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Cottonweight Merino Longsleeve

Cottonweight Merino Longsleeve

Cotton meets merino meets garment dyeing to create a heavyweight longsleeve t-shirt with a whole lot of character.

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How do you take something as simple as a longsleeve t-shirt to the next level? We’ve been bringing merino performance into our longsleeves for years, but we occasionally miss the structure of a heavyweight cotton. Our Cottonweight Merino Jersey marries the best of cotton and merino. A cotton face gives us a beautiful heavyweight structure, and a merino backing gives us the dry thermoregulating comfort (and softness) of nature’s finest performance fiber. The GD Cottonweight Merino Longsleeves are then sewn up and put through a garment dyeing process that allows the deep character of the two fibers to interact, creating a depth and variance of color we absolutely love.

Merino and cotton are dyed differently using different substances. To dye them together means two separate dye baths and a high degree of unpredictability as to how everything interacts. Fabrics shrink and skew (mostly visible at the side seam), but what emerges is often beautiful. It's far less precise than if it were fabric dyed in a mill, but it has far more character as well. Subtle variations in the dye bath create subtle textures, and with two dye baths and two types of fiber, these interact to create tonal depth and resonance. These longsleeves enter the process crisp and clean, and leave heavyweight champs, gritty and full of character.

The garment dye process adds risk, uncertainty, and variation to the garments. This is not a product for the fussy or overly precise. There are risks of fading, crocking, bleeding, and who knows what else. On the flip side, the cotton face and heavy weight make this shirt tougher than your average merino, perfect to bring merino's amazing natural performance into more rough and tumble situations.
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Soft on the skin and opaque to the eye, Cottonweight Merino is a double knit jersey with an 18.5 micron merino inner face and a cotton outer face. The merino inner face is beautifully soft with a cool, dry body climate while the crisp cotton outer face brings the structure, heft and opacity we expect from a heavyweight longsleeve t-shirt. Weighing in at 220gsm, it makes for a proper heavyweight longsleeve t-shirt fabric.
  • Cottonweight Merino Longsleeve
  • Made with Cottonweight Merino
  • 49% Merino, 46% Cotton, 5% Nylon
  • 220gsm
  • Double knit jersey construction
  • 18.5 micron merino
  • Garment dyed
  • Total weight of 280g (size medium)
  • Warm wash, warm dry.
  • Wash with like colors.
  • Made in the USA with Australian fabric
  • Sizing

    Fits true to size.

    Please refer to the table below for garment's exact measurements.

    Garment measurement illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    Size XS S M L XL XXL
    Shoulders measured flat edge to edge 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5 19
    Chest measured flat edge to edge 18 19 20 21 22 23
    Length high shoulder to bottom 25.25 25.88 26.5 27.13 27.75 28.38
    Sleeve length center back to cuff 32.5 33 33.5 34 34.5 35
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42 44
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