Daylight Robbery? Knitted gilet by SUNO

Hand knitted multicoloured top

So, this exists. And honestly, we didn’t even know what it WAS at first (that’s always a bad sign), we just knew it looked like something Coco the Clown might have worn as a nipper. That’s not a good sign either, now we come to think of it.

What we mostly want to talk about here, however, is the price. See, this is £835, which is about $1,295. In its defence:

1. It’s hand-knitted

2. It’s alpaca wool.

Even so, unless it was actually hand-knitted BY alpacas, we still can’t imagine spending that much on… this. Seriously, just imagine handing over over $1000 and walking away with this! To think of all of the awesome shoes you could get for that price! Even assuming it took YEARS of hard work to create, we’d still kinda hate ourselves for spending that much money and only having a multicolured gilet to show for it.

What do you think? Daylight Robbery, or actually quite reasonable for  hand-knitted item?

(This is by SUNO, by the way, and you can click here if you want to buy it…)


  • September 27, 2011


    This reminds me of a purse that I crocheted when I was in second grade. I started it quite loosely, and during the process my crocheting got tighter and tighter. The outcome was similarly shapeless as this.
    This here is not only Daylight Robbery, it’s also an insult to the mature customer – and a very good example that as long as there are fashion victims in the world who will buy everything that is “designer” just because of this very fact, those designer will get away with literally anything.

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  • September 27, 2011


    I think I made that sweater (albeit with cheap acrylic yarn) in 3rd grade. I swear I remember that hideous orange and yellow yarn.

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  • September 27, 2011


    Pair it with the knit shorts!

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    • September 27, 2011


      Haha, this is absolutely horrible!

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  • September 27, 2011


    I’m pretty sure if you go on vacation in the Andes you can get a similar look for less. Or is that just an insult to their traditional clothing?

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  • September 28, 2011


    looks like something i can knit in the dark, during an earthquake…

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  • September 29, 2011


    Ah, now I know what to wear with the knitted shorts of the other day … not really … no

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  • October 1, 2011


    As long as there are idiots with pockets full of easy money, and a head full of nothing but trends, these labels will happily sell their crap, with those prices. Go to any Nepalese, Afghani, Azerbaijani…shop and get an authentic real Alpaca, cashmere, silk….all hand made piece with prices around 200 times less that this crap, that are far more beautiful and crafty as well. That way you will profit people who deserve the profit, as well as saving all the money you can for yourselves.
    Too many labels are selling crap with ridiculous price tags these days, coz 1: They can 2: They take people for stupid ( but we are not all like that! ) 3: They think the name is so cool the price tag is justified.

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  • November 23, 2011


    Oh, my mean old needlework teacher would turn in her grave… how she tortured us when we were little! I am sure one of my former class mates made this just as a revenge.

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