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Why Loopwheel?

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Why Loopwheel?

The Rite Stuff Pocket T-shirt first sample. Loopwheel: it's taken on an almost mythical status in the heritage clothing scene, though what exactly is loopwheel and why are some of the best tees and sweats made with it? Loopwheel is a way of knitting cotton yarns with a special loopwheel machine. Currently, there are only two factories in the world that make tube-knit, loopwheel fabric. One is in Wakayama, Japan, and the other is in the Swabian Alps of Germany with Merz B. Schwanen. The Rite Stuff's Pocket T-shirt is made with loopwheel cotton fabric from Wakayama. Loopwheel machines hard...

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On Bandanas

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On Bandanas

Bandanas, bandannas, and kerchiefs. They've been around forever, have gone through phases as headwear, cowboy wear, even Village People wear, and are making a comeback again in the heritage scene. After all, who doesn't want some wearable art with them all the time? Where do bandanas come from though? Let's start with the word, since it's meaning isn't self-evident. The word bandanna comes from the Sanskirt "bandanha" (बन्धन) "a bond," and "bandhati", a "tie". The name attests to the fact that bandanas were made with a tie-dye technique. That's right, bandanas are originally from India, hence the paisley patterns they're usually adorned with....

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The Pocket T-shirt: Update!

The Pocket T-shirt: Update!

Styling of The Rite Stuff Pocket T-shirt and Heracles shirt courtesy of myself. (Guest starring: John Lofgren Champion sneakers, the best!) Long time no see, boys and girls! I've been busy with work stuff and waiting; currently, I'm waiting for the second sample of the pocket T-shirt. The first one was very nice, but the collar was looser than I would like. The second sample will have a tighter collar and then it's production time! Right now the plan is to offer the T-shirt in off-white and navy blue (not indigo). This means there will be about 50 white tees...

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Pockets and things: A T-shirt This Way Comes

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Pockets and things: A T-shirt This Way Comes

It's been a while since I've posted it seems, so hello there again! If you follow my Instagram you might have noticed me post some photos of a new rumbling in the land of The Rite Stuff: that's right, a pocket tee!

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Announcement: Wabash scarves

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Announcement: Wabash scarves

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce a problem with the wabash selvedge scarves: namely, they lost their selvedges. Because of a miscommunication with the factory, they accidentally cut off the selvedge edges of the wabash fabric and sewed them over. 

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