As one of Time Catcher's signature collections, the 'Loopwheeled Tubular Collection' is crafted using the vintage 'The Tompkins Upright Rotary Knitting Machine' from the early 20th century. Loopwheel machines are renowned for their slow weaving process, producing only a single meter of fabric every hour, which makes it a costly endeavor. However, the resulting material has a handwoven feel and a stretchy element to it. When worn, it slightly stretches to conform to the body but revert back to its original state after washing. These are qualities and features that modern production techniques cannot replicate.
Based on henleys in 1930s, this piece is made from 10.5 oz of vintage Tompkins loopwheeled knit cotton fabric. The collar, armholes, and cuffs are all reinforced with a triple stitch, making it more durable. The hem is sewn with a blinding hemming stitch using an antique sewing machine, adding a touch of vintage detail. The high-quality materials and craftsmanship contribute to the quality and comfort of this henley.
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