Kit & Ace: Not all cashmere is created equal

Technical Cashmere by Kit & Ace:

When I first heard the term technical cashmere, I wondered what exactly that meant. With a little search I found out that technical cashmere is actually a blend of “81 percent viscose, 10 percent elastane (spandex) and 9 percent cashmere“. The whole concept of technical cashmere was created and conceptualized by Shannon and JJ Wilson. They wanted to make the “high-maintenance” fabric that cashmere is, into a more accessible fabric and that goal has been achieved.

Kit & Ace is actually intertwined with the popular athletic clothing brand Lululemon. Shannon Wilson is wife of Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon. As well as Shannon was the previous former lead designer for Lululemon. With this in mind, you can stylistically see many similarities between the two brands. The store has a similar atmosphere compared to Lululemon but is also very different.

Overall, the shirts are very comfortable and rather slimming. Would definitely recommend for someone who is looking for something that is casual, but still cashmere.

As of right now they have two locations in St. Louis:

CWE: 304 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Frontenac: 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd #266, St. Louis, MO 63131

Below are a few pictures…




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