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Cone Mills Denim Celebrates 110 Year Anniversary

Cone Mills has come a long ways since that first spool of bobbin thread came off the line in April of 1905. Just a decade later they began producing fabric for American denim giant Levi’s, and now their White Oak [...]

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NYC Market Week Spring Summer 16: MAN, Kingpins, and Blue in Green

Prepare your eyeballs for the final installment from this summer’s New York Market Week. We’ve already gone over what we saw at the Capsule and Liberty Fairs shows, not it’s time to finish it off. In this update we polish [...]

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Indigo Chore Coats – Five Plus One

Editor’s Note: We’ve put together many buying guides in the past, whether’s that’s jeans for summer or where to look on Etsy. That’s going to become a more regular feature with our new weekly installment of Five Plus One, [...]

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Fade of the Day – rag & bone RB15X (2.5 Years, 0 Washes, Unknown Soaks)

Here to help you through hump day are Victor Garrison‘s pair of rag & bone RB15X jeans. He achieved those whiskers over a period of 2.5 years with plenty of soaks but no washes. Surprisingly there are no rips, tears, or holes on [...]

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Fade of the Day – Left Field NYC Cone Mills 13oz. Greaser (15 Months, 2 Washes)

Today’s fades come all the way from Seoul, South Korea, where HoYoung Seo has worn these Left Field NYC Cone Mills 13oz. Greaser jeans for 15 months of work and life, resulting in some serious loss of indigo. And [...]

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Taylor Stitch 11 Oz. Cone Mills Natural Selvedge Denim

As the warmer months take over, clothes become lighter in weight and in colors. And to prepare for the season, Taylor Stitch will be making a pair of jeans that fulfills both of these aspects. Good news if you hate wearing [...]

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In Defense of Cone Mills – Hems and Haws

We’ve often taken editorial stances in the past, whether that’s on Kickstarter, vintage clothing, or the

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Roy Denim RT1002 Tapered Modified Jeans

Roy fans rejoice, for Self Edge is set to release a new model of the eponymous jean today. This time it uses the same meticulously engineered denim that was used for the previous pair of jeans, the Big Bro Round Two. The [...]

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Levi’s Launches Selvedge Made In USA Collection

To commemorate 100 years with Cone Mills, America’s original denim maker, Levi’s recently launched their Made in USA collection using all selvedge denim. They’ve begun with their classic 501 Shrink-to-Fit jean in both men’s and women’s as well as their Sawtooth Denim Western Shirt. [...]

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Ruell and Ray Spence Slim Cone Mills 12oz Selvedge Denim

Following their collaboration with SoCal denim purveyors, Snake Oil Provisions, Georgia-based brand Ruell & Ray have recently released their Spence Slim jean with some tweaks. They’ve made some updates to their Spence slim fit and have given it more room in the thighs while slimming it [...]

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