The West is Dead "Herringbone 3-End French Terry" Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirts

Our first shipment from The West is Dead has arrived. When we first viewed The West is Dead's fall/winter 2011 collection, we were initially attracted to the label because of their choices of colors and their slim modern fits with an obvious influence of vintage goods. When we looked closer at the collection we realized that one of their many strengths were their basics because of their emphasis of using custom made fabrics and their solid construction. Here is The West is Dead's take on the classic crew neck sweatshirt.

The West is Dead "herringbone 3-end French terry" classic crew neck sweatshirt in oatmeal. 75% cotton, 25% polyester. Made in USA. Sizes S, M, L. $155. For more information on The West is Dead's classic crew neck sweatshirt in oatmeal, click here.

The fabric is a 3-end French terry, heavy slub-back fabric in a herringbone weave. It’s woven on vintage looms in South Carolina, in a district that is famous for producing authentic true-vintage knits. Here is where the fabric shows its versatility: the face is a flat textured, 50/50 cotton-poly blend, so it takes the dye in a unique heathered pattern. The “back” slub side is 100 percent cotton and has a beautiful slubby texture, after a few washes the herringbone weave begins to emerge and gives the sweatshirt an interesting hand and a comfortable worn look. A few inches to the overall length have been added to avoid boxiness and finished it off with double Vs in the front and back collar.

The entire piece is sewn using flat-lock stitching so it’s fully reversible and with each side you get a completely different look and feel. Notice the smooth surface on the exterior side.

Our first shipment included only the oatmeal color, but other colors will be coming in future shipments. Rose and sage green are shown with oatmeal above, spring collection will bring even more colors.