Fade to Black
Our first post of 2015 finds us recharged and restocked! First up is the Slim Straight - we have restocked all five qualities from the Holidays and have added our first black selvage. This is a 13.5oz 3 x 1 RHT with a natural fill yarn woven at the legendary Cone Mills White Oak plant. Black selvage was first introduced in 1950 as a one off but quickly gained notoriety as the jean of choice for outsiders and its been breakin' hearts and bustin' heads ever since. Exaggerated slub yarns will give nice uneven fade characteristics. Expect this to fade to a beautiful dusty grey in due time. Jean details include a black leather patch, neutral tan stitching and antique nickel hardware. This is an extremely limited run and at $79 it's a wise investment for those of you who have not yet added a pair of black selvage to the rotation yet.
Stay tuned for news on restock in the True Straights next...
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Thanks to the folks over at Men's Journal for bringing the good news to the uninitiated that investing in a top quality, American Made, raw selvedge denim jacket doesn't have to cost a small fortune.
Brave Star Selvage
The Ironside 14oz Selvedge Denim Jacket
Fourteen ounces is a heavier weight for denim lovers who truly enjoy a lengthy break-in period. But that extra heft is worth the work out and the less polished look of the the non-gassed fabric will only get better with age. The jacket was designed with a straight fit and sleeves that move better than most, so you won’t feel tied down while you’re breaking it in.
Thanks once again to The Denim Hound for featuring and reviewing our new Cone Mills unfinished 14oz in the Regular Taper fit.
Fit: Regular Taper. A roomy top block and thighs with a strong taper down the leg.
Measurements (size 32): Waist 35″, rise 10.5″, back rise 15.2″, hip 19″, seat 19.6″, thigh 12″, knee 8.25″, hem 6.7″, inseam 37″. 1.5″ shrinkage on the waistband, 2″ on the inseam.
Fabric: 14oz 100% cotton, unfinished/un-singed sanforized selvedge denim from Cone Mills, White Oak. Right hand twill with a greycast to the indigo warp and white weft. This has to be one of the most character rich Cone denims I have ever seen. Very hairy with a good amount of nep. This denim also has very small, sporadic slub yarns in the warp and weft. It feels almost like an unsanforized denim. Cone denim usually has a tight weave using high tension yarns. This denim however, has a looser than usual weave, with medium tension yarns.
BRAVE STAR SELVAGE GOING ULTRA HEAVYWEIGHT
Thanks to The Denim Hound for the review on the 21.5oz ultra heavyweight. Greg has a keen eye for all things indigo and has probably reviewed more selvedge denim than anyone else on this planet. Check it out here www.thedenimhound.com and give him a follow on his social channels.