September 02, 2015

Paper To Product: Edition 222

The first week of the moto collection was inspired by an incredible whiskey leather cafe racer style jacket produced by Golden Bear in 1973. Still paying homage to vintage moto style, this week we add depth to the collection with two classic, rugged styles well suited for everyday wear.

The triple needle moto utility shirt is a piece built especially for the detail-oriented vintage aficionados of the world. From sourcing to production, this shirt incorporates the best of the best traditional practices. This burly and heavily textured 9 oz. twill was custom milled using thick but soft twisted yarns by Portugal’s most famous flannel producer. Portugal has always held the standard for flannel and was where America’s most famous outdoor outfitters sourced their earliest fabrics that they built their reputation on. Acknowledging early American work wear manufacturing practices, the shirt itself is constructed with triple needle chain stitched seams. The tails of the shirt are reinforced with side-gussets and the triple needle stitch affixing them is left un-clipped to produce the small but cherished detail known as chain stitch runoff. The pockets are bar-tacked at stress points, and the Japanese made Urea cat’s eye buttons as well as the button holes are sewn with lock-stitch construction.

The double knee moto jeans incorporates cutting edge fiber technology executed by Cone Mills, America’s longest running denim mill. In a separate feature yesterday, we wrote a more in-depth piece about the history behind Twaron, the ballistic grade synthetic fiber that has been incorporated into this 12.5 oz denim. Twaron, a Japanese made synthetic fiber with properties comparable to the Dupont-branded material Kevlar, is twisted with nylon and indigo cotton yarns to create the “warp”, or outward facing side of the denim. The weft of the denim is woven with a much stronger yarn that incorporates cotton tightly wrapped around a polyester core – in addition to adding strength, this yarn give the denim a touch of stretch for comfort and greater range of movement. We then sewed this remarkable denim up in our Good Acre chore pant style that combines a durable double knee construction with our signature modern tailored work fit. The end result is a pair of jeans that will wear harder than traditional heavyweight denim and afford a greater comfort and range of motion you will appreciate the moment you start wearing them.