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The Strike Gold’s Loopwheeled Zip Hoodies Are Top Tier

Good sweatshirts are a necessity in any wardrobe. If you take cues from the world of workwear and classic Americana, you’re probably already a sweatshirt gourmand. But if you’re still vacillating between the best Japanese brands, trying to decide what to cop, let me help make this easier for you.

The Strike Gold, perhaps best known for their loose-tension weave denim in those mega-skinny 2010s cuts, might be slacking on updating their jeans silhouettes to the modern era, but by god do they make great sweats. Their crewnecks and hoodies are made from absolutely luscious heavyweight loopwheeled cotton, brushed on the inside for a deliciously soft feel. I own two Strike Gold sweatshirts and I would buy a third in a heartbeat. All made in Japan to exhaustive specifications, this age wonderfully, showing off the grain of the loop wheel as you beat them up.

They come in black and grey, and they’re an absolute necessity if you’re serious about your sweat game.

Available for $234 at Redcast Heritage

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