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.
The knit uses a recycled cotton for the back side of the fabric, creating the salt and pepper effect. It features the classic v-reinforcement at the neck, custom ribbing at the cuffs and a kangaroo hand warmer pocket, for your hands or things.
Runs slightly large, check our size chart before ordering. Wash cold, hang dry.
- 100% cotton
- 10oz loopwheel fabric exclusively knit for TRM
- Brushed interior
- Partially recycled cotton
- Kangaroo hand pocket
- Runs small, size up one
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made in Japan