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Explorations of Questionable Taste: The Pink Sportcoat Thread

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Status update: I bought a SC length of the pale pink W/S/L sharkskin during Pepper Lee's year end sale. It is definitely a candidate - for some reason as a swatch it seems to have a hint of peach to me, but it renders more pure pale pink as a length.

Meanwhile, Loro Piana seems to have added more books online: Cruise


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From their "Cruise" book, 52 silk / 48 cashmere 220gm/m^2 N746023. I am not sure if I love the texture here - seems almost too mechanical, as if all the horizontal slubs are on the 5th thread pass vertically, or some such.


In the white/ivory tone, the same slub pattern shows, but in this tone:

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N746024 it isn't as pronounced at all. N746026 also doesn't have it - that is a nice mid toned violet with a hint of grey, which would be a topic for a different questionable taste thread.

This book has some herringbones:
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49 W / 30 S / 21 L at 240 g/m^2 , N746031

And some tartans:


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52 silk / 48 cashmere 220g/m^2 N746002
Well, I just ordered a jacket in the lighter pink from Loro Piana’s Sunset/Cruise book N746023 so in a few months I can tell you just how questionable the choice is. The shade darker is also a nice color.
 

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