Loop & Weft's new F/W 2023 collection hits the ground running with the latest arrivals for Fall from Japan’s “Best Knitwear” brand. Showcasing the impressive level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that has become the status quo with anything L&W, unique textures, meticulous construction and vintage inspired styling are sure to elevate your wardrobe.
So what sets apart Loop & Weft's latest thermal fabric from other honeycomb knits? Woven on vintage machinery in Japan's cotton jersey haven, Wakayama, the unique fabric is inspired by a vintage hexagonal honeycomb textile. Combining a double-face thermal composition, with a pin border structure for the inlay of the weave, this said pin border inlay also features a different color to the outer layer. Not only does this make the garment exceptionally comfortable to wear, it also creates a unique hue, with texture that will improve and evolve with wear.
Moving onto the Okayama OG Big John, the historic brand has come through with some simple yet expertly crafted base layer garments to add to your arsenal. Dropping in three different colorways, Big John's Chambray Shirts are woven slowly on vintage power shuttle looms from the early Showa era at a historic textile workshop in Okayama. They feature a 5oz. Selvedge chambray fabric with both warp and weft threads featuring carefully selected slub yarns. Just as impressive on the construction front, Big John comes correct with a Winter flannel that is equal parts heavyweight and durable. The brushed nature of the flannel face really gives off a crisp texture to each colorway, with subtle hues of varying colors adding just the right amount of pop of vibrance while still maintaining that vintage hand feel and aesthetic.
Finally from the Peach Boys, Momotaro's 8oz. Selvedge Denim Work Shirt after extended wear is sure to be a fader's wet dream. Constructed using Zimbabwe cotton, this particular fabric is most notable for its deep indigo hue, promising to yield pronounced contrast as it fades over time. To achieve this, a rope-dyeing technique is employed, repeatedly applying indigo dye to the yarns while maintaining the undyed core of the yarns.