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Taylor Stitch Gives Long-Lost Cone Mills “Corduroy” a Second Chance at Life


You probably know Cone Mills for their denim. But, did you know that they make some beautiful corduroy? Taylor Stitch learned this after digging through Cone Mills’ White Oak archives to find a fabric that was too irresistible not to reproduce.

Using Taylor Stitch’s signature button-down shirt, The Jack, as the mold, that long-lost fabric has been revived and replicated into the glory of its former days—an all-cotton weave weighing in at a year-round weight of 6.2oz. The “cord” achieves its appearance by alternating a plain weave and a twill, resulting in a fabric that’s at once familiar and unique. Originally brought back in a natural colorway, these Jacks are dyed into two gorgeous (and limited) colors: Tobacco and Olive.

They’re then put together in California with features like single-needle construction, natural buttons, a shorter length for untucking, and a modern, tailored fit. But with all those details, these Jack Shirts won’t mean jack squat if you’re not able to grab one for yourself.

The Jack in Cone Mills Corded Tobacco and The Jack in Cone Mills Corded Olive are available at Taylor Stitch for $125.

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