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A perpetual grimace

This knitwear will enthusiastically bugger your wallet. By my (and XE’s) estimation, it’ll run you five hundred and three pounds and seventy one pee. Not including postage. Which is quite a lot when you think about it. In fact, you don’t really need to think about it, it’s just a bum-ton. Design-wise, as orange and brown sweaters go, it’s up there. But I would love to know who happens upon this, pops it in their basket and pays full asking? Who the fuck is that into orange and brown sweaters? I’m just not part of that landscape.


It’s by Sacai, an increasingly well known brand. Known, at least by fashiony people. Hence the unconscionable tariff. Often they knock out shirts with drawstring bottoms. Here however, as you doubtless see, we’re talking multi-weave knit in panels of orange and brown. Or should that be camel? Or beige? According to the copy on their site, even retailer SOTO don’t seem to have made up their mind.

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I do actually like this. And would ideally tame it with some dark navy Sassafras trousers, my old faithful EG duster coat and a perpetual grimace – like I’ve just swallowed the bits at the bottom of a bag of Pickled Onion Monsters. This face pulling would also artistically reflect the agony of dropping half a grand on a orange and brown sweater. Or beige. Or whatever it’s supposed to be.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mr Brown

    Not sure of those shirts with drawstrings.
    They look like a speech bubble coming out your nuts.
    Anyway, nice orange. Philippe would approve, he could probs afford one too.

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