GD Cottonweight Merino T-Shirt

GD Cottonweight Merino T-Shirt

A heavyweight t-shirt contender. Structured cotton on the outside, merino performance against the skin, and garment dyed character throughout.
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How do you take something as simple as a t-shirt to the next level? We started by bringing merino performance into t-shirts, but we occasionally miss the structure of our old cotton tees. How do you get the feel of a classic t-shirt without sacrificing the many advantages of merino? Enter the Cottonweight Merino T-Shirt. The clean cotton face gives us heavyweight structure, while the merino backing provides the dry thermoregulation, odor resistance, and softness we’ve become so accustomed to.

The double sided fabric construction also is a great entry into the messy world of garment dyeing. 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 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. 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 white T-shirt. Weighing in at 220gsm, it makes for a proper heavyweight t-shirt fabric.
  • GD Cottonweight Merino T-Shirt
  • 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 XXL
    Chest measured flat edge to edge 18 19 20 21 22 23
    Length high shoulder to bottom 24.25 25.13 25.75 26.38 27 27.63
    Sleeve length center back to cuff 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42 44
    GD Mint Green

    GD Mint Green

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    GD Black