Some coo over newborn babies; others over puppies. Me? I coo over Warehouse & Co.’s Lot. 4601 tees. Weird? Yes. Justified? Also yes. Let me tell you why.
Cut from a deceptively durable and robust cotton, Warehouse’s Lot. 4601 tees are woven on old-school knitting machines in Japan at very low tension, creating a tubular knitted fabric that’s simultaneously soft and robust. There are only a handful of authentic loopwheel machines left on the planet, a vast majority of which belong to Japan, and utilized year-’round brands such as Warehouse & Co. Efficiency wasn’t of the utmost priority back when these machines were in their prime, so they aren’t capable of knocking out a few thousand every day. Look at that as a good thing. Small-batch, quality production is something to be celebrated.
The t-shirt itself has a wonderful irregular texture — the level of which you’ll only find on a loopwheel garment — and one of the burliest, reinforced collars imaginable. The fit is short and boxy, just how we like it.
So, the next time you pop into Lost & Found for a browse and see a thirty-something-year-old guy gently caressing fabrics and whispering sweet nothings to himself, do not be alarmed. ‘Tis just me, demonstrating my appreciation for good quality garms.
Available in a range of colors for $65 from Lost & Found.