GD Cottonweight Merino Longsleeve

GD 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? That's actually straightforward, we've been bringing merino performance into t-shirts for years, but how do we go even further? With our Cottonweight Merino Jersey we took it a step beyond, using a cotton outer face to get heavyweight structure and a merino inner face to get the dry thermoregulating comfort of nature’s finest performance fiber. But we didn’t stop there, the GD Cottonweight Merino Longsleeves are sew up and then 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, labels become unreadable or peel away. But what emerges is often beautiful, it's far less precise than 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 longsleeve t-shirts 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. Occasionally the process damages the heat transfer labels at the neck and the care labels on the side, so proceed with caution. On the flip side the cotton face and heavyweight makes this shirt tougher then 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.
  • GD Cottonweight Merino Longsleeve
  • Made with Cottonweight Merino
  • 49% Merino, 46% Cotton, 5% Nylon
  • 220gsm
  • Double knit jersey construction
  • 18.5 micron merino
  • Garment dyed
  • Pre-washed
  • Fits true to size.
  • Warm wash, warm dry.
  • Wash with like colors.
  • Made in the USA
  • 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
    Shoulders measured flat edge to edge 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5
    Chest measured flat edge to edge 18 19 20 21 22
    Length high shoulder to bottom 26 26.63 27.25 27.88 28.5
    Sleeve length center back to cuff 32.5 33 33.5 34 34.5
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42
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