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Waffle Mid-Neck - 07 Black
Jackman - Waffle Mid-Neck - 07 Black
For the same reason we fell in love with the watch caps, we fell in love with these mid-necks. They're made from the same waffle cotton. We've seen a lot of waffles in 8 years of James Dant, but nothing quite like this. This cotton has a fluffy, cushy, incredible natural stretch to it. You just don't see waffles like this without being packed with synthetics. We think this is what makes Jackman waffle so sought after. This is the shirt everyone knows from them! And some people own it in just about every color!
The waffle mid-neck is knitted in a unique way using extra-thick yarn. This soft and voluminous big waffle material is knitted with a special machine that knits slowly at low speed. The main sewing of the body is a flat seam with a flat seam allowance. The sewn part on the skin is flat, so it is very comfortable to wear. Due to the characteristics of the material, the fabric stretches easily at the sewing stage, so the seamstresses reduce the speed of the sewing machine and sew carefully. From the writing of Jackman, "it is a product packed with ingenuity for long-term wear."
- 100% Cotton
- Densely knit cotton on hanging knitting machines
- Produced in Jackman factory in Fukui prefecture
A variance of .5" is within tolerance.
Fit Notes: Most people consider Jackman to fit small. We didn't really find that to be true. Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size medium in this and it fits pretty great. We also expect this waffle-knit to have quite a bit of stretch. And we've heard from many that these don't shrink in the wash. So we would say stick with your true size unless you are going for a bit of an oversized look. Scope those size charts though! Tommy is 5'10," 170lbs with a 40" chest.
The "Zero" fabric has been on our radar from the beginning. It's one of, if not the most famous Samurai denim. This is the original 5-button edition. They love this one so much, they send out stickers and pins to commemorate it. This fabric was first introduced in 2004 after a long development period. It broke many looms and many needles along the way. It is their tried and true. They've used an uneven No. 5 yarn for both the warp and weft for maximum fading potential. These things have a sh*tton of character. They finished it off with the gold and red selvedge ticker. We can not wait to see these fade.
The "Zero" fabric has been on our radar from the beginning. It's one of, if not the most famous Samurai denim. Well, this round they've done it with the zipper - another thing not often seen from Samurai. This is no ordinary zipper, it's a Scoville "Gripper" zipper. This fabric was first introduced in 2004 after a long development period. It is their tried and true. They've used an uneven No. 5 yarn for both the warp and weft for maximum fading potential. They finished it off with the gold and red selvedge ticker.
You already know if Samurai produces anything, they're not playing around. So would they do a chino any lighter than 15oz? Most likely not. These things are bonkers. They honestly might as well be a pair of olive selvedge denim, but they have a chino cut. The metallic silver Lamé selvedge line will make them feel even more so like your favorite pair of jeans. These might be unsanforized, but they've had a factory wash to alleviate almost all of that shrinkage. We simply had to see what a Chino from Samurai would look like, and we weren't disappointed. We absolutely love the fabric and we're enamored with the looser, super comfy fit. This is a wardrobe starter for guys looking to get out of their super tight selvedge denim.
How could we say no to these jeans? They have custom hardware designed to pay homage to jeans from the 1940s/50s. Their Otokogi denim is 100% Texas cotton known for its rough texture and impeccable vintage fading qualities. It's a short fibre cotton that creates the rough texture you see. Normally, those fibers are removed to make the cotton smooth, but Samarui adds more to ramp it up even more. They've also used 100% Texas cotton sewing throughout, something we rarely see these days. This denim is for the purist at heart. As the denim is spun at a high tension, even post soak/wash they will become even more stiff (luckily they're only 15oz to start, and not 25). This will result in some of the best fading denim on the planet.
We are absolutely blown back by this fabric. For one, it's not your traditional wabash stripe. They've used throwing stars for the pattern - an incredible idea. To us, the raw fabric is pretty contrasting up front. It can be hard to imagine how it will age. But luckily, they've done that for us and we think it takes the perfect amount of sting out of that contrast. It makes this shirt perfect for comfort and aesthetics up front. That's all not to mention that it's an indigo x black denim. That's what gives this shirt is beautiful, deep, shadowy indigo color. And if you look on the inside, you'll notice the fabric is a few shades darker...so when you roll up your cuffs you get to see that wonderful character. This shirt is simply stunning. We're so glad we brought it to the shop.