Also, ATTN ISC BUYERS / CONE MILLS UTILITY SHIRT FELLAS
I've seen lots of chatter about arm length and what not, feel free to DM me questions. Our production lead is out today in LA but I can see if I can get you all answers.
More importantly, I wanted to deliver care instructions:
FIRST OFF: Should you choose to wash or soak your shirt, please do so separate from all other garments!
Most of you know or have been commenting about this compared to raw jeans. Just like raw jeans, this shirt is highly saturated with indigo dye and the dye will run. In fact, in the words of our Southern-bred production manager, the shirt will "bleed like a stuck pig".
With that in mind, the best prep to get the most out of this beauty is as follows:
Soak overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water.
Transfer to another bucket of clean water, and let soak for another 8-12 hours.
Now, you’re ready to wash the shirt in the washing machine. Wash the shirt by itself in a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent.
NOTE: if you wash this shirt before rinsing excess dye out of it, the simultaneous run of the dye and friction during the wash cycle may cause the fabric to fade. You’ll be left with a splotchy, less-than-perfect shirt.
Happy Friday all,
Are the Cone Mills Utility Shirts supposed to shrink? My biggest issue with mine right now is that the measurements seem off. I bought a size 38 and it is larger than than what is spec'd on the website. The shirt I received has a body length of 29.5" inches and a sleeve length of 34.75 (or 25.5" from shoulder to cuff). This makes the shirt's length a good 1 to 1.5 inches longer than spec and also longer than any of the other TS shirts I own. It just seems way off unless this shirt is either A) cut wrong or B) intended to shrink.