When I used to write product copy, names were something I thought about constantly. Not on like an all-consuming level, but people would pretend like fashion was Fun and then name something like the “Fisherman Sweater in Sand” or the “Steven Shirt” and I would turn to the US Tax Code for something with more energy. But whenever we would get a Howlin’ shipment, the packing slips had line items like “Flying Teapot” and “Dub Investigation” and “Twisted Nerve” and “Mr. Mutant” and all of those would be crewneck sweaters somehow. I think one season they just named stuff after David Bowie songs. In other words, Howlin’ has fun. And aside from good names, they put out some of the best-made, subtly weird knitwear every single season, just like this Secret Lover sweater.
Done in a Goes With Everything Navy Blue and knit in Scotland from a 70/15/15 mohair/wool/nylon blend, this shaggy sweater features a ribbed crew neckline, raglan shoulders, ribbing at the cuffs and hem, and a regular fit—but maybe size it up anyways because why rock well-fitting mohair?
I want like 25 sweaters right now and we’re not even in November yet (the actual scariest month). And not to speak too soon, but it kinda feels like we’re in a Peak Sweater period and my bank account is going to shoulder an unfair burden over the next few months. It’s like Fall is an abandoned house on a deserted highway with all sorts of creepy ephemera in the front lawn and my wallet is screaming at me not to enter and I’m just charging ahead on some maxed out Leroy Jenkins energy.
Anyways, this one is available for $345 CAD (~$263 USD) at Lost & Found