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    Posted: 17 Feb 2013 at 2:35pm
I'm trying to understand "better" sweats. I understand the vintage fit and how flat seams, tubular construction, etc. achieve it, but there's more I'd like to know. 

Loop-wheeled vs. traditional (?) - I can't really see the difference. Does it feel different, or is it more about the tradition in manufacturing that makes lw preferable?  

From everything I've seen, I like Left Field and Buzz, though Kiya and those who have tried it certainly make a case for Strike Gold. 

What do you like?
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Great thread.
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I have a Buzz from before they switched the fit. Which I am glad about because I wanted the shorter length. I'm no expert on the different techniques of knitting them but the one I have (which is loop wheeled) is definitely pretty heavy and very warm. A far cry from the thin crap that most companies make nowadays.
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I own about a dozen reproduction sweatshirts, traditional and loop-wheel type. I can't say I've ever noticed any difference or feel when worn.  I've never bothered taking pictures of them before so here goes.
Aero Leather, Japanese made from a long time ago. Traditional construction with underarm gussets. 
Barns, Japanese made loop-wheel construction.


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Anyone got hands on experience with both Cushman & whitesville Vs other brands?

My only dabbles into repro sweats are Barns, Pike Bros & Buzz rickson,  but i'm still looking for my perfect fit.

I picked up a korean made non-loopwheeled sweat from a guy on Sufu that fits me perfectly but annoyingly the label is no longer readable.

The Barns is a touch short for my liking plus too wide at the shoulders, Pike bros too wide in the chest and the Buzz old cut would probably be fine, but everywhere had sold out by the time I got my arse into gear.

Liking to looks of Whitesville (option a), or Cushman (option b). ideally in an oatmeal or light grey.

Any other brands in a similar price range i should look out for?


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www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk
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The loopwheeled material of the Whitesville is phenomenal, Far nicer than the Cushman. There is a big difference in the fit of the two sweats i suppose it all depends on what works best for you.
The Cushman is a small fit in the trunk/chest you might have to size up. If the old BR and Barns works for you go with the Whitesville. Imo Whitesville is the best sweat on the market for the money only bettered by JMC but for JMC money you expect a damn good sweat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bretron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2013 at 7:27pm
The Warehouse & Co loopwheel is significantly less quality than the BR from my experience. I know they ain't hip but anyone tried those American Giant sweats? Supposed to be legit (or so says Forbes Magazine and Oprah!) and only about 50 bones...

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I've been looking at those, but they've been out of stock since the magazine blitz in December.
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Anyone tried/had/have a 'Hinoya' sweatshirt?

Seem like a pretty good fit and the price is pretty appealing too.

birthday coming up so may treat myself...
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Originally posted by Mr Black Mr Black wrote:

Anyone tried/had/have a 'Hinoya' sweatshirt?

Seem like a pretty good fit and the price is pretty appealing too.

birthday coming up so may treat myself...




I have a Hinoya sweat in an XL - also a Cushman in an XL, two BR old-fits and a BR hoody. All the BR's are laballed 42-44.
The Hinoya is a great fit, although thinner reverse fleece than the Buzz or Cushman. Keeps its shape though, I've had it for five years at least, and it was used when I bought it. Would love to buy another - where did you see them?
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