CONE MILLS R.I.P 1905 - 2017
On Oct 18th Cone Mills announced that after 112 years in business they would be officially ceasing all production and operations and permanently close the White Oak plant in North Carolina as of Dec 31st 2017. Cone is the oldest operating denim mill in the world and is the last to weave selvedge denim in the US.
Owning a pair of Cone Mills selvedge denim woven at the White Oak plant will not only be a badge of honor but a necessary addition to any serious or aspiring denim heads collection. Do not miss this opportunity to add this quality to your rotation while supplies last.
This quality of 13.5oz is what Cone Mills did better than anyone else - workwear inspired denim. It invokes a nostalgic feeling of small towns and late night diners with a jukebox full of 45's. A timeless 3x1 RHT weave and an ARS x RS yarn are the foundation with the Midnight shade being used to dye the yarn. It has a sulphur top with an indigo base that will slowly emerge with multiple wears and washes. From the wash down swatches you can see the evolution of this selvage which to us is nothing but quintessential Cone. Nothing but a classic red selvage iD would be appropriate to represent this 'heartland' shuttle loom denim.
The Ironside Trucker:
The Ironside is the second addition to our jacket selection. The fit is our most universal denim jacket fit for guys as opposed to our Steadfast jacket that is a slim fit. The silhouette is straight on the body with armholes and sleeves designed for maximum mobility and comfort, featuring a total of six exterior/interior pockets incl. side welted, hand warmer pockets that offer style and functionality. Wear it over a white tee shirt or under a vintage leather jacket, its hard to go wrong with this iconic garment.
- two exterior side (hand warmer) pockets
- two exterior chest pockets w/ button flaps
- two interior pockets
- Interior Selvedge Plackets
- Selvedge detail waistband adjustment tab (left side)
- Flat felled interior seams.
- leather cowhide interior patch.