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Kapital Strips a Cardigan To Its Bare Bones With Its Dense Jersey Kakashi Cardigan

When I lived in San Francisco, this store called Cotton Sheep* had an indigo-dyed denim jacket from Kapital with a white chainstitched skeleton on the front and back, specifically designed to turn blue over time because, well, of course it would. Literally nothing about the jacket — price tag included — was my speed, but I always respected it and I still think about it. Anyways, in the intervening time, Kapital has fashioned that skeleton to a couple of silhouettes, but the IDG Dense Jersey Kakashi Cardigan in Bone is one of the best and most accessible variations on the theme.

(*If you’re ever in San Francisco and stores are open, go to Cotton Sheep. It’s such a good store and the people there are wonderful.)

Taking Kapital’s classic Kakashi silhouette and slapping a whole top half of a skeleton on either side, this cardigan was made in Japan from a heavyweight 100% cotton jersey fabric and features a kimono-style placket with subtle contrast, hidden side seam pockets at the waist, a straight hem, and a classic fit.

For those wondering, it’s indigo-dyed and rinsed once, but because the graphics are printed on — not embroidered — it’s unclear whether or not the same bleeding effect would occur. But if that’s holding you back (and not unprecedented socio-economic strife and a global pandemic), don’t let it. This piece is a good one.

Available for $680 CAD ($509 USD) at Haven