The hooded sweatshirt was originally created in the 1930s by stitching hoods to existing sweatshirt designs, as a functional solution for construction workers enduring freezing New York winters and were quickly adopted by US military for training exercises and physical education classes.

This pullover hoodie, in a mid-weight 10oz. Loopwheel knitted cotton is a brushed loopback French Terry, making it warmer and softer then its un-brushed counterpart. Loopwheel machines on which this tubular constructed fabric is made, are renowned for their slow knitting pace, producing only a single meter of fabric per hour. However, this low thread tension technique is what sets them apart from contemporary manufacturing methods and creates an exceptional and distinctive fabric. The resulting material is reminiscent of hand-woven textiles and possesses a unique stretchy quality and washed look of old American sweatshirts that can only be reproduced on a loopwheel knitting machine. This loopwheel sweat is knitted in Wakayama, Japan, using extremely rare machines, known in Japan as Tsuriami-ki and even rarer skill and technique, exclusively for The Real McCoy’s.

Unlike mass-produced sweatshirts, The Real McCoy’s use different yarns across the layers of the sweat to achieve the optimal finish, density and comfort.

  • Some shrinkage expected when washed
  • Drawstring Hood
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Loopwheel Cotton Fabric, 10 oz.
  • Made in Japan on Vintage Tsuriami-ki machines