Built to Last. The Legend IND5000C Men’s Premium Heavyweight Cross-Grain Crew is the best crew neck sweatshirt we’ve ever made. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure every detail of this sweatshirt is the best of the best and meticulously designed. From the fit, color palette, specialty yarns, and antique trims, to the way the fabric is knit, dyed, cut, and sewn, it has everything we think a sweatshirt needs without having too much.
It’s all in the details. The Legend is constructed of a 13.5oz/450gm 3-End fleece fabric with a coarse 20 singles 100% Ring Spun Cotton face yarn to achieve a stable fabric surface for printing. To limit vertical shrinkage the body panels have been cut Cross-Grain, and additions of double ribbing side panels add stretch for a comfortable fit. We chose reverse coverstitch sewing on all seams for exceptional durability, and to showcase the sewing quality. Built to perfection with our 3” long 520gm 100% cotton ribbing at the cuffs, waistband, side panel, and a woven tear away neck label.
IND5000C - 450GM HEAVYWEIGHT CROSS-GRAIN CREW Independent Trading's Version of the Best Sweatshirt in the World
Premium Heavyweight 13.5oz/450gm 3-end fleece
ring spun cotton
70% cotton / 30% polyester
100% cotton face yarns on solid colors
20 singles face yarn for a durable and textured fabric face
double ribbing side panels for stretch
reverse coverstitch sewing on all seams for durability and a premium finish
body panels sewn cross grain to limit shrinkage & shortening after wash
520gm 100% cotton 1x1 ribbing at cuff and waistband
tear away woven neck label
Please note: The heather colorways are not made of 100% cotton face yarn. Please do your own testing prior to screen printing.
What’s different about this sweatshirt?
The IND5000 is basically our version of the best sweatshirt in the world. So we were able to throw out some of the limits that we place on ourselves when designing a blank that needs to work for certain price points or appeal to the majority of our customers. We’ve gone for a heavyweight 450gm/13.5oz fleece, and true 1x1 ribbing, and a ton of premium features. Our main goal was to make the IND5000 the best of the best without any limitations.
What sparked your interest in making a Premium Heavyweight Hoodie?
One reason is that we wanted to put a stamp on the Premium Heavyweight market. When we hear people say “Have you seen how nice So & So’s sweatshirt is?”, or “Have you seen the $200 blank hoodie these guys make?” it really gets to us. Not to mention the Marketing campaigns....“The best hoodie ever made” - says Forbes Magazine. We Thought...“What the #$%@ does Forbes know about Sweatshirts?...We can make a better hoodie than that one! We’re gonna make a new heavyweight...and it’s gonna be the best.”
Is there any particular type of brand or group you designed it for?
Heavy Tees and Premium Heavy Fleece has been popular for streetwear brands and workwear brands over the past year, so this garment is for those types of brands, but really anyone who appreciates the finer details of this garment.
What are the key features of this garment?
The IND5000 Hood and Crew are full of premium features which define this style. It starts with the fabric, a 450gm fleece with a coarse 20 singles face yarn we use for durability and has a unique texture. The body panels are sewn Cross-Grain to limit vertical shrinkage, and all the seams are Reverse Coverstitch for durability, fit & finish. We have perfected the fit, and added trims like antique silver eyelets and heavy duty shoelace drawcords with antique silver tips to top off the styling. We added Double Rib side panels to give a classic look, add some stretch, and used this same super heavy 520gm 100% cotton ribbing used for the side panels on the cuffs and waistband. Like our IND4000, this style has a double fleece lined hood, but he IND5000 features a tear away woven neck label which gives it a premium look straight out of the box, which can be easily torn out for relabeling.