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Loftman and Yonetomi plan to launch a new knitwear line Driver's knit with knitting between two legs is now on sale ~Cashmere knitwear that can be washed and nurtured


Loftman Inc. (Head office: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Representative Director: Makoto Kimura), a boutique store mainly in the Kansai region, has begun selling cashmere drivers' knitwear from November 2023, after having commissioned Yonetomi, an original brand of high quality knitwear based in Yamagata Prefecture, to make a special order. (Headquarters: Yamabe-cho, Higashimurayama-gun, Yamagata Prefecture), a Yamagata-based company that develops high quality knitwear.

Cashmere knitwear knitted by knitting between the legs

Loftman has been developing original products through special-order projects with brands it handles. For this special order product, we have planned a double-breaved driver's knit made of "wash-and-grow cashmere" with Yonetomi, with whom we have worked together in the past.

This time, Yonetomi has arranged its main product, Rigid Cashmere (an original fabric made of unwashed and undyed cashmere yarn that overturns the conventional concept of cashmere knitwear, which is considered difficult to wash), to produce a washable knit. After a year of trial and error, we have achieved an exquisite balance of washability without shrinkage by using a stretchy ribbed fabric. It is characterized by high warmth retention, a sense of fit unique to the knitting between the two beds, and the smooth feel of the cashmere.

For the launch of this special-order product, we conducted a factory tour and interview with Yonetomi Textile Co. A special feature page has been published to coincide with the product launch.

The products are now on sale at Loftman's physical stores and official online store.

Loftman will continue to develop exciting special-order projects, taking advantage of its strength as a select store that can handle products from a wide variety of brands.

Drivers' knitwear created with the aim of creating outerwear-like knitwear

Special feature page covering Yamagata, one of the leading knit production areas in Japan

Outline of the product

Product name : LOFTMAN special order Rigid Cashmere Drivers Knit

Color : Raw

Size : 2/3/4 (S/M/L equivalent)

Price : 90,000 yen (excluding tax), 99,000 yen (10% including tax)

Sales : Loftman stores (Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo),

       Official online store

Sales page:

Special feature page:


LOFTMAN is a select store established in 1976 in Ichijyoji, Kyoto. It later moved to Teramachi, Kyoto, and now operates a total of seven stores: four in Kyoto, two in Osaka, and one in Tokyo.

Each store selects products from a variety of domestic and international brands. With a reputation for its distinctive product lineup and highly individualistic staff, the company has been a "clothing store in town" for about 40 years.

In 2026, the store will celebrate its 50th anniversary. We will continue to pursue new possibilities as a select store, while never forgetting the feelings as a "clothing store" that we have continued to carry on.

<Loftman Corporation Head Office

Location: 280 Enpukuji-mae-cho, Takoyakushi-sagaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8045, Japan

Official website:

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Yonetomi Textile Co.

Yonetomi Textile Co., Ltd. is a knit manufacturer founded in 1952 in Yamagata Prefecture, a town known for its knit industry. The company has always been progressive, introducing machine knitting machines at a time when manual knitting machines were the mainstream, and pioneering the development of yarns. With the high quality knit textiles produced by the technology and intricate programming that have been cultivated since the company's founding, Yonetomi Textile is currently involved in everything from planning to production and sales, with OEM/ODM and original brand businesses at the core of its operations.

<Yonetomi Textile Corporation Head Office

Location: 1136 Oaza Yamanobe, Yamanobe-cho, Higashimurayama-gun, Yamagata 990-0301

Official website:


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