This Fine Aran Honeycomb Henley impresses at first sight for its unique real mother-of-pearl buttons and premium double face honeycomb cotton fabric knitted in Wakayama, Japan.
The fabric is ultra-soft and smooth. It has been woven on vintage circular knitting machines. The lining is a cord lane type knit that features fine streaks with a ridge-shaped knitting structure close to the skin and features excellent heat retention similar to that of the best technical shirts, with the plus of having a 100% natural material such as cotton.
The cuffs use original arrow-swing ridge knitting ribs that are knitted one by one with a special knitting machine.
The construction is top-notch and time-consuming. It features a flat seam sewing with 4 needles of cotton thread that requires skill. The silhouette is not the tight fit peculiar to thermal shirts, but it is moderate to the body's width. A regular fit that gives you plenty of space and is easy to use as a single piece or as an inner layer.
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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