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 sweatshirt. It features the classic v-reinforcement at the neck, and custom ribbing at the cuffs.
Runs true to size with a more snug, vintage-style fit. Garment will stretch with wear and shrink back down with washing over time, averaging its original size. Wash cold, lay flat or hang dry.
- 100% cotton
- 10oz loopwheel fabric exclusively knit for TRM
- Knit cuffs and waist
- Brushed interior
- Custom woven labels
- True to size with a snug fit
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made in Japan