The 10 oz. SWEATPANTS are the archetypal cotton sweatpants, directly inspired by those first introduced to the market in the 1920s. The Loopwheel knitted cotton is a brushed loopback French Terry, making it warmer and softer than its unbrushed 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 sweatpants that can only be reproduced on a loopwheel knitting machine. This loopwheel pant 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 sweatpants, The Real McCoy’s use different yarns across the layers of the sweat to achieve the optimal finish, density and comfort and like the best vintage sweatshirts, the gusset details featured here have been sewn in, whilst this is a time-consuming process, this adds a layer of reinforcement and prevents the neck from stretching as well as acting similarly to a sweatband.
- 10 oz. Loopwheel Cotton Fabric
- Cotton Sewing Thread
- Made in Japan