Every season Kapital does a sweater that makes me want to sell half my closet and make a rash decision. A few seasons ago it was the blue 7G Gaudy Boro Knit with the peace symbols, then it was the green 5G one with the holes and the elbow patches, and then I almost opened a line of credit for the brown 7G Gaudy sweater last winter, but ultimately didn’t, and still don’t know how I feel about the decision. That brings us to this season, and the most recent entrant into my Kapital Regret Canon: the 7G Linen Nepal Tiger Cardigan. Just look at it — we’re waiting for the world to open up again, this thing is living in a post-vax world.
Made in Japan from a 39/30/18/13 linen/cotton/acrylic/polyester blend and knit loosely for maximum breathability in the coming months, this summer stunner features a button front placket, patch pockets at the waist, ribbing at the cuffs and hem, and a wonderfully unhinged jacquard knit — one that fuses inspiration from Tibetan Tiger rugs with Kapital’s signature spine pattern and some leopard stuff at the sides, before inexplicably (but importantly) adding some blue geometric tags across the bottom.
It’s probably too early to declare anything the Sweater of the Season™, but this one is a contender of the strongest of variety. Contenders are never cheap, but one as epic as this will pull its weight all summer long.