Our IKE short cycle rinse in Cone's xx5 is just too good to pass up when offered in our Low Rise Slim, M5 fit. This style features some of the last selvedge yardage ever to run off the looms at Cone’s White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina, which shut its doors at the end of 2017.
The xx5 ‘IKE' in our M5 fit is a 12.5 oz. year-round homage to denim’s deep-rooted history in that we use a traditional Japanese replica-style thread theory, the Red Orange + Egyptian Topaz colored D-Core threads from A&E, and pair it with one of Cone's most iconic, and now ‘dead stock' denim. It’s a great combination and one that I feel best reflects my take on everything good about selvedge denim today. The jean itself was processed quickly in what we call a ‘short cycle rinse,’ which is to say that we wash it for just a few minutes and then air-dry via hanger. It’s as simple a rinse as you can do in a commercial laundry, but the Japanese have been doing it for years, and I absolutely love the hand feel and look. As I’ve said before, it took America to make a product as incredible as a selvedge 5 pocket blue jean, but Japan to fully understand and appreciate its place as ’the’ champion product of the 20th century. This is a neutral (slightly red) caste indigo warp + ecru weft with single needle sewing throughout, including clean finished French seams and a chunky chain stitch bottom waistband construction - just like the old days. Welcome to the land of the incredible fade, enjoy. -Scott Morrison
You’ll find Cone’s classic white + red selvedge ID prominently featured on the side seams, center back belt loop, right back pocket, coin pocket and single faced inside button fly. For everyone keeping track at home, we sewed this with skinny belt loops and 3x1’s back pocket #21.
12.5 oz. Raw Selvedge Denim from Cone Mills White Oak (USA), 2017
Selvedge ID: White + Red
Silver 3x1 Buttons from YKK (USA)
Red Orange + Egyptian Topaz Stitching with Signature Black Pocket Bags
A&E ‘D-Core’ Thread (Yarn Dyed Cotton Wrapped Over Nylon)
Proudly made in the USA
Style number: M5SL20005-IKE
Size & Fit
The M5 is our low rise fit and slimmest jean. Based off our best selling M3, we've lowered the front and back rise slightly, and slimmed the knee and leg opening just enough to give it some edge.
This pair of 3x1 jeans fits true to size.
Approximate measurements of a size 34:
9.75" front rise (including waistband)
13" back rise (including waistband)
24.25" thigh (1" below crotch)
14.5" leg opening
Shipping & Returns
3x1 denim offers complimentary domestic shipping on all orders. This item is returnable for a full refund within 14 days.