This military hoodie is made in Japan and produced by Buzz Rickson ( Buzz Ricksons Buzz Rickson's ) from Toyo Enterprises. The Buzz Rickson label, a division of Toyo Enterprise in Japan, is famous around the world for its expertly-crafted authentic military clothing. This product is made for Japanese market and made for Japanese clothing sizes. The pattern construction of this zip front hoodie is classic-style loop-wheeling hooded sweatshirts (old military training hoodie), but this zip up hoodie is outfitted with Buzz Rickson's brand own detailing and design in a contemporary approach with a modernize fit. With the inspiration from classic clothing (sportswear style with military influences), this full zip hoodie has been re-designed for a more casual look and fashion purpose. This Buzz Rickson's zip-up hoodie features 100% cotton medium weight loop-wheeled sweatshirt fabric with a soft brushed interior backing, tubular loopwheeling construction with no side seams, zipper-front closure (zipper tab on the right side), set-in-sleeve, 2-needle seam sewn body, D-style hnadwarmer pockets, classic style longer ribbed cuff and waistband. Also this loopwheeled hoodie is decorated with a printing inspired by the military forces of the United States of America. The graphic on this hoodie is based on the United States Army Air Forces shoulder sleeve insignia. It is perfect to wear alone or as a base layer with a jacket(outerwear). This loopwheeled hoodie is new original creations by Buzz Rickson.
Gender : Men.
Fit : This product is Japan size (Asian size), which tends to be about 1 size smaller than US and EU standard size. Because this product is made for Japanese market and made for Japanese clothing sizes. So please choose one size larger than your normal US/EU standard size. For example : If you are usually wearing size US/EU M/38, please choose "Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38)" for this hoodie. This product is cut to wear as a Modern Fit (Not too tight or Not loose) with short in the body length to allow for wearing layers underneath flight jacket style. It is perfect to wear alone or as a base layer with a jacket(outerwear). Fits may vary by style or personal preference.
Our model wears a tagged size Japan M (US/EU S/36) and is 175 cm/5'9″tall, 63 kg/138 lbs and 91 cm/36" chest. He normally wears size US/EU S/36.
・Tagged size Japan M (US/EU S/36) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 35-36"(88-91cm).
・Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 37-38"(93-96cm).
・Tagged size Japan XL (US/EU L/40) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 39-40"(99-101cm).
The following provides approximate garment measurements. (Not body measurements). Please compare actual garment measurements of our product to another you may own.
・Tagged size Japan M (US/EU S/36)__Width: 20.5"__Length: 24.4"__Sleeve: 31.9"__Shoulder: 16.1" ・Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38)__Width: 21.7"__Length: 26.0"__Sleeve: 33.5"__Shoulder: 17.3" ・Tagged size Japan XL (US/EU L/40)__Width: 22.8"__Length: 27.2"__Sleeve: 34.6"__Shoulder: 18.1"
Width is half chest. Lay the clothing flat and measure 3 cm under the armhole. Measure from side to side.
Made in Japan. Brand-new, new condition with tags. *All measurements are taken with the garment flat on the ground. *Sleeve length is taken from the center back of the neck. *Please understand that measurements may vary somewhat. *Note that actual color may be slightly different from one in the photo. Fabric : 100% cotton 13 Oz. medium weight sweatshirt fabric. It has a slightly slubby and rugged texture on the face of the fabric with a soft brushed interior backing. It combines durability and the natural softness for comfort. This sweatshirt is washed once for a fashionable vintage feel and look. Pre washed, minimal shrinkage.
Body : Tubular construction (No side seam construction). Made on vintage looms which knit the fabric in a seamless continuous tube known as loop-wheeling. The fabric is produced with minimal tension during knitting process and lack of seams means the garment will keep its shape through wear and washing. It combines durability and the natural softness for comfort. Vintage looms are special machines that are able to knit a perfect tube, but they can only knit one set diameter (size) per loom, so a loom for each size is required. This is why one hardly ever sees perfect tube construction in modern day garments.
Types of garment closure : Full Zip-up. Front zip closure with zip tape made of all-cotton HBT fabric, the front closes with a zipper from UNIVERSAL. This hoodie features a zipper tab on the right side, just as the vintage originals did.
Hood : Sewn-in hood. A hood is made from two layers of fabric for durability. The hood have embroidered eyelets(eyelet holes) but drawstring is not included, allowing for maximum movement. This isn't an error - this is how a hoodie should be.
Storage : Two exterior D-style hnadwarmer pockets on the lower front section of the hoodie.
Pattern Type : Printing on left side chest.
Sleeve Style : Set-in sleeves.
Sleeve Length : Long sleeves.
Other details : The two-ply knit ribbed sleeve ends and waistband are comfortable and flexible. Vintage style slightly longer cuff and waistband to provide fit in the right places.
Model name : BR65599 Buzz Rickson by Toyo Enterprises Men's Casual Fashion Long Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt with Classical and Fashionable Forms of Vintage Loopwheeled Construction Sweatshirts / Mens Vintage Inspired Zip Front Hoodie / Loop-wheeling Medium Weight One Washed Pre-shrunk Classic Style Zip Up Hoodie.
Garment measurements ( Not body measurements ) How to measure the clothing
Body Width (Half Chest) Lay the clothing flat and measure 3 cm under the armhole. Measure from side to side
Body Length Lay the clothing flat and measure from base of collar seam (excluding collar) down to the end of the hem
Sleeve Length Lay the clothing flat and measure from center back of base of collar seam to the end of the cuff
Shoulder Width Lay the clothing flat and measure shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Lay Jeans/Pants flat, face up and do not stretch or pull fabric.
Waist Measure flat across the back waistband from one side to the other with the natural dip. Double the number to get actual waist size.
Inseam Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg on the inside seam.
If you are unsure of the size to order, we will assist you. Please contact us by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with the following information : Height, waist circumference measure, chest circumference measure, body weight, (and type of clothing to be worn beneath the jacket most of the time), as well as the type of fit you prefer : Trim, roomy or oversized.