This new addition to the signature Loopback collection is a modern take on an outerwear staple. The classic silhouette, neat zip closure and front pockets make it an endlessly versatile style that looks just as great worn with jeans and a T-Shirt as it does teamed with the matching Loopback track pants or shorts. The jacket has been crafted using cotton Mouline — a distinctive process of combining yarns to produce fabric with a speckled salt and pepper effect.
We developed our loopback fabric based on an archive Sunspel garment. It is unique in that it uses an extra fine yarn that is tightly knitted, resulting in a fabric that is softer, lighter, more resistant to pilling, and ultimately more luxurious than your average sweatshirt fabric. These distinctive qualities allow for garments that are supremely comfortable, but with a refined fit.
'Loopback' is the technical term given to the fabric traditionally used to make sweatshirts. It's a literal description of the construction of the fabric that features loops on its reverse, and is also a reference to the machine that was historically used to knit the fabric: the loopwheel.
Having originally been developed for sports garments, the loops on the back of the fabric were designed to absorb sweat from your body, passing it into the garment to keep you cool. Conversely, our loopback fabric is designed to trap warm air inside, providing an insulating layer for day-to-day wear.