Little Buck Hunter

Episode 3:'s Associate Editor tries to solve the Miyake mystery and discusses knitting in the round.

on Oct 18, 2011

Hola deal hunters! It's a new day at Second Time Around, even if the coat hangers aren't cooperating. Who thought Tara was going to break out and have "A no more wire hanger moment" in the middle of the store? Just me? Moving on. . .

A Miyake Mystery
We open with a pair of Scooby Doo villains dropping by the store with an original Issey Miyake suit. The suit is pretty amazing, if not an incredible re-imagination of Mugatu's outfit from Zoolander. It's appears to be knitted in the round which, what? Why aren't grannies churning out delightful things like that? I would be far more interested in getting that for Christmas than woolen socks.

Apparently no one is, because according to Simon Doonan this piece is one of a kind, so much so that this little number was most likely lifted from the showroom. And to think that person wouldn't have gotten away with it if it weren't for those crazy kids at STA -- just kidding. No hard feelings, the piece was donated to the museum, to be enjoyed by the masses who see the true joy in Asian knits.