What would you say is the (almost) unanimous article of clothing a person can search for, but never find? Our Men’s department started carrying the brand Raleigh Denim about a year ago with this exact question in mind. Made in Raleigh, North Carolina, these jeans aren’t made to fit the perfect person, the intent is to fit every person perfectly.
Founded by Victor and Sarah Lytvinenkos, Raleigh Denim was established out of necessity. Victor (a semi-pro soccer player at the time) needed a replacement for a style bought in Europe that were falling apart. After purchasing a vintage sewing machine off of craigslist, Victor decided he would construct a pair on his own. Fitting each style to themselves and friends, a pair of Raleigh jeans are constructed with their consumer in mind. Now, over five years later, the Lytvinenkos’ company employs thirty people, producing up to 300 pairs of jeans each week. It’s quality over quantity at Raleigh Denim; each pair is numbered, branded, and produced in the North Carolina warehouse and retail space.
We carry two styles; the Nash and Jones. Both are made of the raw denim, sourced from the White Oak Cone Mills; which are noted as being one of the United States oldest cotton mills. The company’s denim is specially made, not mass produced or distributed. The hand finished selvage denim allows each pair to be unique to its owner; creasing, softening and basically marking your day-to-day with how you wear your jeans.
The Nash is a straighter more classic fit, while the Jones is a thinner more modern or fashion cut. Both priced a $285, they’re an investment, but worth it because they’ll only get better with age! If you haven’t already, come in and try on these jeans. You never know, they could be the perfection you’ve been searching for.