The MILITARY SWEATPANTS / USAFA have been made from a 10oz loopwheel cotton fabric and finished with an elasticated waist band, which can adjusted with a concealed drawstring. For ease of movement, this sweatpant has also been constructed with a gusset, a feature seen in the early athletic wear

The 10 oz. Loopwheel Cotton 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.

The MILITARY SWEATPANTS / USAFA were used by the US Army Air Force in the 1960s during athletics training. Along with the iconic 1/4 zip sweatshirt, countless manufacturers would produce these for the military with reverse weave construction proving to be a favourite.

The reverse weave technique was first used in 1938 and requires a heavy-weight cotton cut along the cross-grain as opposed to vertical stitching. This revolutionary technique eliminates shrinkage and helps maintain the shape of athletic wear for longer.

  • Loopwheel Cotton Fabric, 10 oz.
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • USAFA rubber Rubber Print on Left Thigh
  • Elasticated waist with concealed drawstring
  • Elasticated hems
  • Two side entry pockets
  • Made in Japan