Sportswear brand Champion is releasing a made-in-Japan versions of their classic REVERSE WEAVE® sweatshirts and crewneck parkas.
The fine fabric is woven by loopwheeler Wada Meriyasu who can only produce 6.7 m of the rare weave per day. Wada achieves wool-like texture, warmth and lightness along with elasticity and durability. For sewing, flat felled seams are applied to create a smooth feel.
Available in 5 colors of oxford gray, black, gold, navy and ruby red. 19,740 yen for sweatshirts and 26,040 yen for crewneck parkas. 3 sizes for men. The smallest can also be worn by women. The items will be in stores from the end of Sept.
REVERSE WEAVE® was first designed in Rochester, New York in 1943 for athletes. To avoid shrinking, side ribs were applied to weft cloth, which ultimately achieved comfortability. The model has since then, become the signature of Champion.