This plain sweatshirt 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 sweatshirt is classic-style loop-wheeling sweatshirt, but this sweatshirt 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 item has been re-designed for a more casual look and fashion purpose. This Buzz Rickson's sweatshirt features 13-ounce 100% cotton medium weight loop-wheeled sweatshirt fabric with a soft brushed interior backing, tubular loopwheeling construction with no side seams, cover stitch ribbed crew-neckband with double layer V-gusset stitching (V-Stitch, V-Insert) on the front, set-in-sleeve, 4-needle flatlock seam sewn body, classic style longer ribbed cuff and waistband. And this sweatshirt is originally intended 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. This loopwheeled sweatshirt 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 sweatshirt. 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, 60 kg/132 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).
・Tagged size Japan XXL (US/EU XL/42) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 41-42"(104-106cm).
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: 20.4"__Length: 23.2"__Sleeve: 31.9"__Shoulder: 15.7" ・Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38)__Width: 20.9"__Length: 24.0"__Sleeve: 33.1"__Shoulder: 16.5" ・Tagged size Japan XL (US/EU L/40)__Width: 21.7"__Length: 24.8"__Sleeve: 34.3"__Shoulder: 17.3" ・Tagged size Japan XXL (US/EU XL/42)__Width: 23.2"__Length: 25.6"__Sleeve: 35.6"__Shoulder: 19.3"
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.
Collar : Ribbed crew neck with bound neckband (cover stitch neckband with double stitching). It used for the neck to prevent overstretching. Double layer V-gusset stitching (V-stitch, V-insert, sweat catch) on the front neck for the fashionable vintage feel and look.
Pattern Type : Plain (Solid color).
Closure : Pull on closure. Pull-over.
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 longer ribbed cuff and waistband to to provide fit in the right places. 4-needle flat-locked seams for extra durability and comfort. 4-needle flat-lock seam construction keeps the seam strong and lie flat against the body for comfort. A triangle of rib fabric is inserted underneath the front crew neck collar. The technical name is the V-gusset stitching or V-Stitch or V-Insert. Its use was originally as a means of collecting sweat around the chest and neckline after exercise. In addition to its practical use, the V-inserted was added as a way of controlling the stretch of the neckline when pulling the garment on. This piece made more elastic the neckline and recovering the form again. Lock stitch throughout.
Model name : BR65622 Buzz Rickson by Toyo Enterprises Men's Casual Fashion Long Sleeve Sweatshirt with Classical and Fashionable Forms of Vintage Loopwheeled Construction Sweatshirts / Mens Vintage Inspired Sweatshirt / Loop-wheeling Medium Weight One Washed Pre-shrunk Classic Style Sweatshirt.
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 (Considering the thickness of clothing, Measure from inside the material on each instead of external measurements)
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.