- 100% Cotton
- Cotton thread sewing construction
- Slim fit silhouette
- Washed fabric (to eliminate shrinkage)
- Vintage inspired Diamond Thermal knit fabric
- Vintage inspired ribbed cuffs
- 4 needle flat seam construction
- Also available in Black and Navy
Once again, the purveyors of the "Best Knitwear" are back with some mind blowing threads for F/W'19. Not only is Ryota-san of Loop & Weft a fabric nerd, he's an avid fan of vintage, particularly military vintage from an array of countries. Taking cues from a 1960s American thermal he dug up at a vintage shop on his travels, the weave of the waffle goes diagonal rather than vertical. This diagonal weave in both directions creates an all over diamond shape motif throughout the fabric.
In terms of the construction, Loop & Weft elevate as expected, with the use of set in sleeve construction for the arms. The shoulder blades feature a yoke curve construction, more than anything, to elevate the function of the piece with increased maneuverability. Overall, the tedious process to mill such a defined and textured fabric coupled with the meticulous vintage inspired construction details that absolutely slay, it's one of those rare pieces you just don't come across everyday.
*Due to the nature of the thermal fabric, the fit may be tight upon first wear, but bear in mind that the fabric is bound to stretch because of the construction of the textile.
**Model is pictured wearing a size S. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.