Dressed for: A Serious Swobe

Already Pretty outfit featuring cabled sweater coat, faux leather pants, black booties, fringe handbag

Cabled sweater coat – courtesy Woolovers
Tee – thrifted – similar
Pants – H&M – similar
Booties – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – similar look
Earrings – Corsetsimilar shape

We talked swobes recently. I think it’s safe to say that this is the One Swobe to Rule Them All. Heavy, cozy pure British wool done up in amazing cables? Yes please. This sweater coat will join with my Icelandic tunic as one of the few items of clothing I own that can stand up to subzero temps. Though, as you can see, worn open it works beautifully in warmer weather, too. I loved pairing it with skinny faux leather pants for a fun juxtaposition.


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12 Responses to “Dressed for: A Serious Swobe”

  1. Ruth Slavid

    But what about the rain? don’t you get rain? I would be so nervous about going out in something like this because I would be sure it might rain at sometime in the day and then I would be walking round in pounds of wet bedraggled ruined wool.

  2. fashionforgiants

    Oh, it’s fantastic. And those pants. I love this whole look so much!

  3. No fear of fashion

    It is a beautiful coat, really fantastic. Never seen anything like it. Now you can be warm and stylish. A rare combination. But I do have the same question as Ruth. What about sudden rainor snow? Do you carry a plastic Mac with you to go over this coat when it rains?

  4. WW

    Here’s a question for Sally or anyone who wears sweater coats. Does your coat pill around the butt/thigh region due to sitting on surfaces? What about snagging? I have these issues with long cardigans and sweater dresses, and therefore haven’t taken the plunge with a sweater coat for fear of ruining it too soon.

  5. Nebraskim

    Does that “swobe” run pretty true to size? I am so tempted and if I bite, I’ll click thru from here so you get the credit. Thanks.

    • Sally McGraw

      Thanks, Nebraskim! I would say it runs a bit big. I got a unisex medium and it works but is a bit roomy. The size charts are accurate, but since this is a thick knit made from heavy wool it naturally stretches a bit. Hope that helps!

  6. crtfly


    How did I miss this in their catalog? This is a wonderful garment. I am so tempted to purchase one also. But I have talked to you about my sweater addiction. I have to draw the line somewhere. I don’t need a sweater coat but my goodness it is hard to resist!

    Oohhh they have navy and burgundy too. It’s a good thing they don’t have a forest green or I would be lost.

    One other thing. You have a perfect, gorgeous profile. A face right out of a Renaissance painting.