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The Regular Taper 13.5oz Cone Mills 'Blue Collar' Selvage

BSJ105

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.

Fabric Notes:

This is our last 13.5oz weight from Cone and we're more than pumped to have these on the shelves. Why? Quintessential working class American selvage denim. The kind that built this country and personified the term 'blue collar worker'. Before open end yarn took over in the 70's (low cost way of spinning yarn) all denim was woven with ring-ring yarn (time consuming and costly). Double ring spun yarn (or ring-ring yarn) means that both the warp and weft are ring spun. This is the traditional and more expensive way to weave denim and it produces the strongest and highest quality selvage bar none.This is why denim back in the day had such durability and could be used for most manual labor work. The indigo is one of Cone's darkest shades called Shade 18. Combined with the ring-ring yarn there is virtually no 'grin thru' from the weft yarn at all. Solid 3 x1 RHT. This is a quality that won't quit and is just perfect to take a year round beating. American selvage at its finest. Red selvage iD.

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Details include:

  • Red Orange top stitching with Natural leather patch and antique brass hardware.
  • Sewn & chain stitched in all the right places on vintage Union Special, Reece & Singer machines.
  • A & E core spun poly thread for maximum strength & durability.
  • Tonal embroidered star insignia on the right back pocket represents ‘Made in America’ status.
  • Button fly with double prong, donut style buttons. Old style pocket rivet burrs.
  • All hardware is made in Kentucky.
  • Leather back patches are cut & stamped in Los Angeles & waistband label is woven locally in Los Angeles.
  • Every aspect of the production is US made in Downtown Los Angeles.

     

    Size Guide



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    HOW TO MEASURE YOUR JEANS/SIZING CHART

    How to correctly measure your jeans

    Waist Measure:

    Lay the jeans on a flat surface. Flatten the waistband by pressing out any wrinkles or kinks with your hands. Pull the front waistband up parallel with the back waistband and measure across the top from edge to edge. This edge to edge measurement will give you a half measure which is what we have listed below in our sizing chart. A full measure can be obtained by doubling the flat measurement number for e.g. 16.75 inches x 2 = 33.5 inches.

    Measuring your selvedge denim jeans

    Low Hip:

    This is an important point of measure for low hips and seat. Flatten down the hips so no wrinkle or kinks remain.

    Next, measure 6 inches down from the bottom of the waistband at the side seam. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

    Measure at a slight downward angle just below the J stitch and then across the opposite side going up at the same slight angle. A picture is worth a thousand words so here it is.

    Thigh:

    Most folks get this wrong, thats ok this is how you get the correct measure. Measure one inch down from the midpoint between the double needle stitch of the front rise. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

    Measure across at a slightly upward angle following the natural pitch of the thigh panel.

    INSEAM:

    Measure from the same midpoint of the double needle at the top where the thigh and crotch meet. Walk the tape measure down the contour of the inseam along the stitch to the edge of the hem. 

    BRAVE STAR SIZING CHART:                                        

    Please allow for a +/- 1/4" tolerance (flat measure) in the waistband vs listed spec.

    All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.

     

     

    SIZE 28 29 30      

    BRAVE

    STAR

    31

    32 33 34 35 36
    WAIST 14 3/4 - 15 1/4  15 1/4 - 15 3/4 15 3/4 - 16 1/4  16 1/4 - 16 3/4 16 3/4 - 17 1/4  17 1/4 - 17 3/4 17 3/4 - 18 1/4 18 1/4 - 18 3/4  18 3/4 - 19 1/4
    F.RISE 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 

     

    10 1/4   

    10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11 1/4
    B.RISE 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4
    THIGH 10 1/4 10 5/8 11  11 3/8 11 5/8 11 3/4 12 1/8 12 1/2 12 3/4
    KNEE 6 3/4 7 7 1/4  7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4

    OPENING

    5 7/8  6 1/8 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4

    INSEAM

    34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34

      

    All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around..

    SIZE 28 29 30

    BRAVE

    STAR

    31

    32 33 34 35 36 38
    WAIST 15 151/2 16 161/2

     

    17      

    171/2 18 181/2 19 201/4
    F.RISE 10 101/4 101/2 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 121/2
    B. RISE 13 1/4 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 141/2 143/4 15 151/4 151/2 16
    THIGH 105/8 11 113/8 11 1/4 11 5/8 12  12 3/8 12 1/4 12 5/8 13 1/4
    KNEE 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 1/4 8 1/2 85/8 8 3/4 9 5/8
    OPENING 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 1/2 6 5/8  6 3/4  6 7/8 7 1/2 7 5/8  7 3/4
    INSEAM 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35

     

    All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.                            

    SIZE 28 29 30

    BRAVE

    STAR

    31

    32 33 34 35 36 38 40
    WAIST 15 - 15 1/2 15 1/2 - 16 16 - 16 1/2  16 1/2 - 17 17 - 17 1/2 17 1/2 - 18 18 - 18 1/2 18 1/2 - 19 19 - 19 1/2 20 - 20 1/2 21- 21 1/2
    F.RISE 9 3/4

     

    10 10 1/4 101/2 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 3/4
    B.RISE 13 1/4 13 1/2 13 3/4 14 141/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 3/4 16 1/4 
    THIGH 10 5/8 103/4  11 3/8 11 3/4 121/8 125/8 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
    KNEE 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 3/4 101/4
    OPENING 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 7/8 8 1/4
    INSEAM 34 34 34 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36

     

    The Regular Taper Cone Mills Heavy Weight Selvedge Denim 

    All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.                            

    SIZE 28 29

    30

    31 32 33 34 35 36 38 40
    WAIST 15 - 15 1/2 151/2 - 16 16 - 16 1/2  16 1/2 - 17 17 - 17 1/2 17 1/2 - 18 18 - 18 1/2 181/2 - 19 19 - 19 1/2 20 - 20 1/2 21 - 21 1/2
    F.RISE

     

    9 3/4 

     

    10 10 1/4 10 10 1/4 10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11  11 1/2 12
    B.RISE 13 1/4

     

    13 1/2

    13 3/4 14 1/4 141/2 15  15 1/2 15 3/4 16  16 1/2 17 
    Low Hip 18 18 1/4 18 5/8 19 19 5/8 20 20 5/8 21 21 5/8 22 1/2 23
    THIGH 10 3/4 11  11 3/8 11 3/4 12 12 1/4  12 1/2 12 3/4 13   13 1/2 14
    KNEE 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 1/4 9 3/4
    OPENING 6 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 3/4 6 7/8  7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 5/8 7 3/4
    INSEAM 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

     

    All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around. 

    SIZE 29 30

    Brave

    Star

    31

    32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42
    WAIST 16
    16 1/2 16 3/4 17 1/4 17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4 19 1/4 20 1/4 21 1/4 22 1/4
    F.RISE 10 1/4 10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12  12 1/2 13  13 1/2
    B.RISE 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 16  16 1/4 16 3/4 17 1/4 17 3/4
    Low Hip 18 18 1/2 19 3/4 20 1/4 20 3/4 21 1/4 21 3/4 22 1/4 23 1/4 23 3/4 24 1/4
    THIGH 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12 1/8 12 1/2 12 7/8 13 1/8 13 1/2 14 3/8 14 7/8 15 1/2
    KNEE 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10 1/2 10 3/4 11
    OPENING 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 1/4 8 3/8 8 1/2 8 5/8 8 3/4 9 1/4
    INSEAM 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 36 36 36 36 36 36