Front Runners December 2015: Royal Treatment

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
    The Yorkshire jacket ($23,785) and burgundy scarf ($2,875), made of superfine wool from Loro Piana. Photo by Lisa Charles Watson

Merino sheep earned the sobriquet “the gift of kings” in the 18th century, when Charles IV of Spain gave several of the fine-wooled animals to fellow royalty in other European nations. Today a wool called the Gift of Kings is the newest material enticement from the luxury clothier Loro Piana (loropiana.com). The superfine wool (12 microns in diameter) graces a limited series of outerwear, sweaters, and scarves, including this Yorkshire jacket ($23,785) and burgundy scarf ($2,875).  

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