A newly discovered style from Cone Mills with a totally fresh composition gets paired with our intricately constructed Workshirt style. This is the Cone WhiteXGrey Workshirt.
We've recently hit on a some very cool styles from Cone Mills. They're different that the standard dark indigo selvedge denim. They use warp and weft colors to create completely new looks while retaining a fundamentally rugged personality. Today we have a truly sweet version. The start is a solid 8.5 ounce base weight that gets nicely starched. It feels tough and raw and makes for a strong workshirt. Warp and weft are the true stars. The warp is white, the weft grey. The combination is really what makes this style. The bright white gets a toned down by a subtle grey shadow that seems to float beneath it. It takes on an almost grey-cream color on the surface. Just plain different than anything we've seen. It makes for an ideal companion for our rugged workshirt style and we can't wait to put some serious wear into this one to see how it evolves. Get started on yours.
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. On our selvedge styles we incorporate the selvedge on the bottom. 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. They’re a deep navy shade with a slightly domed top and two holes for securing. 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. The main differences in details between our workshirts and our other shirting come down to construction - no back box pleat, and differently shaped side scoops. The Slim fit has a more tailored body as compared to our Classic fit. Chest and waist come in to provide a more fitted option. Details are in our fit guide now.