A great alternative to our much-loved track pant, our sweat shorts are proof that when it comes to comfort, you needn’t compromise on style. Resulting from a combination of traditional techniques, modern design and fabric innovation, they have a neat, classic fit and are made from our luxurious loopback cotton.
‘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 original machine that was 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.
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. The resulting fabric is softer lighter, more resistant to pilling, and ultimately more luxurious than your average sweatshirt fabric.
These distinctive qualities allows for garments that are supremely comfortable, but with a refined fit. Our hoody is testament to this: yes it’s perfect for lounging at home, but it also looks great teamed with a crisp white t-shirt and matching loopback track pant, worn out and about at the weekend.