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The Official Raleigh Denim Thread

Apr 14, 2009 @ 15:28
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.
Apr 14, 2009 @ 15:28
I'd love for these to be my next denim purchase, support local business.
Apr 14, 2009 @ 22:39
pics arnt working for me
Apr 15, 2009 @ 04:30
Hard to tell without a model pic, but I have a feeling they know what they're doing.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 09:34
looks cheap
Apr 15, 2009 @ 12:43
yea, it doesn't look like a very heavy denim. But i'd be interested to feel how a lighter selvedge would wear.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 16:02
well for 275 you could get some more durable denim
by lookin at them they look so weak.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 18:21
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.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 18:45
Dunno if I like that back pocket design. Cool to see an american made selvedge being used though.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 19:45
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.
Apr 15, 2009 @ 21:07
Here is their official site Raleigh Denim

Sep 21, 2010 @ 00:30
This is very nice to see.I really want this kind of site.Thanks for sharing this.Thanks to you.
Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:01
Learned about them today and now need to got check out the newest offerings.

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