Tompkins Knit Flat Seam After Hoodie - Royal Black
Regular price$ 260.00
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The craftsman will be retiring this year due to his age, so this will be the last piece of fabric using the vintage Tompkin knitting machine.
COLOR : ROYAL BLACK
JAPANESE VINTAGE TOMPKINS KNIT FABRIC
1960s STYLE AFTER HOODED SWEATSHIRT MOTIF
4 NEEDLE FLAT SEAM CONSTRUCTION (UNION SPECIAL 36200)
3 NEEDLE SEAM CONSTRUCTION
CLASSIC KANGAROO POCKET
UNISEX REGULAR FIT
MADE IN JAPAN
Model is 6'3" wearing size XL
TOMPKINS KNIT FLAT SEAM AFTER HOODIE
"This Tompkins fleece after hoodie is made of fabric produced on the legendary Tompkins upright rotary knitting machine. Developed during the mid-1800s, the vintage Tompkins, with its slow and steady pace, has poor production efficiency when compared with modern loopwheel units, but produces a fabric that is similar in texture and weight to the excellent jersey knit of the late 1800s. The unit we use is one of only a handful still in operation in Japan, and it is even rarer than hanging knitting machines. Unlike modern circular knitting machines that normally knit from top to bottom at high speed, the Tompkins knits slowly from bottom to top and produces a thick soft fabric that contains plenty of air. By napping the lining we have created a unique fluffy texture that cannot be experienced with ordinary sweatshirt fabrics.
The design is based on a classic after hoodie and is characterized by the 4-needle flat seam construction. Classic details include the inset V-gussets on the front and back that are secured using 4-needle flat seam stitching, the hood that is attached below the binder crewneck, and the kangaroo pocket that is overlocked at the ends and sewn using 2-needle stitching.
Rather than use the classic box shape, we adopted a regular fit with a pleasing silhouette that still looks good when wearing other layers.
We’re sure you will enjoy the soft comfortable texture of this hoodie and appreciate our fine attention to detail from the moment you put it on."