Merz b. Schwanen

2W15 Pure Merino 6.5oz Tee - Nature

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In a small factory on the Swabian Alb in Germany, 32 loopwheel machines (produced between 1889 and 1960) quietly knit the fabric for Merz b. Schwanen's tees and henleys. Using sustainably grown organic Greek cotton, the machines work slowly, knitting at 1/10th the speed of more modern sinker weave machines, producing a soft and airy fabric with only a few needles, gravity, and some time.

We spend a lot of time talking about the superiority of cotton loopwheel knits, but what happens when you try to loopwheel something other than cotton? Merz have answered that question, creating a lightweight loopwheel tee with 100% ultra fine merino yarns - the finished product might be one of the most perfect lightweight tees imaginable.

As we know, loopwheel knits are softer, lighter, and airier than other modern knitting methods that produce fabric much more quickly. Merino wool is one of the absolute apex natural fabrics, having all the properties of wool (thermoregulation, moisture-wicking, softness) but turned all the way up. By combining the two, Merz have created a super soft, ultra lightweight wool tee with a remarkable drape that's ideal for warmer weather (or layering as an undershirt).

True to size. Will shrink ~1" in length after washing, but will stretch back out with wear. Wash cold on delicate cycle, hang dry.

  • 100% merino wool
  • 6.5oz (185gsm) knit
  • Loopwheeled (no side seams)
  • Short sleeves
  • Relaxed fit
  • Underarm triangle insert
  • Plain cuffs
  • Lightweight
  • Custom labels
  • True to size
  • Wash cold on delicate, hang dry
  • Designed and produced in Germany

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Gen wears a size Medium
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 31" waist

True to size. Will shrink some after a wash, but stretches quickly and dramatically due to the nature of the fabric and knit. Wash cold on delicate cycle, hang dry.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
Medium 26.25" 16.25" 38" 8"
Large 27.25" 16.75" 40" 9"
Extra Large 27.5" 17.5" 42" 8.75"
XXL 28.25" 18" 45" 9.75"

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