yup. didn't mean it as a complaint as much as a psa. i got one of their tote things and will buy from them in the future.
yea i think i did notice that. it's nice, and not a dealbreaker. i just remember mauro at some point telling me he was thinking about a u-neck, but afaik that didn't end up happening.
That's another good caveat - Mauro's pretty hesitant about releasing stuff if he's not 100% happy with it, and he doesn't have a ton of purchasing power or infrastructure. As a result, sometimes things are delayed or fall through. With the u-necks, he said he wasn't happy with the initial sample, and it's possible he didn't have the bandwidth to redesign it. They may still come out at some point last I heard, but I don't know that there's a firm date attached to it.
There was another case where he was trying to get a specific fabric but for whatever reason wasn't able to secure as much of it as he needed to fill a set of pre-orders. He allowed everyone who ordered to either cancel for a refund or keep going with the revised fabric (basically the same thing, just a different color and pattern). Not a big deal, but less likely to happen with a larger organization with a higher cashflow that can make large purchases.
With the new intern, hopefully it'll cut down on customer service-related mix-ups.
They are celebrating "100 years of partnership with Cone Mills Denim in North Carolina", which doesn't seem to actually exist anymore, buy buying from the cone mills in China or Mexico, and then making them in USA.