We made this t-shirt because we love merino and wanted to represent it properly. We use 17.5 micron yarns, rather than the 18.9 most brands do, because the finer yarns are softer and just plain beautiful to touch. We use 200gsm fabric rather than the 150-160gsm most companies do because it drapes far better, has a wonderful hand feel and is a bit more durable.
Merino also takes color wonderfully, and its natural UV resistance means it almost never fades. Better yet it possesses the remarkable ability to wick moisture into its core while remaining dry to the touch. This means it both cools you in the heat and keeps you insulated in the cool. It also creates a bacteriostatic environment that stays remarkably free of odors. You can wear it for days without washing if you really want to.
We believe that the best way to represent a fabric is as simply as possible and a t-shirt is pretty close to as simple a garment as it gets. We don't get tricky with it, just a moderately lean cut, that's long enough to keep you covered in action. We have it sewn up out in the SF Bay area at a factory with serious merino expertise and it's a wrap.
This time around we made it in seven colors (and six for the v-necks
). Bravest Blue, Pop Blue, Dust Olive, Pop Green, Black, Deep Gray and Medium Gray. You can get all seven for $567, three for $270 or one for $98.
Also available in V-Neck