Samurai’s Inlay Solid Tees are tube-knit on Japanese hanging loopwheelers using aged cotton. Seen here in a rich, Sumi ink-dyed black.
FABRIC: 100% aged cotton
-Loopwheeled in Wakayama
-Inlay knit for added softness and texture
ORIGIN: Made in Japan
Samurai’s Inlay Solid t-shirts are a real labour of love. They’re slowly loopwheeled in Wakayama using aged cotton. Cotton ageing refers to the process of allowing the cotton bales to breathe and decompress. While cotton bales typically arrive compacted – Samurai's cotton is left to sit in a temperature and humidity-controlled room – thereby allowing it to naturally expand. This ‘ripening’ process can take a month or two, but it really brings out the cotton’s naturally thick, full, fluffiness.
To slow things down just that little bit further, the aged cotton thread is then passed through hanging loopwheelers to be inlay knit. The more complicated inlay knitting method reduces rate and yield, but results in a robust tee with unbeatable levels of softness and comfort. The inlay knitting technique also gives the tees a textured, terry-fleeced feel on the inside. These are beautiful, small-batch tees that really stand in testament to Samurai’s eye for detail.
The Inlay tee fits slim across the arms and body with a higher-set neckline. We recommend sizing up one from your usual Samurai tee size.
Elliot wears a size Large t-shirt. He is 185cm tall and weighs 74kg / 6ft 1" and 163 lbs.
Important: The best way to determine the size you need is to measure a similar item you already own and compare with the actual sizing as per the table below. Do not go by tagsize alone.
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Stage 1: Chest
- Measure from pit to pit and double the reading.
Stage 2: Shoulder
>Measure across the top from one shoulder seam to the other.
Stage 3: Waist
We measure the narrowest part of the garment outer seam to outer seam between the pit and the opening. If, however, the shirt has gussets, the waist will correspond to the the opening measurement.
Stage 4: Opening
Here we take a cross measurement from seam to seam at the bottom of the shirt.
Stage 5: Length
Measure from the top of the shoulder by the collar to the bottom of the garment.
Stage 6: Sleeve
Measure from the top of shoulder seam to the cuff’s edge.