Okayama Denim

OD+LW Kakishibu SZ Vintage Pinborder Knit Hooded Sweatshirt



  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese SZ Vintage Pinborder knit fabric
  • 1960's hooded sweatshirt motif
  • Cotton thread sewing construction
  • Slim fit silhouette
  • Attached ribbed hood
  • Ribbed kangaroo pocket
  • Single red stitching accent featured on right side seam
  • 4 needle Flat Seam construction
  • Washed fabric (to eliminate shrinkage)
  • Vintage-inspired ribbed cuffs

This hooded sweatshirt is made using an original brushed-back fleece fabric inspired by rare pin-striped hooded sweatshirts from the 1960s, and is woven entirely in Wakayama, Japan. Unlike typical striped fleece fabrics, this material uses a special "SZ yarn" not only for the surface thread but also in the inner yarns. This luxurious touch prevents excessive twisting of the stripe pattern and showcases the fine stripe pitch beautifully. The fabric is densely knitted and features a brushed-back fleece, providing a smooth and plush texture while enhancing fabric stability and insulation.

The 4-needle seam stitching is executed with a special vintage machine, showcasing exceptional skill and attention to detail. The sweatshirt features distinctive details such as a binder-style rib fabric around the hood opening, a kangaroo pocket stitched in a single pass using a 4-needle machine, 2-needle stitching on the shoulders, neck, and armholes, and 4-needle stitching at the sides and under the sleeves.

The dyeing process starts with a natural cotton heather slub jersey base, with the sweatshirts then dyed in Natural Kakishibu by hand, piece by piece. A combination of the irregular weave and texturally irregular fabric base results in a penetration of the natural dye in a variegated fashion, celebrating a range of Kakishibu dyed hues.

The sweatshirt boasts a regular fit with the right amount of room and balance to allow for layering. With each wear, the fabric's character will deepen, allowing the details and color to shine through.

*Model is pictured wearing a size M. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.

Size - CM Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
S 99 44 59.5 59
M 104 46 63.5 61
L 108 48.5 65 61
XL 114 51.5 68 63
XXL 122 54.5 68.5 64.5
Size - Inches Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
S 39.0 17.3 23.4 23.2
M 40.9 18.1 25.0 24.0
L 42.5 19.1 25.6 24.0
XL 44.9 20.3 26.8 24.8
XXL 48.0 21.5 27.0 25.4
 Made in Wakayama, Japan