FIRSTLY, WE RECOMMEND SIZING DOWN ON THESE HOODIES IF YOU DESIRE A TRIMMER FIT/ WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE AN ORIGINAL SUPER HEAVY HOODIE. If not and you’d like it to fit a little looser, go for your normal size.
The Carvalho hoodie is a new style for us here at TRiCKETT, we got our pencils out to design it after we got messages, emails and quite strongly worded direct messages about how we needed to make a zipped hoodie. We first released one of these back in 2015 and they were a firm favourite amongst fans back then. So we took design cues from that first batch and brought them into this release.
The hoodie comes in a slightly lighter 450gsm fabric which is better suited to wearing in spring, summer and autumn. The fabric is snug and has a really nice drape to it which makes it feel a little more elegant than other hoodies. The Carvalho features our chunky rib at the cuffs and hem like always and has a three-part hood that shapes to your lovely cranium regardless of size. The embroidery is cut in two by a lovely, chunky, metal zip that feels like you should be using it to open a parachute, not zip up your hoodie. The hood can also be adjusted using the rather lovely cord which has metal tips to make it a little more luxurious.
The hoodie features a two-part side panel for extra movement where you need it the most. When you get yours, take a look at the cuff… the underarm stitching flows straight into the cuff. It is magic and it made Anabela almost fall out with us! Luckily she came around to the idea in the end and we couldn’t be happier with it. For the Carvalho, we have updated the embroidery in comparison to the chenille embroidery of the previous super-heavy style. This time around, we have chosen a ‘tackle twill’ style, similar to those ace hoodies that were popular amongst late ’90s streetwear brands… and because all my favourite US Army surplus sweatshirts featured this too… it washes better also.
As if that wasn’t enough, these hoodies feature our tags which have peppermint seeds in them – plant the tag in your garden and they will grow into peppermint plants. They will keep your garden smelling fresh alongside you looking fresh in your new hoodie.
The fit is a little looser than previous hoodies that we have made in Portugal, because these have been designed for you to wear just a little looser. We believe clothing that is bigger is more versatile and helps to conceal lumps and bumps if you need to, or if you just want to look like prime Dr. Dre. We have also increased the measurements across the chest and stomach for some extra room, just in case you accidentally put this in the tumble dryer… please don’t. So if you want the same fit as your previous Kershaw hoodies, we do recommend going down a size, however if you want a little extra room and for it to fit as we intended, go for your normal size.
These hoodies are expertly made for us in Portugal by Anabela, Filipe and the rest of the gang. In fact, we like what they do so much, we created a little video about them and the making of our sweats, which you can watch below. Hoodies with this level of design, fabric quality, manufacture and finishing are usually well over £150 but we are still committed to fair pricing and getting as many people as possible into our lovely hooded sweatshirts.
Made in Portugal by experts in their craft, manufactured from a beautiful fabric, wonderful details and a relaxed fit. Sounds good to me.
Made in Portugal
80% cotton, 20% polyester.