This new UES indigo crewneck sweatshirt is simply perfect. It's made with the same pattern and details as the iconic UES Puca Purcara, but it is cut from a lighter indigo fabric. It's surprisingly light, but it will keep you warm when the temperature falls; it does a great job blocking the wind. It has a nice size and shape and feels sturdy. Overall it's super comfortable. The fabric is super soft, so if you're looking to be comfy upright and love indigo fading, there is no better option than this.
This indigo sweat fabric is outstanding. Looking at the back of the material, you can see it is coloured. This is because the back thread is not a regular but a heather thread. The back thread does not appear on the front, but it affects the front's colour to a considerable extent. The high-cost heather thread is used for the back thread to give a deep colour.
Indigo might just be the most universally flattering colour on the planet. And for over a few years now, indigo-dyed clothing has been a favourite among everyone. If you're a fan of Japanese workwear, you know that this little plant helped launch the denim industry—which, it goes without saying, is no small feat. But by now, the range of deep blue tones achieved with indigo have found their way into just about every corner of the modern man's closets—including sweat pieces.
The fabric 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, with only 8-10 garments worth of fabric produced per day. A modern knitting machine in excess of 10 times that. The result is a heavyweight, soft but strong fabric and the best sweatshirt material made today.
It features a round ribbed neck, and it's cut sideways so that it may stretch a bit.
*Please note that this sweatshirt sizes small; we have no hesitation in recommending that you choose at least one size higher than your usual one but, as ever and before anything else, we recommend that you take a look at the size chart. We carefully measure each size in the shop and never publish pre-production size charts, so our measurements are always very precise.
UES is a small Japanese label founded by Chuji Matsumoto in 1994. UES comes from the English word "Waste", which means that Matsumoto-San wants you to make full use of each garment for as long as possible before discarding it. It is a small judgement of the concept of disposable wear that is so commonplace today in the world of fashion and from which Matsumoto-San disassociates himself completely.
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