Fall knits that aren't sweaters
Posted: Sep 09 2016
I owe you guys a 6 month project projection.
In the meantime here are a few super amazing knits, that I will be using for fall 2016. The fabric is coming out of Japan and it's held to some very high standards.
I am giving everyone a heads up now. The yen is incredibly strong and it's raised fabric prices around 12%. Knits coming out of Japan are stupid expensive for whatever reason. This sucks for both of us.
The first group of swatches are 100% yarn dyed woolens. The fabric has an incredible hand and finish. It has a substantial weight. It's the beefiest of the three knits being shown, today.
The two fabrics are a nice melange. A light gray and a charcoal. They will be made into long sleeves crew necks. This will give you solid minimal looking basic that can be worn with just about anything. Retail is TBD.
The next group is going to be a new favorite for a lot of people, I am sure. The knit is comprises of 80% tencel and 20% wool. It's soft as fuck. I can't even think of a better adjective, seriously.
The weight is beefy. It will do it's job very well. I am think of making this into a henley. I am not 100% sure of the colors yet. I have chosen three colors but might substitute silver for navy. The navy is just a no brainer, even if you own a shit load of navy.
Being shown is nice olive drab and a dark gray. Because of the cost the units will be low. I might make 20 to 30 pieces per color. Retail is TBD.
The last group is fantastic. It's a lighter weight tencel/wool blend. It will have a more dramatic drape than the other two knits. This would make a sick u-neck for you u-neck lovers but I am making a v-neck and crew neck.
The fabric composition is 78% tencel 19% wool and 3% poly. The poly gives it a little sheen. The colors are just to cool for school.
I know what you might be thinking about the last color. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's a desert khaki. I am in love with this color. It goes perfectly with my flat dark earth AR-15 that I use for 3 gun competitions.
I forget to take the picture marled gray. It's going to be made regardless. It's just to nice.
Again, retail prices are TBD.
The color selection is spot on for fall. It could be a little tactical in nature but I like that.
I chose all these fabrics for their fall properties. I am not making sweaters this season and these base layers will make up for that. Wear these tees by themselves, under a flannel, or with a WvG "sniper" and you will probably be set for the entire winter.
The wool/tencel blend gives you 98% UV protection. It wicks moisture away from your body keeping you dry and warm. Both fibers have anti-order properties (which is always a good thing) and both fibers are incredibly durable.
For all the eco-conscious people you will be happy to know that both fibers are sustainable.
Next week get ready for the micro-modal/ Supima cotton thermals and micro-modal jersey. The week after that I should have swatches in hand from Global Merino.
It's going to be a great fall/winter season!