A vintage military inspired fabric from one of the greatest American denim mills treated to our authentic workshirt style. This is the new Cone ArmyXGrey Workshirt.
While we admired Cone Mills for it's classic raw selvedge styles (now all deadstock), some of the more experimental fabrics were always special discoveries. This is one example. It starts with a color combination we've never seen from Cone, or any other mill yet. The warp is a vintage deep army green, the weft a metallic grey. The surface is deeply saturated with a true old-school military vibe. Starchy and substantial this workshirt has a truly rugged feel. It's an ideal canvas to put your unique wear-in onto. Best of all, the color is a perfect match with denim in either raw or blown-out form.
There are a number of construction details that define our workshirt. The first is ample triple needle work with a classic chain stitch runoff. Triple needle is a specialized stitch not found on a standard button downs and that serves as the heart of any good work shirt. Ours gets triple need flat felled yoke and side seams with chain stitched bottoms. We also allow the side seam chain stitch to “runoff” the end giving you three chain stitch ends on each side. We bar tack to ensure the runoff can’t compromise the security of the side seam. The second detail is double chest pockets. We keep ours a bit cleaner, without flaps, but use button closures and double bar tacks in each corner for added strength. The left chest pocket gets the addition of a small pen slot. The third detail is side hem gussets. It’s a small functional element and looks absolutely great. Finally, we love the chin strap. Ours is small enough to be tasteful while still reminding you of the work wear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. Overall, this is one of our most intricately constructed garments and one of the most costly to produce.
Our workshirts will be available in our Classic and Slim fits.