Published October 26, 2012
Raleigh the Troops
Raleigh Denim Is in New York
That journey for the perfect pair of jeans never really ends.
But sometimes you find a really nice rest area...
Give a warm Yankee welcome to Raleigh Denim
, a funky maze of flawless denim by way of North
Carolina, now open in Nolita.
You may know the Raleigh folks—a husband-and-wife team. They hand-cut and sew these jeans. The kind that
until you beat them into submission—at which point they become the denim equivalent of a
loyal old Labrador. Just the best damn friend you could ask for. Anyway, this place is largely devoted to
It’s basically an
art installation where you’ll leave with pairs of tear-inducingly glorious pantaloons
clusters of paper airplanes are woven through skeletal tunnels of white piping. An ancient-looking sewing
machine sits atop a green oriental rug—that’s where your on-site hem adjustments will be done. That rack
holding both the natty collection of button-downs and the leather jacket you’ve been eyeing since you
walked in: yes, it is
As for the jeans, everything’s limited-run (and White Oak–milled, naturally), and they’ve got a
handful of washes and colors (yes, “jack-o’-lantern” is among them) to go along with the raw
Then, of course, there’s the jeans Ferris wheel. It’s an iron-ish wheel with small cars full of jeans.
Right behind the shirts.
You know, the jeans Ferris wheel.
211 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012