When you take our vintage, made in the USA crewneck sweatshirt and give it one of our coolest washes good things happen. Say hello to our new Oil Washed Crewneck Sweatshirts.
We start with our heavyweight, classic crewneck sweatshirt. These have become trusty companions, wearable and versatile. Then we get old-school. It's called an oil wash. The entire garment is washed and dyed with pigment dye and a binder at very high heat. After that, the garment gets another full wash. The result being a natural fading of the base color in totally unique patterns. The overall base color takes on a vintage appearance as if you've owned and worn these sweatshirts for years. Seams show beautiful aging. Each garment is unique. All you have to do today is pick your favorite color.
The fit of a sweatshirt is very important. We set out to strike the right balance between a tailored fit and an easy to wear piece. The shoulders are fitted, which keeps the overall look clean. The body is slightly tapered, but roomy enough so that it's superbly comfortable. Finally, the length hits just right so it falls below the waist line, but does not cover your entire backside.
Construction details are classic and sturdy. Raglan sleeves create a great fit through the shoulders Double needle stitching is used to attach the heavy ribbed collar and ribbed "v" insert. Make no mistake, this inserted v shape is not all for show. It's a utilitarian feature that reinforces the collar by overlapping an additional layer of rib material. The added support will keep the collar from stretching out, even after years of wear. Vintage 3" ribbed cuffs and waistband contribute to the old-school appeal and supply even more durability. This is the right way to make a sweatshirt, without cutting any corners.
Quality sweatshirts made in the USA with domestic materials are typically priced over $75 each. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.
Note: We recommend washing this garment separately before the first wear due to the unique dye process.