Some of the very best sweatshirts in the world are made with loopwheeled fabric from Wakayama, Japan. 400 loopwheel knitting machines remain in Japan, with about 200 running at any time. Each machine can only produce about 12 meters a day - roughly 8 sweatshirts worth.
These machines were the standard from the 1920's until the 1960s when higher speed (and higher tension) knitting took over for the sake of efficiency at the cost of softness and comfort.
For their loopwheel program, The Real McCoy's designed their own custom 10oz fleece to be produced in Wakayama. This fleece is cut and sewn in Japan to their exacting standards into your favorite new hoodie.
The pattern comes from the "after-hooded parkas" of the 1930s and 40s. Pre-dating modern athletic hoodies, the parka features a sweatshirt crewneck (with a knit "dorito" reinforcement at the neck) and a floating hood. A soft kangaroo pocket sits across the front, so you can keep your hands warm on the go.
Fits true to size. Will shrink slightly after washing and stretch back out quickly with wear. Wash cold, hang dry.
- 100% cotton
- 10oz loopwheel fabric exclusively knit for TRM
- Two-tone colorway
- Floating hood
- Kangaroo pocket
- Drawstring adjusters
- V-reinforcement at collar
- Brushed interior
- Runs small, size up one
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made in Japan