Loop & Weft

Loop & Weft Double Face Hex Honeycomb Crewneck Thermal (Navy)

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  • 100% Cotton
  • Double Face Hex Honeycomb Knit fabric
  • One wash
  • 1960's crewneck thermal motif
  • 100% Cotton thread sewing construction
  • 4-needle Flat Seam construction (on a Union Special 36200)
  • 2-needle binder neck construction
  • Washed fabric (to eliminate shrinkage)
  • Vintage reproduction ribbed cuffs
  • Also available in Ivory, Navy and Olive

Loop & Weft once again delivers a standout piece for 2023 that features construction and details that stay true to their simple creed of "Best Knitwear in Japan". Featuring a proprietary double-face honeycomb, the fabric is woven on a rare cotton knitting machine in Wakayama, Japan. The unique weave is inspired by a vintage hexagonal honeycomb fabric, combining a double-face thermal composition, with a pin border structure for the inlay of the weave. This pin border inlay also features a different color to the outer layer which is seldom seen in honeycomb fabrics. Not only does this make this garment exceptionally comfortable to wear, it also creates an atmospheric body color as well as a texture that will improve and evolve with wear.

The design is based on military thermal from the 1960s, and come in both crewneck and henley neck motifs. The design recreates classic details such as the woven placket with staggered stitching, durable 2-needle binder neck construction, vintage ribbed cuffs, cat eye buttons and a rounded lock hem. The sewing is done with 4-needle flat seams, which require skilled techniques to flatten the unevenness of the seam allowance. This time-consuming sewing method further enhances the atmosphere and comfort of this classic undershirt. 

The dyeing process starts with a natural cotton base, with the tees then garment dyed by hand, one piece at a time. The irregular nature of the fabric and hand-dye process results in the penetration of indigo in a variegated fashion, celebrating a range of indigo-dyed hues. 

The silhouette is a basic regular fit with a good amount of room in the body and armholes, and can be worn alone or as an inner layer.

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

Size - CM Chest Shoulder Center Back
M 100 45 67 57.5
L 108 48 68 58
XL 112 51 72 60
Size - Inches Chest Shoulder Center Back Sleeve
M 39.4 17.7 26.4 22.6
L 42.5 18.9 26.8 22.8
XL 44.1 20.1 28.3 23.6
Made in Wakayama, Japan