We're especially big fans of this next-level slubby t-shirt, which reveals a little more texture with every wash. The fabric is knitted using a unique spinning technique that creates a fine-grained and randomly uneven texture.
This unevenness, which is emphasized by the uneven yarns, gives the garment a good texture and reduces the surface contact with the skin, making it more breathable during the sweat season.
Trim T-shirts from the 60's inspired the shape with a round hem crewneck and a ribbed round hem. The cuffs and hem are bound with milling fabric, and a separate tape is attached to the front from the shoulders to the cuffs. It's also constructed with four-needle flat seam stitching done on vintage Union Special machines. It features ribbed tapping around the collar to prevent the neck from sagging and increases durability from shoulder to sleeve. Those kinds of details require a lot of time and skill to achieve.
The colour is made by over-dyeing the slub jersey to create a texture full of atmosphere. Over time, with regular wash and wear, the t-shirt will gradually fade and develop a beautiful patina.
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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