People often ask me why I get so excited about sweatshirts. How different can they be after all, right? Very is the answer, especially if Osaka 5 founding member Studio D’Artisan has anything to say about it.
Studio D’Artisan’s Freedom Print sweatshirt is made in Japan, woven specifically on a circular loopwheel machine in Wakayama; one of two workshops in the world that uses this particular type of machine. The sweatshirt’s heavyweight fabric – which has been brushed on the inside for an extra soft, cozy feel – is the result of a brutally slow, low-yield weaving process that, quite frankly, makes most other sweatshirts look like fast-fashion.
The sweat features double V-gussets; one on the front and one on the back, a vintage-inspired rodeo pig graphic printed in Okayama, and freedom sleeves for added maneuverability and comfort. If you’re not familiar with freedom sleeves, a freedom sleeve is set into the body in a way that provides more slack than the normal ‘set in’ sleeve construction. The freedom sleeve is constructed with S-shaped shoulder seams that allow more room in the underarm, and the arm part of the sweatshirt to run right up to the neckline.
And they said sweatshirts weren’t different, pfft.
Available for ~$128 from Hinoya.