Loop & Weft

Tompkins Knit Flat Seam After Hoodie in Warm Ash Grey (LTS1013)

CHF 209

The Story

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 Loop & Weft uses 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 they 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 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 using a boxy shape, Loop & Weft adopted a regular fit with a pleasing silhouette that still looks good when wearing other layers.

I am 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.


  • 100% cotton
  • 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
  • One Washed
  • Made in Japan

Sizing recommendation

This item is true to Japanese sizing, I recommend taking your normal Japanese or Loop & Weft shirt size.

If you have questions about sizing, e-mail contact@recallclothing.com

Luca is 1m80, 74kg, wears size L.

Washing Recommendations

Wash cold (30°) and hang dry. 

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