The Merz b. Schwanen 2S14 Heavyweight Loopwheel T-shirt in Charcoal is the epitome of an ultra serious tee. Clocking in at nearly 14oz, these are probably the heaviest and most interesting loopwheel tees you'll find. The slub structure and textured look makes it a comfortable and easy-going style. These have a similar fit as the 214 2-thread tee, which features a slightly wider circumference around the body to allow for a more relaxed fit than their standard 215 tee. These tees are made on original loopwheelers in Germany-one of two remaining loopwheeler operations in the world, and the result is a seamless tubular fabric that will be your most comfortable henley.
Note: This is Merz's Relaxed Fit, which fits a little larger than their Classic Fit. We recommend still taking one size up for a relaxed fitted look, but you may be able to take your typical tops size (rather than sizing up) if you want a slim fit or if you are on the smaller end of your size. However, double check the measurements for the chest and length to make sure you've got the right size. The garment will shrink about 1" in length after wash, with less shrinkage in the chest. Chest will stretch back out after wear. Cold wash, hang dry. For additional information on sizing and shrinkage, see our blog post here. To learn about the fit comparison between 1940s, 215, and 2s14, see our post here.
Model: 6'0'' and 175 lbs. wearing size 5 | M (his TTS). This is one down from his usual size in Merz (model usually sizes up to 6 | L) for a slim fit. Note that this is a quite slim fit and can be tight/constricting around the armpits and chest, given the dense and heavy fabric. Model can also size up to 6 | L for a relaxed fitting tee. Note that the shirt will shrink a little in the chest, and about 1" in length after wash.
Measurement Note: Due to the irregularities characteristic of loopwheelers, there will be slight variations within each size. Additionally, consistent with how Merz measures their shirts, the Length measurement is taken from the highest point of the shirt (where the neckline and shoulder meet), instead of from the center of the neckline. In general, we do not find the irregularities significant enough to impact the size you should wear.
100% pure organic cotton with no chemical finishes
14oz loopwheel cotton fabric
Ribbon paneled neckline
Triangular patch under armpits for maximum comfort