To me, Vans has always been the quintessential American company. They hung on to American labor for longer than just about anyone and the brand has always had a distinctly American vibe. Something that is also distinctly American is denim. From the 19th century invention of the blue jeans as a utility to the blending of work and street wear that has infiltrated all levels of fashion, denim has remained center stage. At a time when the historic American mills have all but shuttered, Vans has partnered with South Carolina’s Mt Vernon Mill to create a reimagined take on one of America’s classic fabrics: the hickory stripe.
Taking premium design elements from the ground up, Vault by Vans introduces an elevated update to Vans’ Pro-built Drill Chore Coat, constructed from the last remaining denim mill in the USA. Available in 100% cotton Hickory Stripe denim made in Trion, Georgia at Mount Vernon Mills, the heavy-duty coat is lined with cotton twill and features a custom Mount Vernon Mills label at interior chest welt pocket, a low-profile snap front placket with hidden zipper and dual entry patch pockets.
Complimenting the Drill Chore Coat in Hickory Stripe, Vans introduces the Provision Utility Pant, tote bag and striped jockey hat all in matching denim. In addition to the limited-edition apparel and accessories, Vans’ classic icons - the Era, Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On – are dressed and assembled with custom the Mount Vernon Mills fabrication.
The Vans Vault x Mt Vernon Mills Made in the USA Denim Hickory Stripe Collection is available now from Vault retailers around the globe. Pricing ranges from $38-150 USD.