Cone Mills’ White Oak plant may be gone, but their denim lives on in prime examples like this Taylor Stitch Cone Mills ‘68 Long Haul trucker jacket. Yep, that’s right, today’s Fade of the Day isn’t just a tribute to Nathan Perez-Yi’s quality collection of fades, but to the US’ last selvedge denim mill as well.
Hailing from Long Beach, California, Nathan’s been donning this jacket every day since he bought it almost two years ago, and – somewhat controversially – has been washing it every single week! Nathan is either a stickler for cleanliness or really gets his hands dirty during that seven days. Anyway, what we love about this piece is the even indigo loss, faded elbows and crisp honeycombed sleeves, not to mention the deep color that remains on the under-collar area.
As for repairs, well, it’s so far, so good for Nathan – he’s had a total of zero patch-ups to date and the jacket is still looking A-OK for now!
Taylor Stitch Cone Mills ’68 Long Haul Denim Jacket
- Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
- Fabric weight: 13.5 oz.
- Fabric source: USA (Cone Mills White Oak)
- Made in: USA
- Additional Details:
- Hand warmer pockets
- Available at: Taylor Stitch Japan for 35,000 Japanese yen (~USD$327)