Style on Trial: Loopy cardigan by Simone Shailes

Loopy_cardigan_2Did you ever have a loopy jacket when you were a baby? The Fashion Police did, and we even had loopy hats to match! Clearly we were very fashion-forward babies, and way ahead of our time, for Simone Shailes has designed this version of the loopy jacket, which is sold at Topshop for the “bargain” price of £250. [Edit: now down to £60 in the sale. We wonder why?]

As adults, we think there’s a bit too much bulk there for our current tastes, and so we’re probably going to just try and forget our loopy-cardigan-wearing pasts, but we do find this design interesting and, for reasons we can’t quite explain, want to run our hands all over it.

What do you think, readers? Love? Hate? Indifference? Tell us!

18 Comments

  • January 5, 2009

    Holly

    If you’re really that keen (why?!) it’s just been reduced to £60.
    Still a ‘no’ from me.

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  • January 5, 2009

    b.

    Well, if you really want to look like you’re wearing a Komondor…

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  • January 5, 2009

    dee

    I like it. It has edge. Don’t like the colour though… ecru=eeuw!

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  • January 5, 2009

    gokarm

    I’m indifferent.

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  • January 5, 2009

    Evelyn

    After getting caught on any hook, handle and doorknob you come across, those loops would be 3 feet long!!!

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  • January 5, 2009

    Amber

    Haha, me too Evelyn – I’d have that thing wrecked within minutes!

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  • January 5, 2009

    Siany

    I imagine it would look good on someone. You know, those annoying girls that look good in ridiculous clothes that you’d look like a moron if you tried to wear.
    Grrrr…
    I think Dee’s right too – is that colour flattering on anyone?

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  • January 5, 2009

    Amanda Nicole

    Evelyn: I would sooo be that person! I get caught on things even without the looped clothing.

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  • January 5, 2009

    Mousy

    I’m always catching the sleeves of my kimono dressing gown on door handles (on more than one occasion I have sent a tray I’ve been carrying flying) – so yes, Evelyn raises a very good point. Those loops are a no-no in terms of practicality!

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  • January 5, 2009

    kelly

    I saw something about this when it was first on sale – Something about the designer trying to recreate or replace fur, with knittedness. (It might be a word – I use it a lot, anyway!) Not sure I understood it then, even less so now.
    But it was from a graduate show. They’re always meant to be different and a bit quirky- surely not things real people would wear though! Why DID Topshop pick it up??

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  • January 5, 2009

    Siany

    I’ve realised i like it a little bit because it looks like 30s fringing. Except it’s not.

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  • January 5, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    It makes me think of either an angel or a falcon.

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  • January 5, 2009

    Anna

    I very much dislike it. And I’d most definitely get the loops caught on everything.

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  • January 7, 2009

    DesignerEllaMode

    No. Ugly AND extra knitting just for ugly? Ah!

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  • January 7, 2009

    DesignerEllaMode

    Kelly–did the designer think of eyelash yarn? Heh. Still would be ugly. I now do appreciate the thought now… but as a thought. Or perhaps a bag, with the ruffle trend that could work!

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  • January 9, 2009

    Gigi

    Well, I suppose if you were selling lollipops or needed a place to put any rolls of coins, you could stick a whole bunch through the loops. Then it would be a practical buy, right?

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  • January 9, 2009

    Gigi

    Well, I suppose if you were selling lollipops or needed a place to put any rolls of coins, you could stick a whole bunch through the loops. Then it would be a practical buy, right?

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  • January 9, 2009

    Beazzle

    I seem to love everything you guys hate. I have this and adore it. In fact I bought the whole collection. I guess it looks better on.

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