Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lucien Pellat Finet

Sometimes people ask me what are my favorite cashmere sweater brands.  I always tell them Lucien Pellat Finet, Malo, Loro Piana, Clements Ribeiro.  But if I had to pick just one, then LPF it is.  He's the king of cashmere sweaters.  I remember the first time LPF caught my eyes because the sweater I saw was studded!  I thought it was a bit too glitzy.  Nonetheless, it got me intrigued.  I mean one sees studded ladies' sweaters all the time but seldom men's.

Of course these days, LPF no longer sell studded men's sweater.  Instead, he keeps it clean....just pop color cashmere sweaters.  He uses the highest grade cashmere there is.  Yes, there is different grades of cashmere.  You know the one you get from Charter Club at Macy's, it pills up easily... well, it is because the cashmere they use isn't exactly top of the line.  The ones from LPF....what's pilling again?  His cashmere sweaters often can be read in different ways.  For example, this particular one can be read as a skull or it can be read as some kind of family crest.  One thing is for sure, his sweaters are always fun, quirky, and luxurious.  You can find some of his stuff at Aloharag.

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