Merz b. Schwanen 215 Classic Crew Neck T-Shirt - Forest

The Merz b. Schwanen 215 Classic Crew Neck T-shirt is next level. It's the equivalent of a German-engineered car. Merz houses the only loopwheel factory in Europe and is one of only two loopwheel factories left in the world (the second one is in Japan). Knitting at a snail's pace of about 1m of fabric per 90 minutes, this is old school, slow school manufacturing at its best. The result is a t-shirt with clean, simple lines underpinned by a superior quality that is unmatched. At a distance this might seem like any other t-shirt. And then you get up close, put your hands on it. The fabric is airy and dense, the cotton as soft as can be. It's as if you can feel the quality woven into the t-shirt as you hold it. Like the fine folks at Merz say, this t-shirt embodies "well-crafted simplicity".


  • 7.8 oz (220 gram) 2-thread cotton
  • Loopwheeled, no side seams
  • Easygoing, comfortable cut
  • Round neckline
  • Ribware cuff on neckline
  • Eco-friendly: no industrial pre-wash
  • Triangular patch underarm for comfort and mobility
  • Cut with an extra 3/4" in length to account for shrinkage.

What it's made out of

  • 7.8 oz 100% pure organic cotton

Where it's Made

  • Germany


  • Wear often. Wash less often in cold water. After wash twist the t-shirt and pull from both ends. Then shake it out to return the t-shirt to its original shape and lay flat to dry. Alternatively, you can dry on very low heat as the t-shirt is cut to account for shrinkage in length.


  • This garment will shrink after the first wash. We recommend sizing up one size from your normal t-shirt size to account for this shrinking.
  • You can expect 1-1.5” of shrinking in length. Garment is cut with extra length to account for shrinkage.


  • These measurements are for the units we have in stock
  • Please note, if we have multiples of the same size, these measurements are for one unit and there may be variations between the same size
  • To see how we measure click here
  • Please contact us if there are any questions about the measurements!

S 18 26.75 7.75 16.375
M 19 27.5 8.5 16.75
L 20.5 28 9.125 16.75
XL 21.5 28.75 9.5 17.5
XXL 22.5 29.25 9.75 18.5


  • World-wide shipping via (USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL). You will receive a tracking number via email.
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  • Most packages are shipped via USPS or UPS in the lower 48.
  • Orders shipped to an APO/DPO address are shipped via USPS.
  • International orders are shipped primarily through DHL or UPS. Please be aware that the customer is responsible for any local customs or duties placed on the package upon arrival. As we ship worldwide, we have no knowledge of country specific import taxes, so please refer to guidance from your local government.


  • We accept returns for full refunds within seven (7) days of the order delivery date.
  • Store credit for returns will be issued within fourteen (14) days of the order delivery.
  • All Items for return or exchanges must be postmarked within the seven (7) day period after authorization.


  • We carry limited quantities of many items. To ensure an exchange can be fulfilled, contact us at

Please Note!!!

  • Franklin and Poe is not responsible for shipping costs on exchanges or returns.
  • We only accept items for return or exchange if they are in new condition with original tags, unworn and unaltered.
  • All merchandise purchased on sale, grooming products, underwear, and consignment are final.


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