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April 14, 2009 @ 03:28 PM
dannyshred

Post: 1080

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: NC

Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko began Raleigh Denim a year and a half ago with an enviable hometown advantage: Raleigh, N.C., the line's namesake and base of operations, is a stone's throw from Cone Denim Mills, the U.S.'s premier denim manufacturer. Using Cone's lightweight selvage, the Lytvinenkos make their understated but meticulously detailed jeans by hand. The back pockets are over-stitched and the front ones are slanted, not curved. The material's sulfur wash gives the raw denim a natural luster and, when it breaks in, a greenish hue. The result: the first pair of jeans to come my way in a long time that I felt compelled to buy for myself.

The story isn't all rosy: The Lytvinenkos' denim has been discontinued by Cone, but they've got enough for a significant run for fall. "Hopefully, we'll get a big enough order that we'll be able to develop and produce it ourselves," Sarah said. With Barneys picking up the collection exclusively for its NYC and L.A. flagships—and expanding it to eight more stores next season—somehow I don't think that will be a problem.
$275, available at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., NYC, and 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif., barneys.com




Pics fixed.
April 14, 2009 @ 03:28 PM
dannyshred

Post: 1080

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: NC

I'd love for these to be my next denim purchase, support local business.
April 14, 2009 @ 10:39 PM
Joe_

Post: 2742

Join Date: Apr 2007

Location: Australia

pics arnt working for me
April 15, 2009 @ 04:30 AM
Eugene K.

Post: 808

Join Date: Dec 2006

Location: Hong Kong

Hard to tell without a model pic, but I have a feeling they know what they're doing.
April 15, 2009 @ 09:34 AM
CHEEP

Post: 4164

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: 904

looks cheap
April 15, 2009 @ 12:43 PM
dannyshred

Post: 1080

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: NC

yea, it doesn't look like a very heavy denim. But i'd be interested to feel how a lighter selvedge would wear.
April 15, 2009 @ 04:02 PM
F/22

Post: 2803

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: california

well for 275 you could get some more durable denim
by lookin at them they look so weak.
April 15, 2009 @ 06:21 PM
Podge

Post: 1959

Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: Brooklyn Muthafucka

models on barneys.com
keats - 285 - straight, grey stitching, zipfly, 10'rise, 33inseam, 16opening. double dye indigo
raleigh - 275 - straight, gold stitching, zipfly, 10'rise, 34inseam, 16opening. deep indigo
roscoe - 235 - straight, black stitching, zipfly, 10'rise, 34inseam,16opening. deep indigo

all are sanforized, sizing is true pretty much. stretch in wear, shrink when wash.
got this from them directly. seems interesting.

thats all i got.
April 15, 2009 @ 06:45 PM
Hobbes.

Post: 694

Join Date: Feb 2009

Location: Abq, NM

Dunno if I like that back pocket design. Cool to see an american made selvedge being used though.
April 15, 2009 @ 07:45 PM
GOLDENi

Post: 4377

Join Date: Jan 2009

Location: Illinois

These jeans look nice. Doesn't look very heavy but seems interesting.
Liking the design of the back pockets though, its different.

Fit pics would be great. Huge price though.
April 15, 2009 @ 09:07 PM
dannyshred

Post: 1080

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: NC

Here is their official site Raleigh Denim

September 21, 2010 @ 12:30 AM
Timty

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Join Date: Sep 2010

This is very nice to see.I really want this kind of site.Thanks for sharing this.Thanks to you.
September 20, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
OddMenOut

Post: 45

Join Date: Sep 2011

Location: Global Citizens

Learned about them today and now need to got check out the newest offerings.

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