To tell you the truth, I don't know if Alpaca sweaters from Peru are fashionable at all, but I love mine. I bought it on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, so it must have some claim to style. Maybe it is a throwback to the sweaters my mom bought for my dad in the seventies. My great-grandfather went into the mountains of Brazil with a pistol and a mule to be a peddlar as a fourteen-year-old. Finding that out at the same time as this was purchased gave this special sweater a special place in my special heart. Peru, Brazil - they're both in the southern hemisphere. Ah, sentimental value isn't easy to come by.
Pretend the blurry, yellow, almost irritatingly dark atmosphere of the photo is a throwback to Baroque portraits.