A Farewell to Cone Mills White Oak®

May 16, 2019

After 112 years in operation, Cone Mills White Oak® closed its doors in 2017, bringing an end to a long-standing partnership between Levi’s® and the North Carolina mill. Cone Mills was one of the last producers of American selvedge denim and had been supplying Levi’s® with its XX 501® selvedge denim since back when Woodrow Wilson was in office (1913, give or a take a few years).

 

To celebrate the end of an era, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing created two limited-edition pieces made from White Oak® denim: a 1955 Levi’s® 501® Jean and a 1953 Type II Trucker Jacket. Both styles feature six different Shrink-to-Fit fabrics recreated just for us by the mill. This is the first and the last time all six fabrics are included in a single garment — and in a limited run of 150 of each piece.

 

As an extra tribute, all White Oak® 501® Jeans and every White Oak® 1953 Type II Trucker Jacket will include a special commemorative box made out of white oak wood.

1953 Type II Trucker Jacket

1953 Type II Trucker Jacket

1953 Type II Trucker Jacket

The 1955 ® 501® Jean

 

You can find this limited-edition Levi’s® Vintage Clothing White Oak® collection at these select boutiques:

EUROPE

5 Newburgh St London

Royal Cheese

American Classics

Cultizm.com

Slam Jam

 

JAPAN

Osaka

Harajuku

 

KOREA

Garosugil

 

TAIWAN

J SHOP

 

UNITED STATES

Canoe Club

Unionmade

Opening Ceremony

Hudson’s Hill

 

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