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Trim sweaters have been in style for a bit too long, so it’s no surprise that the floppy backlash is beginning.

It’s starting in Italy (as evidenced by this genuinely puzzling Dolce & Gabbana knit) but, according to the latest International Herald Tribune, we can count on it reaching the states in one version or another by this time next year. Hopefully by then it will have shed some of that golden fleece…but even that won’t be enough to change our minds.

We have nothing against a good, loose-knit sweater, but this is the sort of look that will never make it out of Europe. In fact, we’re sort of amazed it made it out of Milan. The Cosby sweater may not be a touchstone in the continent, but it definitely is here, and we won’t get fooled again. If we want a big sweater, we’ll look to New England, thank you very much.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom