rite stuff longjohnThe Rite Stuff Loopwheel Pocket T-Shirts

The Rite Stuff latest addition in their great collection is the Loopwheel Pocket T-shirt. The Loopwheel Pocket T-shirt is made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.

The Rite Stuff shirts are produced in Wakayama, Japan, at one of the world’s two remaining loopwheel knitting factories. The shirts are available in two colours; white and blue. They’re made in a limited run of 50 pieces each.

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The Rite Stuff blue & white Loopwheel Pocket T-Shirts.

Details Of The Shirts

The shirts are made of 100% mid to heavy weight cotton. They’re produced on authentic loopwheel, tubeknit machines, so they don’t have side seams. They used these machines until the 1940’s – 1950’s and changed production into modern machines which are 30 times faster. The specially made loopwheel fabric undergoes no tension during knitting, resulting in a very soft but strong fabric. It’s still the best t-shirt material made today.

The round neck shirts have a single chest pocket with flap which is inspired by the workshirts made by Reliance Mfg. Co. of Chicago starting in the 1910’s. The slightly heavier fabric makes it perfect as a layer on cooler days, or as a substantial standalone on warmer days.

The shirts have a printed cotton white/blue brand tag.

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The Heritage Of The U.S. Navy T-Shirts

The heritage of t-shirts dates back to the early 1900’s when the U.S. Navy used t-shirts as undershirts. They’r also known as tee. The name of this clothing style is coming from the T shape of it’s body and sleeves.

During WW2 the sailors wore them as outerwear which made them a very popular item amongst youth. Teenagers started wearing plain white shirts with jeans too after WW2. They saw their heroes, Marlon Brando and James Dean, on the white big screens in movies as The Wild One and Rebel without a Cause. The new rebel outfit was born.

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The inspiration from U.S. Navy during World War 1.

The Rite Stuff White & Blue Loopwheel Pocket Tees

White version.

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The fit of the shirt.

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Blue version.

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.