Impossibly inky blue color, darkened by a jet black weft and dialed up with a touch of stretch for usability. This new discovery from Cone Mills is just as sweet when paired with our authentic workshirt style. It's also one of our best workshirt values. The Cone NavyXBlack Stretch Workshirt.
Discovering styles from Cone Mills that we haven't used before is a true reward. When the style has this much character, that's a true win. Inky and saturated is an understatement. A deep navy warp sits on top with a jet black weft. The weft darkens the look further to create a unique blue-black cast. It's just a beautiful color. In workshirt form it takes on a slightly more formal look which is a nice counter balance to the workshirts more rugged roots. A nicely starched surface and 10 ounce weight give it substance. Finally a bit of stretch makes this hefty shirt more wearable.
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.