This beautiful thermal impresses at first sight for its premium double-face jacquard fabric with a unique vertical-ribbed knitted structure. The material is inspired by the 1960's military thermals and features an uneven warp and weave structure, while the lining has a needle weave texture that feels cosy against the skin.
It is a layer worth pulling on as a standalone piece during Spring and the beginning of Autumn or as a hard-working layer beneath your clothes that can mean the difference between a hellish winter and a bearable one. The cut is slim, perfect for improving heat retention and maintaining your body temperature. This heat retention capacity is similar to that of the best technical shirts, with the plus of having a 100% natural material such as cotton. This hardily-constructed cotton thermal is as traditional as can be.
It features premium details that require a lot of time and effort, such as the vintage-style ribbed cuffs and the rounded overlock back hem. In addition, a vintage Union Special 4-needle flat seam machine is used to construct the garment in 100% cotton thread, eliminating irregularities in the seam allowance.
For the absolute best of the best, look no further than Japan's Loop & Weft, who have been crafting top-tier tees and knitwear with an artisan's eye for more than a decade. Using rare vintage machines, their pieces undergo a tediously slow knitting process that results in incredibly dense and suspiciously soft fabrics with unique uneven textures derived from the combination of natural and recycled fibres. In their efforts towards eco-conscious production, they use natural dyes with low environmental impact, resulting in coveted, one–of–a–kind pieces with a trademark organic unevenness in colour.
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