Clocking at close to 14oz, these Merz b. Schwanen heavyweight short sleeve tees are one of the toughest loopwheel tees you'll find. This Navy heavy tee comes in their Relaxed Fit, which will fit comfortably for an easy-going style. The heavyweight fabric has an additional slub to it that gives it a textured look. 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 6 | L (one size up from his regular TTS, M) for a relaxed fit. Model can also wear M for a slim fit. 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