March 02, 2016

Paper to Product: Men's Edition 251

Hold onto your hats, the month of March will feature a monsoon of pieces inspired by our two favorite colors, indigo and natural. From traditional Indian wax-resist batik prints to burly, speckled and seeded cotton canvas work pieces, this collection was a wonderful opportunity to experiment in design and patina.

To kick things off, we are introducing two new Cone Mills selvage Camp Pants. We created the Camp Pant working off our Chore Pant fit but removed the double knee. The result is a lighter weight utility pant with a smart, tailored fit.

One of the fabrics is from a cherished dead-stock lot that we have been holding onto for months. It is an 11.5-oz., heavily-seeded natural canvas woven with a subtle natural selvedge line on Cone Mill’s historic Draper shuttle looms. After a thorough pre-wash to soften and remove shrinkage, the fabric finishes at only 21” wide meaning it takes around 3 full yards of fabric to make a single pant. A true diamond in the rough, you’ll never find a natural canvas with this much character.

The second fabric is an 11-oz. 2x1 twill with a indigo cotton warp and a black polyester weft created from 100% post-consumer recycled food trays, also woven on Cone Draper shuttle looms. The marriage of recycled polyester thread and old shuttle looms is the result of Cone mills intense commitment to create sustainable textiles that have the integrity and character of traditional selvage denims.

Both fabrics are limited and carefully chosen to serve you well year-round.