Refined to perfection, this is the new T-Shirt from the Japanese Master brand Strike Gold. Premium slub cotton yarns have been used for extraordinary softness and texture. Classic fit. Minimal styling. No fussy details. No side seams, impeccable construction.
This Loopwheeled ("Turi-Ami") t-shirt is knitted in the Japanese Kanekichi Wakayama workshop, one of only two workshops in the world still keeping in operation after more than 100 years the tubular textile production machines that allow seamless garments to be made. The only tension used in the knitting process is gravity, the end result being a knitted fabric with virtually no inbuilt stress or tension. A loopwheel machine rotates at just 24 revolutions per minute, a modern knitting machine in excess of 10 times that. The result is a very soft but strong fabric, and the best tee material made today.
You can go really far with just a plain white T-shirt and a pair of indigo jeans. And like the blue jean, the hunt for a perfect white tee can be daunting, so we did the hard work for you and we always stock the absolute essential versions worth copping.
The Strike Gold is undoubtedly one of the benchmark brands when we speak of Japanese denim. Established in Kojima, in Okayama Prefecture, the Hamamoto family has been focusing all its efforts for more than 10 years on producing denim, sweatshirts, shirts and belts of the very highest quality one can find today. Their denim fabrics, unique in the world for their texture, composition, incredible irregularity, stiffness, roughness and character, delight denim devotees around the planet.
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