Already feeling the heat of the early-summer sun?

That’s right – the warmest season of the year is just around the corner. So why not get in the mood with modern alternatives to the classic marinière look?

This summer, we’re proud to present Merz b. Schwanen’s new fabric called Trikotware 2-fädig schwer. Sturdy yet lightweight, it can only be made on our latest addition to our unique collection of machines:
a circular knitting machine from the 1960’s!

What’s special about it?!
With this machine we’re capable to knit this new wide stripe look!

Just relax and enjoy the summer breeze with a twist!


Introducing the new wide striped Trikotware 2-fädig schwer!

Leave the classic marinière look behind:

Wide and new maritime stripes on this cool sweatshirt bring an easygoing style to any outfit in a sturdy but light way.
Add bright colors and strong stripes to it and you are all set to enjoy the warmest days of the year in your new favorite piece.

Made on original circular knitting machine in Germany.

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Trikotware 2- fädig schwer

Good news!

This summer, Merz b. Schwanen introduces bold stripes and a new knit. All thanks to a refurbished circular knitting machine which was recently added to our collection of historic machines.

Discover our new fabric called Trikotware 2-fädig schwer now:

Sturdy and reliable, yet lightweight and comfortable: this jersey is exclusively made on a very special kind of original circular knitting machine from the 1960’s. This type of knitting machine became a rarity due to the trend of aiming for finer jerseys by implementing more needles in modern knitting-mechanisms.

With unusually broad segmenting of the needles, a 26″/66 cm diameter and a 2-thread manufacturing process, this circular knitting machine is different to our loopwheelers. It knits and doesn’t warp, making it the only one capable of producing our unique Trikotware 2-thread schwer fabrics – and the wide stripes…

Insider Tip: All styles, striped and uni-colored, beginning with “2M” are made on this machine. Easy to recognize.

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Comfortable, casual, colored – now also striped!

Every piece you wear adds to your summer look, even your underpants:

Wanna change up your game with this striped alternative to your uni-colored underpants?

Easygoing Trikoware 2-fädig schwer and a soft waistband guarantee maximum comfort, while the wide, maritime inspired stripes allow for maximum style in any situation.

see more underpants here

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Also enjoy the summer in timeless fine stripes

Prima Qualität with stripes, made on original loopwheelers in Germany.
This robust fabric has been a longstanding Merz b. Schwanen classic, available in new color combinations!

See all different stripes here

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