Comfort Fingers

>> I'm not sure whether to be really happy or angry with COS for putting pre-meditated thumb holes into this cashmere top that I picked up as err… an overindulgent pyjama top.  I've recounted many times on the blog the inaugural act of getting a new school jumper and then proceeding to gradually wreck it through the terms as I push my thumbs through to make some lovely shredded holes.  Was it purely a means of keeping my fingers busy?   Was it an act born out of pent up teenage frustration and all that jazz?  Was I just into scraggy holes in jumpers?  This surely needs to be psych-analysed at one point.

So am I REALLY mad at COS for taking out the gradual process of the hole-making and neatening them up into perfectly formed thumb-vestibules?  Or like the old fogey that I've become, perhaps I'm SUPER happy that the holes have been yuppified and are there, ripe for the taking.  I slip this piece of cashmere on and thumbs slot right in with an ease that is supposedly befitting for someone who can swan into COS and pick up a cashmere pyjama top (though I really thought it was just a plain cotton tee…)…  

You know fashion week has got too heady when I'm analysing an afterthought of a design detail…  

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21 Replies to “Comfort Fingers”

  1. ha ha! I have the same top and have ended up sleeping in it. Cosy isn’t it? I’m personally grateful for the fingerless glove at the end of the sleeve – will make winter just that little bit more bearable!

  2. gentrification knows no bounds. i suppose it’s a sign of the times, we’re too old for school jumpers now (thank god). i used to do the same thing with my school jumper, until i picked off the entire cuff from one sleeve. mum couldn’t afford a new jumper so i had to wear it for the remaining year and a half of school, with one sleeve short and one just ratty. then j-17 gave away free studs with a magazine, so i added those round the stumpy end. i thought it was awesome, god knows what everyone else thought.

  3. I also have this top haha and love the thumbholes, mainly because though I used to try and make them myself in my school jumpers, I could never succeed! weak fingers i supppose

  4. I like that they do that, I prefer not to tear my tops and I like keeping my wrists warm. And Susie, since you are one of the all powerful bloggers, can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell COS to start selling online? Or open stores in Canada? I just moved back from London and am suffering MAJOR COS withdrawal. I remember years back when they announced they were opening and you were unimpressed at the concept and then we were all pleasantly surprised when we saw the collection. They were doing Celine before Philo was doing Celine.

  5. I have similar issues with items with thumb holes. What if I don’t want to use them? Then it doesn’t work. I have admired clothing items with thumb holes and passed them up because of that detail.

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