Seditionaries Punk Mohair Sweater - 1976

This product is unavailable

Seditionaries Punk Mohair Sweater - 1976


    During the 1970s, when the punk scene in New York was surging and bands like The Ramones, The New York Dolls and Television had their finger on the pulse of a disgruntled generation, Malcolm Mclaren saw an opportunity. He began advising members of The Sex Pistols on all matters sartorial, art and culture. Around the same time, him and his then School teacher partner Vivienne Westwood established a boutique that curated records, memorabilia, and garments that she made. Patrons of the boutique included Siouxsie Sioux, Chrissie Hynde, and the four Sex Pistols. The duo was inspired by the rugged style of New York punks like Richard Hell, whose trademark safety pins and torn jeans would make numerous appearances in the Pistols new wardrobe and Westwood’s designs. The Seditionaries pieces were produced throughout the ‘70s when the King’s Road boutique had undergone a name change, during this period numerous graphic t-shirts were made inspired by artist Wally Wood. Among other offerings was this Mohair Sweater, these sweaters were famously worn by members of the Pistols and have inspired a slew of other designers such as Junya Watanabe, Undercover’s Jun Takahashi, Number (N)ine’s Takahiro Miyashita and many others.  This sweater is an original piece from Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren, produced in the 1970s, there have since been numerous reproductions of the “Seditionaries” tops which are commonly seen in other secondhand online retailers. Due to the limited production and age of these garments, original pieces have been increasingly more difficult to come by. 

    Size + Fit
    All Seditionaries garments are one size and fit true to size medium (please refer to measurements).

    23.5 inch shoulder width
    19 inch chest width
    24 inch length