A Quick Cone Mills Primer
In 2004, long-time American textile company Cone Mills came out of bankruptcy as the International Textile Group, signaling an impending end to US-based denim manufacturing. Sure enough, the White Oak mill in Greensboro, North Carolina ceased operations shortly thereafter, in 2017, after over 110 years of production.
Today, you can still buy new denim and denim products under the names "Cone Mills" and "White Oak", but don't be fooled. Anything still in production is made overseas, leveraging the brand name to sell a Chinese product.
But White Oak made a lot of denim, so there are still folks around the country holding on to rolls here and there, looking for the right opportunity to turn it into glorious, made-in-the-USA heritage-wear.
Enter Taylor Stitch.
The Long Haul Jacket
This iteration of Taylor Stitch's long haul jacket features 13oz, 100% cotton deadstock White Oak Cone Mills denim. In some ways, it's a piece of history. Like any good raw denim, the next part of this jacket's story will be the way you break it in.
Featuring all of Taylor Stitch's signature long haul jacket details - custom San Fransisco map print pocketing, zigzag reinforcements, and custom YKK hardware.
It'd be sacrilegious to send this denim overseas for construction. This one was woven, cut, sewn and manufactured in the USA.
There are a lot of denim jackets out there, but this one is pretty enough and has enough story behind it that even if you've already got one in your wardrobe, it's worth owning a second (or third...or...you know).
We love the selvedge detail running down the middle of the interior of the jacket, and the bright hardware and stitching contrast the dark indigo excellently, pairing well with rust or khaki pants.
- 13-oz. 100% cotton.
- Deadstock Cone Mills White Oak denim.
- Cuffs, front and back panels with selvage detailing.
- Two rounded patch pockets. Left pocket with pen slot.
- Front welt hand-warmer pockets.
- Two interior pockets at waist level.
- Custom SF map print pocketing.
- Zigzag reinforcement stitching on collar and front placket.
- Custom copper YKK doughnut buttons & rivets.
- Interior natural leather patch.
- Wash cold and tumble dry low.
- Made in USA.