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An orgy of fabric

This pattern looks like the curtains in a 70’s suburban key party. What acts did it’s forebearers witness? A pair of middle-aged moustaches frotting a fatigued librarian? A couple of mums coerced into toying? An Alabama Hot Pocket?

Of course there’s nothing literally retro about this TS(S) sleeveless pullover. It’s from the brand’s current AW18 season. And yet. Look hard enough and you can just make out the lava lamp swirl, the bubbling fondue, the single tear of a hesitant wife.

Putting aside the terrifying images of mums and dads getting their groins on, this is a serious piece of cold weather kit. Built for layering – those short sleeves demand it. What else are you going to do with a pillowy thick short-sleeved top?

Retailer Namu Shop have styled it up with a plain, long-sleeved tee, although I’d be inclined to unleash some pattern clash. A striped shirt underneath perhaps. Either way, as Namu say, this piece can, “only be understood as a statement.” Whether tossed over a shirt, or even a sweatshirt, the wrinkly fabric and especially that geometric pattern is going to announce your claim to the very highest echelons of menswearness.

I’ll leave you to click through to discover the crippling swing ticket. But as with all TS(S) products, it is beautifully made in Japan. And with a shell made of 66% nylon, and 34% polyester and with a neck rib of 70% acrylic and 30% wool, it is, somewhat appropriately, a veritable orgy of fabric.

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