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Cone Denim: Behind the Scenes



—01. A conversation with Bud Strickland.


Aaron Kurtz and photographer Farhad Samari have put together a video showcasing a behind the scenes look at their trip to the Cone Mills facility in North Carloina. The visuals and conversation with Product Development Director Bud Strickland provide further insight into the iconic American company, building on the feature that appeared in our eighth issue.

Aaron Kurtz
Farhad Samari

Reader Comments (8)

I dont wear ANYTHING other than cone mills rigid LVC 'made in USA' 501's!.No exaggeration.The fact that they dont make a 33/33 is a complete PITA though.
August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
I'll take ROY jeans made with Cone Mills denim over LVC offerings any day of the week, AND I'll pay $100 more because they're expertly made by one man.
August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPK
Pk ----Just looked at the ROY jeans.For my own taste i much prefer the LVC 501's,which i think look like proper classsic jeans.
August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
rather have some japanese denim
August 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjt young
I'm an Englishman and therefore don't wear jeans.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
I'm an Englishman too Brian-----and i only wear LVC 1947 STF jeans.A classic that works with anything.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
I was going to say when you write "501", there are several cuts to choose from depending on the year. ROY offers two cuts-- a narrow and regular fit. I've always found his narrow to be closer to the 47, except for the rise. If you've ever owned both, as I have, there is no question as to superior quality and construction. But ROYs aren't for everybody.
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPK
The looms, the attention to detail. Ordinary people creating art. An exceptional story.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjackeddy

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