Derek at Put This On has written about both flecked sweaters and pure linen sweaters for the fall, and this looks like a fine specimen for both types, made up in a mottled steel grey that should prove quite versatile.
Make no mistake, even at 50% off this sweater is steeply-priced: $149. I think that speaks to the relative scarcity of pure linen sweaters, especially one knit from such beautiful material. Given the full range of sizes still available, it’s a good bet the price has dissuaded people from buying, suggesting that there might be plenty of the sweaters still in stock later in the fall when further discounts are likely.
Until then, we can wait and admire the rough texture and mottled colors of the Italian linen.