Make mine a mohair

Random Fashion Coolness’ tweets have got me obsessed with looking for mohair sweaters on Ebay. During the cold snap I was glued to my big fluffy Dennis-The-Menace-striped sweater which was super-snuggly and big enough to layer three or four other sweaters/vests/T-shirts under.

I’ve got my eye on these:
Buy it here

Buy it here

This seller (above) has been hand knitting her holey mohair jumpers for 25 years – I think I might like a khaki and pink stripy one…Buy it here

Buy it here

Buy it here

I much prefer the shapeless cuts of the vintage knits to the more fitted new ones, they just seem to have the right silhouette to go with skinny jeans. I tried this Brora one on at the weekend but it didn’t flatter. Anyone else know any good sources for shapeless vintage mohair?

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16 Responses to Make mine a mohair

  1. ELLE says:

    Lovely! I love the loose knit black one. Want to snuggle into it now.

  2. emily says:

    really like the cobweb knits…i'm trying to find rodarte-esque ones at the moment.

    quick note to say that jottings of a fashionista has moved to: after the teacups (http://thispageiswrinkled.blogspot.com/)

    hope you like! x

  3. Random Fashion Coolness says:

    Think I may have an allergy to the hair-of-mo ;] My jumper's a purple & black version of that Dennis The Menace version, very long,with a cowl neck. Fab post, you may have converted me…will have to cope with the accompanying rash!

  4. Random Fashion Coolness says:

    Think I may have an allergy to the hair-of-mo ;] My jumper's a purple & black version of that Dennis The Menace version, very long,with a cowl neck. Fab post, you may have converted me…will have to cope with the accompanying rash!

  5. enc says:

    I love the look of mohair, and these are super-fuzzy and wonderful.

  6. Make Do Style says:

    Owh good finds. I love mohair but it aggravates my skin dreadfully – most wool does.

  7. susie_bubble says:

    The first one is amazing…. the colours definitely are my fave….

  8. Zenobie says:

    The last three are so 90's grunge, brilliant!

  9. Susan says:

    They look curiously itchy. Love Random Fashion Coolness though!

  10. pretty face says:

    Itchy, no?

    I reckon there's plenty of that in most charity shops xx

  11. dalston shopper says:

    the guy that sells in a stand closer to the Canal on Saturday's Broadway Market near London Fields has a bunch of similar mohairs he has been trying to get rid of.

  12. Marta Represa says:

    Definitely the shapeless ones look better! I really like the first one you posted here. In Paris you can find amazing mohair sweaters in random vintage shops like Free'p'star in the Marais. You just have to look for them among the chaos of horrid 80's polyester dresses!

    xx

  13. randomlondongirl says:

    Mohair open knit jumpers are indeed awesome!

  14. AGK says:

    Love this. The perfect winter snuggle.

  15. monstablogga says:

    Wow so cool! I'm an ebay virgin. I think I'm allergic to mohair though. Sadface. Totally love the blog by the way! I'm following you! http://bloggamonsta.blogspot.com/

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