Buying heritage clothing for a number of years now has made me such a sweat-snob. It sucks because I now have so many complexes about how I want my sweats to look, feel, and age that I actually find it difficult to find any new ones that fit the bill. It doesn’t have to be Japan-made, but I would say the Japanese do sweats best, and this Traning Sweatshirt from Stevenson Overall Co. is a testament to that statement.
Made from the trump card of Japanese sweatshirt production – 100% cotton loopwheeled fleece – this sweat from SOC comes in a versatile oatmeal colorway. At first glance, this just looks like a well-made loopwheeled sweatshirt, but it has a nifty feature that might actually cure a pet peeve of mine when it comes to sweats – neck stretching.
Stevenson has built its Training Sweatshirt with a shoulder yoke that will take some of the tension and stress away from the edges of the neck and potentially help the top of this sweatshirt keep in ship shape. Aside from that, SOC has included the classic double-V neck gussets and elasticated cuffs and hem.
Available for $230 from Franklin & Poe