From the hands that brought North Carolina heritage menswear shop Hudson’s Hill to life comes a new and exciting venture into the world of production. That’s right folks, Greensboro’s own Evan Morrison has just announced the first series of releases from Proximity Manufacturing Company, and gave us the lowdown on how it all came to be.
Back in 2015, Evan was approached by two partners looking to start a company centered around Greensboro’s rich history in the textile industry, looking to produce clothes that were not only historically inspired, but that could also tell a story. Greensboro is the longtime home of the Cone Mills White Oak Plant, and the town’s roots run deep in the greater American clothing manufacturing picture. After exhaustive sourcing research yielded all the right fabrics and materials, it was decided to have the first run of shirts be produced by none other than the master of cut and sew, Michael Masterson, while the company secures plans to open their own production facility later in the year.
Proximity’s first few releases are packed with subtle detailing and focus equal attention on function, fit and aesthetics. The collection consists of a whopping 11 different button down shirts, with options ranging from plaids to chambrays, as well as a series of baseball caps rocking the felt letter “P” on the front. Also included in this drop are several shirts constructed from found deadstock fabrics, including a handsome plaid woven by Cone Mills back in the 1970s.
If this release says anything about the level of commitment of this company, it would be saying to stay within proximity of Proximity in the near future.
Available for $50-$290 at Proximity Manufacturing Company.