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I've got a grey RMC Ballpark sweat and two Strike Gold sweats (grey hoodie and indigo dyed crew).

The cut of the Ballpark works a bit better for me due to being a little longer in the body and a little more boxy as well.

But the fabric of the Strike Gold stuff is better in my opinion.  A bit thicker and more substantial.

I would say the quality of both brands is great, no issues at all so far.

Looking to probably add another Strike Gold hoodie this fall, black this time.

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I had a Real McCoy's heavyweight ballpark in XL that I just sold to someone on the Iron Heart forum.  If you're tall, this might work for you since the arms were quite long relative to the other measurements.  I have found Iron Heart sweatshirts a bit better fit for me since the chest is large relative to other sweatshirts I've tried, including Strike Gold and Real McCoy's.

 

John

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Thank you all!
Heard a lot good stuff about Strike Gold, Iron Heart and Real McCoys, I will have to check between the measurements to compare the fit. 

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there's also Cushman and Freewheelers

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I'm looking for a grey sweatshirt now, the ultimate one of course. I'm not too fond of a too boxy shirt since i'm quite tall. So if you have any info on the fit that would be great!

 

There's just so many to choose from, witch one would you recommend? 

 

Real Mccoy's Ballpark or Loopwheel

The Flat head

Strike Gold

Iron Heart

Studio D´Artisan

Samurai

 

Anyone I missed?

 

Highly recommend the Studio D´Artisan Wakayama Special Edition Organic Loopwheel. It's available in grey. It's pricey even if you buy from Japan, which you will probably have to get hold of one. The quality is better than the Ballpark IMO. You need to size up – so if you wear Large go for an XL.

 

here's a picture of it in cream:

http://www.selectism.com/2010/06/17/studio-dartisan-30th-anniversary-loopwheel-sweatshirt/

Edited by cool_hand

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I have one of the Kicking Mule ones as well, they did go out of business as far as I know.

Fabric isn't as soft or substantial as some other brands, but it's not too shabby.

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Is an initial soak/wash recommended for either of the heavyweight Strike Gold or Real McCoy's zip-up hoodies?

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i soaked my strike gold hoodies in cold for about 15 minutes and they shrunk about a size. haven't had any experience with real mccoy's though.  

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anyone own a Cushman sweat; do they fit vintage style? Size up or TTS? Doubting about picking up this or a Deluxeware sweat.

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Cushman = vintage boxy

Deluxeware = modern slimmer

I own both brands.

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I bought a Cushman off Rakuten from Jeans Shop VARI. If you get your normal size it will fit like it does on their models. I sized up one because those sweatshirts are kind of short and I'm about 6'1". It doesn't feel too boxy. Their size charts were accurate and the shipping was extremely fast. One thing about the Cushman sweats is they have a really small neck opening.

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What's the deal with Warehouse sweats? BiG says they're once washed but Warehouse replied to me they weren't and I should size up because they'll shrink a lot? BiG recommends a size 40 for me and Warehouse themselves a 42..

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My lightweight Loopwheeler zip-up hoodie came in. I picked it because it's a slim fit and it has the high neck. Now I'm thinking I should go for a heavier loopwheeled zip-up hoodie, not necessarily from Loopwheeler, though. Any suggestions? I wouldn't hesitate to pick Loopwheeler again, but I'd rather avoid that international shipping cost. Plus, having a collection comprised of different brands keeps it interesting! For this one, I'm fine with a regular fit without a high neck.

Edited by tokyocean

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Just received this sweater from  Goodmeasure, and WOW! Super dense weave, perfect weight and made in England (an increasing rarity). Highly recommend.

 
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cool. Clicky? 

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Clicky?

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web link to click on

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What's the deal with Warehouse sweats? BiG says they're once washed but Warehouse replied to me they weren't and I should size up because they'll shrink a lot? BiG recommends a size 40 for me and Warehouse themselves a 42..

Id tend to trust BiG on this, but only if you are purchasing from BiG as they can only speak on the product they sell.  There might not be any difference between what they sell and what another source sells but you never know.  Things that get lost in translation: loop wheeled and loomstate fabric

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Just received this sweater from  Goodmeasure, and WOW! Super dense weave, perfect weight and made in England (an increasing rarity). Highly recommend.

 
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Glad you like it, hope it fits .

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What's the length like on a Buzz Rickson sweat. Also, I tend to be in between a medium and a large. Should I go for a large sweat?

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Ordered the LVC 1950s hoodie on sale with a promo code.  Was really digging the vintage cut so I hope I like the fit on me.  Anyone have this? 

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What's the length like on a Buzz Rickson sweat. Also, I tend to be in between a medium and a large. Should I go for a large sweat?

I have a couple br sweats, both size large. one measures 26 length and the other 27. The shorter one i just recently machine dried.

Edited by chewie

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Pleased with it LVC hooded 50's sweat(at a discount, overpriced at full price, of course) not as oversized as the 40's sweat and a good short fit. I like the neckline in this weather  and the heavier weight.

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