with a name like an inventory

translation lover

Senior Member
Hi, I am working on a file for Lacoste, can someone explain please what they mean by "with a name like an inventory"?

The cotton shirt he conceived in the mid-20s became an instant classic within a wardrobe that had largely remained unchanged for centuries. It was a brand new piece, with a name like an inventory: L.12.12. L stood for Lacoste, 1 for the petit piqué material from which it is manufactured, 2 for the short-sleeved version and 12 is the number of trials before the final version of this futuristic shirt came to life.

Thank you
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I think it would have been better written and clearer had it been, "with a name like as if it were an item in an inventory: "L.12.12.""

    You can imagine the list:

    L.12.09 - pair of socks
    L.12.10 - a crocodile handbag
    L.12.11 - a green hat
    L.12.12 - a short-sleeved shirt
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