Raleigh Denim

The best part of a high school relationship is knowing that your love is so strong and real that nothing could ever tear it apart, except college, and other girls. Defying that logic in the name of sweet denim, Raleigh. Founded by a husband-and-wife duo who fell in love in high school, then kept that spark alive the traditional way (sewing jeans in their living room after college), RD uses local materials, traditional construction methods, and vintage sewing machines (no automated equipment) to handcraft their Fall collection of high-end, dark selvedge denim, before harshly speculating as to how fat class couple Chad and Morgan have gotten. Fresh styles for the season include the Elliot, a one-rinse Cone White Oak four-layer streak denim w/ button fly; and the Edmund, a Black Seed Pima cotton selvedge denim w/ longer fibers so the fabric is softer/stronger (like U.S. Egyptian cotton) over-dyed black with a sheen that has four distinct layers of wear, going from shiny black to flat black to blue to white -- much like a certain fallen pop star -- RIP, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. RD also sews up its Original, a rigid lighter weight 5-pocket, zip-fly raw denim w/ gold stitching treated in a sulfur dye so it wears in greenish-brown; and the Burke, a dark rust-tinted straight cut denim w/ crosshatched back pocket stitching and an X-ray of a hip joint printed on the inside, because they know you love boning! In the near future (Octoberish), RD is cooking up even more new styles like the Wilkes, a 10-inch front rise w/ zip fly and tailored beltloops, and the Lincoln, a button-fly denim dyed with more sulfur for a greyish appearance, closely resembling the color on your face when you went to visit Ashley, and saw that crude drawing a sophomore lax player left on her whiteboard.