Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
If you hang around Heddels long enough you’re bound to come across the term loopwheel, which we’ve covered in depth in our article Loopwheel – The “Selvedge” of Knitwear. It’s a material adored by denimheads for its comfort, density, and seamless nature, making it perfect for garments that you wear frequently and break in over time. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best loopwheel hoodies out there, which are perfect for daily wear whether your lounging around the house or going out on a pandemic ready outing.
1) Warehouse: 10oz. Loopwheel Pull Over
Warehouse‘s 10oz. Loopwheel Pull Over is a fantastic choice for an everyday sweatshirt. The 10oz. loopwheel fabric is a great weight for layering, and the thermal-lined hood and front hand pocket make it suitable for outerwear on mildly cold days. This piece is made in Japan and overdyed, which gives it additional character especially as it wears with age.
Available for $159 from Corlection.
2) Iron Heart: Loopwheel Zip Up Hoodie
Iron Heart is known for their heavy weight denim, so it should come as no surprise that their Loopwheel Zip Up Hoodie is similarly weighty. It’s made from a 14oz. loopwheel fabric with a double-thick hood for extra warmth. The exterior is indigo dyed, and it’s finished with a two-way YKK zipper and four needle construction. If you wanted an ultra heavy hoodie than look no further.
Available for $325 from Iron Heart.
3) The Real McCoy’s: Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt
The Real McCoy’s Loopwheel Pullover Hoodie is another fantastic, heavyweight option. It’s made from a custom, dense loopwheel fabric and features a classic, pullover pattern with a hood, drawstring closure, and kangaroo pocket. Available in a wide range of colors, this is a sweatshirt that will soon be classic.
Available for $287 from Lost & Found.
4) Spellbound: Loopwheel Hooded Zip Sweatshirt
If you prefer zip-up hoodies to pullovers then Spellbound‘s Loopwheel Hood Zip Sweatshirt is a great option. It’s made from a cotton, loopwheel fleece with reinforced yoke, two-way brass zipper, a double-lined hood, and two front hand pockets. This sweatshirt’s pattern is a bit unique, with a slightly longer body than usual and a zipper that extends slightly up the hood.
Available for £300 from Son of a Stag.
5) Stevenson Overall Co: Loopwheel Pull Over Hoodie
Stevenson Overall Co‘s Loopwheel Pull Over Hoodie is another great sweatshirt, based off of those from the 1930s. It’s designed with a drawstring hood, front and back V-gussets, a large kangaroo front pocket, and set-in sleeves. Perhaps most interesting of all, the hood appears to attach to standard crew neck sweatshirt rather than being formed from the body of the sweatshirt.
Available for $295 from Self Edge.
Plus One – Nine Lives: Destroyer of Worlds Tsuriurake Hoodie
Nine Lives has only been around for a few years but they’ve quickly gained a solid reputation, being known for their unique pattern and use of interesting fabrics. Their Destroyer of Worlds Tsuriurake Hoodie is no different, continues this trend: being made from Tsuriurake loopwheel and featuring a double-fabric hood, front hand pockets, and vertically reinforcement around the zipper.
Available for $345 from Nine Lives.