Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

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Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by jswing » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:05 am

They're shutting down their White Oak plant 12/31/17. The end of an era. Just thought I'd mention it for those into US denim, buy now before the current supply runs out. I just grabbed two pair, one from Williamsburg Garment and one from Taylor Stitch.

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Post by dukerules » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:07 am

It's sad. Gustin, Tellason, and many others have stocks, hopefully enough for years to come.

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Post by jswing » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:15 am

dukerules wrote:It's sad. Gustin, Tellason, and many others have stocks, hopefully enough for years to come.
I just backed the Gustin 1968 Selvedge. I had never looked at them before, but they're inexpensive and I really like that particular denim.

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Post by Chocodove » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:32 am

End of an era. I’m a bit of a raw denim snob and have always preferred Japanese since they tend to stretch a bit less, but Cone Mills was still good quality.

One of my students this semester interned at Williamsburg Garment. It was just her and the owner. I know the news of the factory closing hit him very hard.
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Post by fastward » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:07 pm

It’s an end of an era. Cone Mills made nice denim, but the mills in Japan have really taken it to the next level.

Not enough interest in US made denim, let alone US made selvedge denim.

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Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Will I still be able to get Made in the USA Danny Dukes?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:14 pm

Sure. Ben has enough for 10 lifetime's worth.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:43 pm

You guys lost me at selvedge. Google here I come.
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 pm

Is that high end denim actually comfortable? It looks so stiff and abrasive.
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Post by jswing » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:52 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Is that high end denim actually comfortable? It looks so stiff and abrasive.
I wash mine, so yes, once it's broken in it's comfortable. Once you've worn a well made pair of jeans made from good denim, wearing mall jeans is like wearing a mall watch if you're a watch guy. And contrary to popular belief, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg. I just ordered 3 pairs of American made jeans for less than what we'd pay for a Seiko beater without blinking an eye.
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Post by fastward » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:23 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Is that high end denim actually comfortable? It looks so stiff and abrasive.
Raw denim takes time and the heavier the longer.

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Re: Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by fastward » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:27 am

jswing wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:52 am
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Is that high end denim actually comfortable? It looks so stiff and abrasive.
I wash mine, so yes, once it's broken in it's comfortable. Once you've worn a well made pair of jeans made from good denim, wearing mall jeans is like wearing a mall watch if you're a watch guy. And contrary to popular belief, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg. I just ordered 3 pairs of American made jeans for less than what we'd pay for a Seiko beater without blinking an eye.
Made in the USA is becoming more and more difficult. Taylor Stitch and a few other manufacturers have started to move production overseas as well.

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Re: Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by CesarG » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:02 am

Quality Raw Denim is actually soft to the touch. It takes a few days to break in but once it’s formed to you then you’re set.

Sad about Cone Mills. My favorite going away. Japanese denim is nice but just doesn’t do it for me.

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Post by dukerules » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:08 am

Might need to stock up before cone denim prices go through the roof.

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Post by DoctorC » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:51 pm

Have one pair of cone mills denim. A pair of Raleigh raw denim. Seem to be breaking in nicely...
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Post by fastward » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:52 pm

There’s nostalgia around Cone denim, but it’s pretty uninspired and consistent IMO.
The only CM denim I have left is a pair of lightweight Tellason JGM.


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Re: Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by fastward » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Not sure of anyone read this.
With Cone Mills White Oak closing, not sure of its the chicken or the egg.
More US manufacturing moving overseas, so US made fabric isn’t needed.
http://well-spent.com/made-usa-brands-gone/

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Post by fastward » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:48 am

According to the guys at Tellason, they have enough fabric for 2018.

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Re: Cone Denim Mills shutting down US plant

Post by R@cerx » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:04 pm

Read about Cone closing several weeks ago. I’m actually surprised they lasted this long. I’m pretty easy on the few pairs I have, maybe I should get another pair of JGM’s while I still can.

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