Story of the Loop & Weft Honeycomb Thermal Henley
The Loop & Weft Honeycomb Thermal Henley is constructed from a high tension knitted thermal honeycomb fabric that is full of character. It’s full of details, is made to an exceptional standard of quality and takes the classic workwear Henley of yesteryear to an entirely new level. This manufacturing process takes place at a carefully selected workshop Wakayama, Japan, by shokunin, or artisans, who are masters of their craft. To contrast with the custom cloth, the piece is sewn on vintage Union Special 36200 machines with four-needle flat seam construction. These machines are increasingly rare and many were imported from the USA during the early part of the 20th century.
The pattern is based on classic henley shirts, named for Henley-on-Thames, where they were first worn by rowers in the mid-18th century. Henley hosted an annual regatta race and it became a tradition for the winning team to give their henley tops to spectators, thus starting the spread of the garment to a wider audience. The Henley went on to become popular in the factories and workshops of the UK during the industrial revolution with its comfort making it suitable for all day wear.
- 100% High Tension Combed Yarn Honeycomb Thermal fabric
- Four-needle Flat Seam construction
- Sewn using vintage Union Special machines
- Based on the classic Henley undershirt
- Standard, slightly slim fit
- Super-soft, winter-weight fabric
- Cat’s eye button closure
- Made in Wakayama, Japan
About Loop & Weft
Loop & Weft was founded in 2011 by Ryota Seguchi, who had spent the previous decade working in the denim industry for one of Japan’s leading denim manufacturers. Ryota’s goal was to produce honestly-crafted pieces made from the best materials to the very highest standards.
The brand is based in Yamanashi Prefecture, a location in the shadow of Mount Fuji that is known for its natural beauty and for being an inspiring artistic setting for creative people. The area also has a historically significant garment manufacturing industry that is particularly known for cut-and-sewn cotton clothing. Loop & Weft aim to continue these strong traditions and contribute to the history of the area by creating beautiful, life-long lasting pieces that will fast become the prized possessions of their owners.
The Honeycomb Thermal Henley is a regular, slightly slim fit. It has plenty of stretch and will mould to the shape of the wearer’s body. The get the best fit, use the sizing table below to compare it to a top you already own that fits well.
If you have any questions you can contact us at [email protected].
The garment has been rinsed so expect no further shrinkage. When necessary, wash by hand or on a gentle 30 degree cycle.
Shipping & Returns
We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.
We use Royal Mail to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:
- UK – £3.55 (Delivery in 48 hours)
- Europe – £4.80 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
- Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)
You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.
We’re happy to accept return or exchange of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first on [email protected].
For more information about the process, see our returns page.