Denim. The ubiquitous staple, originally a favorite of the working-man, was launched into proliferation by the American post-war baby boom. As models for textile creation shifted, the small-scale (slower) shuttle looms that crafted the beautiful imprecision of classic selvedge denim were pawned off to a recovering Japan. Faster, mass-market projectile looms gained favor amongst American […]
Mass production has long meant mass-indifference, as we’re generally left to fit generic, modular objects into the fine contours of our lives. But we run the opposite direction, and so are always happy to find headstrong, do-it-your-own-way types in blazing a better path where none existed before. Alex Mill is just such a company. Founded […]
Your pictorial guide to a proper, stylish, adventurous and perhaps dangerous summer. Check the full Board, up over at Secret Forts Friday.
Kramer put it best, “…they just need to be broken in a little.” If you’re looking to start work on a new pair of jeans, there’s no better time like spring. Use the time you have before it gets crazy hot to break them in and then just as it starts really heating up, go […]
Raleigh Denim was founded by Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko in Raleigh, North Carolina, just over 100 miles from our front door. Together, the two look close to home for the sourcing of their US-made denim brand. With Cone Denim Mills right in their backyard, Victor and Sarah have access to denim from one of America’s […]
Let’s start off by making it clear that I’m not a denim head. However, I’ve grown more and more appreciative of a well broken in pair of jeans. When you see a pair that’s worn in right, there’s really nothing like it. That being said, it has been nearly a year since I got my […]
Jeans in Rotation will take a closer look at what our friends in the industry are wearing on a daily basis. Although we might have 10 pairs of pants, it’s really about the two or three pair that actually get put on each morning. We’ll start with our good friend Karl Thoennessen, owner and founder of […]
A few weeks ago, our good friends Daniel Cummings and Matt Baldwin made the trip in from Kansas City to introduce an exclusive pant to Need Supply Co. Along the way, we sat down with the minds behind Baldwin Denim to discuss the trade, hard work, risks, sustainable mind set, and most of all, the […]
Denim. Where would we be without it? A staple piece, a statement piece, and everything in between. Once the weather cools down, it’s the first thing we put on and the last thing we take off. Recently, WhoWhatWear made a video love letter to this cotton standout and it’s got us rooting for fall. Take a peek, get some outfit […]
Imogene + Willie, lead by Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, is based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Named for Carrie’s maternal grandparents, Imogene + Willie jeans are constructed with love, by hand, from historical Cone Mills denim. You may have heard these two names before, as Imogene + Willie have a loyal fan following both in and […]
Ruell & Ray’s devotion to local and quality-driven manufacturing allows one to sit comfortably with both pants and morals. Ashley James’ core values lie in the ability to provide individuality by resurrecting deadstock fabrics from around the world to provide you with handmade jeans constructed with only the most rare materials that will never see […]
When it comes to denim, there’s a big difference between summer and winter. Humans’s move, especially in the summer. And when human’s move, humans tend to perspire (go figure). One of our go to pairs of jeans for the warmer months of the year is the 10.5 ounce Wilson Trouser from Raleigh Denim. This particular […]
A few weekends ago, we started off our Meet The Maker series with Billy Moore of Cause and Effect and Ashley James of Ruell and Ray. Billy and Ashley made an in-store appearance and demonstrated their craft and knowledge to anyone who cared to see. Over the course of the weekend, we took Billy down to […]
CourtShop was founded in 2010 in downtown NYC by Nicole Tondre and Lisa Fuller. The line focuses on high waisted styles in clean, classic washes, and highlights the importance of fit. We’re huge fans of the fits-like-a-glove denim, and we’ve teamed up with the CourtShop girls to bring you an exclusive collaboration debuting late next […]
A little over four months ago we got in the Rogue Territory Stantons and immediately had to put them to the test. Four months later, after hiking, camping, parties, spills, thrills and coffee stains, we’d like to share with you how they’ve come along. There was an absolutely necessary dry-clean that they received around 3 […]
A couple of weeks ago our good friend Victor of Raleigh Denim drove a few hours north to see us here in Richmond and introduce the women’s line of RD. The women’s line continues with the same mission and integrity of Raleigh Denim. Jeans made by hand, sewn with traditional machines, made with local White Oak Cone […]
If you didn’t make it out to our Raleigh Denim party last night, you missed some great jeans, great food, great music and of course great company! The BBQ was flowing, the live music was pumping, and Victor introduced us to the new women’s line from Raleigh (Look for it in store soon!). Luckily our friend Cameron […]
They’re a brand that we and hundreds of others have fallen in love with. Denim that is produced in the USA and made in the USA, by hand, one pair at a time. You can tell the difference when you put them on and when you’re not ready to take them off. Each pair is […]
With summer heading into fall, it’s either time to put your current pair of jeans in the freezer, dry clean them, or give them a brief break – let some of that sweat dry out. While you’re waiting, it’s the perfect time to start looking around for your next pair of jeans that the colder […]
I had always wanted a good pair of canvas pants. They seem like the best thing ever when fall heads into winter. Most of the ones that I had seen or tried were mean for the job site, with all good reason. The fit was roomier and simply not what I was looking for. Then […]
We’ve just collaborated with our good friends at Tellason denim, creating a limited 24 run of jeans exclusively for Need Supply Co. Tellason jeans are made in the USA using 14 oz. selvage from White Oak Cone Mills in Greensboro, NC. Tellason also uses Tanner Dry Goods leather in their manufacturing, creating a pair of […]
The Richmond Times Dispatch came in the shop the other day for a quick rundown on how to buy denim. We let Holly run the show.
Nearly a year ago, I bought my first pair of Raleigh Denim jeans, right when they hit the shelves of the store. My plan was for them to slowly replace my first pair of raw denim jeans, the ones that I have had for nearly 7 months, the ones that I had already ripped holes […]
You love Rag & Bone , we know. And now we have them in a refreshing new color perfect for the summer, mint. They feature the classic 5 pocket styling, zip fly, tonal stitching, and a mid rise. So relax, fix yourself a Mojito and enjoy the summer in style.
You’ve seen what Raleigh Denim can do with denim, now transfer that same mindset into beautiful raw canvas. The Jones Raw Canvas is handcrafted and sourced in North Carolina with 13.5 oz. White Cone canvas. Each pair is hand signed and individually numbered. Features regular fit with straight leg, mid rise styling, and made with […]
We just got in a few limited pairs of Momotaro Vintage Label 15.7oz jeans. How thick is 15.7 ounces? Pretty damn thick. These guys are made of un-sanforized raw Darkest Indigo Blue Denim. They’re shrink to fit, with a soft and comfortable fit. Vintage series is sewn with 0s yarn (thickest type), and has no decoration […]
We’ve become really fond of the FREE/MAN blog for some time now. One thing in particular they’ve done is given attention where it’s needed most, such as a two part interview with Raleigh Denim co-founder Victor Lytvinenko. Click for the continuation.
We’re denim people. We always have been and we always will be. There will be an eternal passion about the material that owns a spot in our hearts. We’ve tried them all on, sizes too big for us and sizes too small. Fits too loose and fits too big. Every cut, every weight, and we’ve […]
We’re teaming up again with our longtime friends over at Selectism, offering all the gents out there one hell of a gift pack. What you find in this pack is a nod to American made goods. We start it off with a pair of Raleigh Nash Straight Cut Denim: “Handcrafted and sourced in North Carolina. Made from […]
Style Forum just caught up with Denver based Kicking Mule Workshop (KMW) who’ve been laying low for a while but making a strong comeback recently. With high attention to detail and handmade quality, this is denim that you should kee your eye on. Click here to read the interview with Styleforum co-head founder Fok Yan […]
The good people over at FREE/MAN just posted Part 1 of an interview with Victor Lytinvenko, co-founder of Raleigh Denim. “We were extremely lucky to have recently spoken with Victor Lytinvenko who took some time from his frenzied schedule to speak with both myself and Darian. Our initial brief chat quickly evolved into an in […]
We just want to give a big shout out to our good friends Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim for recently opening their new store in North Carolina. The new store is located at 319 West Martin Street in Raleigh. If you’re in the area, you should really go check it out, especially that […]
Did you know that in a standard manufacturing process, producing one pair of jeans can use up to eleven gallons of water? Well Levi’s decided that they could do something about this whole process by creating their Water<Less Collection. This new line of denim will reduce their use of water by 96% and will be […]
Our shelves have held the denim of Atelier de Production et de Création (A.P.C.). for some time now. This minimalist, cult favorite has brought consumers across the globe a love and appreciations for all things well made and simply designed. Interview Magazine’s Fraser Cooke caught up recently with Jean Touitou for a great explanation of […]
The good people over at The Selvedge Yard just posted some great throwbacks of good ol’ boys in denim. If this doesn’t make you love the fabric even more then you might need to do some personal investing. Click for the continuation.
If you’re looking for a good way to kill some time and step your denim knowledge up, check out the blog from our good friends at Tellason. Filled with history, facts, inspirations, collaborations and ideas. Great minds at work here.
Put This On – is a wonderful new web series about dressing like a grownup. The series follows Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor as they travel across the country re-discovering some of this countries age old methods of making timeless clothing. Their first webisode take a peak at one of our favorite materials, denim. Click […]
Hemming, not the most exciting thing in the world, yet a basic skill that anyone who desires to work a thread and needle (or in this case a sewing machine) should know. But when that expensive pair of jeans you just bought is too long for you, the simple solution of hemming them is like […]
Here’s a pair of Raleigh Denim’s Lincoln Thin Cut Raw after 5 months of wear and 1 wash. Click for the continuation.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, we’re a bit in love with denim. The history of it, the feel of it, the story behind it and how it truly becomes yours over time. As you probably know, it’s not just any denim that becomes “yours” over time, is a very specific type. It’s the […]
Who tests denim at just 2 weeks in? We do. To us, initial reaction is one thing, but when it comes to denim, our goal is to stretch them out in the first two weeks so that those remaining five and a half months feel great. We’re stoked about getting Raleigh Denim in the shop […]
Need Supply Co. just won first place in Richmond Magazine’s category for Best Designer Denim Selection. “In 14 years of business, Need Supply Co. has won the allegiance of shoppers from Richmond to the Ukraine (no joke) with more than 200 denim varieties for both men and women. Owner Chris Bossola says the women always […]
Just got in this great video that showcases one of our favorite new denim companies, North Carolina’s own, Raleigh Denim. The video really gives you a look at the entire story of the company and their true patronage to the roots and heritage of the garment industry in North Carolina. It’s one of those videos […]
You know, I think some girls could actually pull these off and look good in them. Brazilian footwear label Melissa has teamed up with many designers in the past – Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and even world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Well now they have joined forces with Italian architect Gaetano Pesce to create […]
Well, it happened. I noticed it yesterday evening after my bike ride home. My 8-month old A.P.C.’s had gotten their first tear. Click for the continuation.
On July 4th of this year, Levis Strauss & Co. opened their flagship store in San Francisco. The Tailor Shop is truly a one-of-a-kind retail location where customization and special goods are plenty. The shop is not your standard retail box. Click for the continuation.
I first heard about Raleigh Denim from my buddy Britt who worked there a few years ago as an intern. He worked mainly with their advertising but when orders got backed up, and they got backed up quickly, he had no choice but to learn how to construct a pair of jeans himself to keep […]
A.P.C. just gave us a little taste of their 2010 Fall/Winter line up. Click to see what you can expect.
Back in 2008, denim God, Carl Chiara, design director LEVI’S CAPITAL E and RED COLLECTIONS got a little spotlight in GQ Magazine. We were looking through some old magazines and found it. Click to read more.
The American workforce, circa 1940 began to divide into two types of working classes: Blue-collar workers and white-collar workers. The blue-collars were what kept America running, they were the working class. Pure manual labor, which many of you today have never even seen. Hourly wage, short lunch breaks and dirt under your nails. White-collar workers […]