

ronhuber's picture

The article of clothing and all your comments really cheered me up this morning.

scottly's picture

I'm trying to think of an appropriate occasion to wear it - maybe at my debut as a bag lady.

YarnGuy716's picture

Wonder if the pattern would include instructions to make the red felt cowboy hat.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

It is hairpin crochet - at its ugliest. And the hat isn't so hot either. Another travesty inspired by the myth of the West as put forth in romances and bad films. You know: If it is about cowboys, it has to be sexy. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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mwkbloom's picture

What a waste of a nice-looking model!

Bill's picture

the scary thing is that you know Westwood didn't do just one of these....there would be variations of colours and forms. I've been trying to find what year she showed this...

Still more tasteful than my crochet skills.

rjcb3's picture

I'm just curious as to how the conductors at the fashion show would drape such a monstrosity on such beauty as that.

My compliments to the hatter.


MMario's picture

it's the designers choice....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

rjcb3's picture

That poor lad.

I certainly hope they paid him well.

MMario's picture

nes reports are that salaries for male models were down about 40% in Milan the latest fashion week.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

michaelpthompson's picture

Have to admit, that's bloody ugly, by any standards. On the plus side, you could probably use it to catch fish in a survival situation.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

bobinthebul's picture

The model isn't so bad, though it might take me several weeks to erase the memory of the ensemble from my mind... But think of the bright side - if you were starving in the wilderness, all you'd have to do is swim with that thing and you might snag half the fish in the lake.