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The Cosby Sweater


The Huxtables!

I can’t lie, I’m kind of a Cosby kid. I grew up watching The Cosby Show as a child and the fashionable Huxtable clan still holds some influence over the things that I like to wear, even to this day. Strange but true.


Denise Huxtable, a.k.a. Lisa Bonet, killing the fashion game.

I envied the fashion prowess of Denise Huxtable (a.k.a. Lisa Bonet) and would have surely raided my dad’s closet if he had been up on Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable’s sweater game. Since my dad is more of a sweatsuits and gym socks kind of dude, opportunities to raid his closet were rare. But thanks to the thrift store, I’m living the dream.


Dr. Huxtable, can you prescribe me two helpings of these sweaters?

Sweaters designed for women are sooo boring and as a girl with broad shoulders they fit me kind of weird too. Reese has the same problem. When I’m at the thrift store I love to find oversized sweaters because they allow me to layer — a necessity during these long winter months.  I live  for cozy knits with funky patterns, hence my decision to call them Cosby sweaters.

The Cosby Sweater: It completes me.

The Cosby Sweater: It completes me.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the boring lady sweaters head over to the men’s section and even the boys section on your next trip to the thrift store. My favorites are at least two sizes too big.

And don’t sleep on the cardigans of it all. My favorite Cosby sweater is a grandpa cardi with missing buttons in the most awkward places. I’m too lazy to put on new buttons and I think the missing ones give it the all important “character”.

The Cosby Cardi -- Make it work!

The Cosby Cardi — Make it work!

Even better, it’s starting to warm up. Chance’s are anything you’ll find is probably going to be on sale and you can stock pile for next winter.

— Ricks

What’s your favorite way to rock the Cosby sweater?