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Massdrop x Raleigh Denim Jones Slim

Massdrop x Raleigh Denim Jones Slim

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Truly a dynamic duo, Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko, have been making blue jeans for over a decade in America’s terra sagrada of indigo twill, North Carolina. What few people know is that self taught Victor and Sarah, not only design the jeans, but they actually build & rebuild their machinery, hand-grade + cut & sew their 5 pocket pants themselves. They are as deep as the craft comes. We turned to them for our latest denim collaboration.
Sarah and Victor, are self-taught jean-smiths and early on as they faced challenges they turned to the current & ex-factory workers in the surrounding counties in the hills of North Carolina and Kentucky to impart the expertise that they had learned from working in America’s glory days of denim factories. The machinery they have refurbished is rescued from these same denim workers and for some magical reason jeans built on machinery that last last as well.
The jeans are built in downtown Raleigh by Raleigh Denim’s 10 sewer workshop. Raleigh is one of only a handful in the US to run their own production. Their sewing and construction is tough to equal and super excited to offer this product to our community.
A couple things to mention for the big and tall - Raleigh does offer Sizes 35 + 40 and all their jeans are 35” inseams.
john.webb
Congrats to you, and to Victor + Sarah! Excited to see you guys here! :)
Sorry about yet another sizing question but just realised the drop is ending soon and I don’t have any measuring tape with me and it’s midnight already! I wear a 32 Uniqlo Slim Stretch Selvedge (or something like that). What size should I be looking at for these? Thank you!
Very excited to see this drop. My first pair of selvedge jeans was a pair of Raleigh Cone mills denim Jones. They are still my most comfortable and favorite pair. They are breaking in very nicely with great fade lines. Looking forward to this lighter shade.
what is the proper way to take care of these jeans?
nathesh
also I wear a size 32, would that sufficient? rather my question what should be my size?
nathesh
Measure your actual jeans.
I own a pair of their jeans made of "White Oak Cone" denim. No idea what model because I bought them at Goodwill for $6. No joke. They seemed unworn. I machine wash and dry them with all my other clothes, and they're fine. Although I'm the last guy on earth who would pay $100 or more for jeans, I will say they're very soft and that they actually don't seem to have faded, which to me is a plus. They kinda look like linen. Red stitching. They're about 3 inches too long, but I may have them hemmed. Knowing what you guys will pay, maybe I should put 'em on eBay!
If only these were available in 17oz or heavier...
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nuff said - thanks. Hope we have something for you in the future.
john.webb
Cheers, the craftsmanship looks outstanding!
I dont know my measurements. Can someone help recommend me how to correctly size myself without going to a tailor? I wear a size 33 jean for most last retailers (GAP, Banana Republic, American Eagle).
bhom
Take your favorite jeans and measure them against the size chart for this drop. My feeling is they will probably be around a 33 for the RD's or a little bigger (from break-in). Please ket me know how it goes.
Wow this is awesome! So excited for this collaboration. I actually walked into their factory store in downtown Raleigh wearing my first pair of raw denim from Massdrop. I would seriously consider getting these if I hadn't already purchased a pair from them recently. I REALLY hope this does well and is available again sometime in the future! So surprised to see the teamup with Massdrop but it is a welcome one!!
I am a Denim lover. I want to be sure i purchase the right fit. Everyone out there seams to fit very different. Typically i am a 37 -38 waist , so what should i order in these denims? I fit a Gustin 38 in SLIM, a previous brand sold by Massdrop RPM, the 38 waist was a little big. Thanks
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WestE
If these fit the same as my Raleigh Martins, I'd go 36. (I'm a 40 TTS waist, and my 38 Martins are awesome for me)
M635_Guy
Yehp - this is the same "top-block" (waist to mid thigh pattern) as Martin.
I hadn't seen the videos on Vimeo but just binge-watched them all, and all I can say is all the little fit touches they mention absolutely show up when you wear them. These fit eons better than any pair of jeans I own, and frankly they just feel better to wear than any other pair of pants I own. They get better and better too. Huge fan. I really prefer their slim taper fit (Martin), but at this price I might just get them tapered... In any case, highly recommended.
Any chance of inseam alterations?
Compassionator
Not within the drop - there are multiple chainstitch services online.
Sizing question: will these likely stretch as much, the same amount, or less than the Raleigh Denim Cone Mills Selvedge in similar weight? I typically see suggestions to got down 2in in the Cone Mills, but listing only suggests going down 1in here. Thanks for your thoughts!
JBrew
Same as the Raleigh Denim Cone White Oak Mills.
Damn you Americans and your vanity sizing. You shouldn't have to have a row for waist size in your fit guide. 33 should be 33 inches, not 35.... Own up you fatties...
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Neither Gustin nor Taylor Stitch use vanity sizing. Then again, all I care about is getting the actual measurements, so no problem here.
P_J_N
That just shows how much you know about us. In America we've all switched to elastic waistbands. When we're not wearing Snuggies, that is.
I'm not joining the drop but that's only because I'm fortunate enough to live near Raleigh and shop at their factory store. These jeans are amazing and I already own five pairs. Definitely worth it, especially at this price.
Would be interested but slim never fits me. Relaxed fit would be preferable
ravikath
Their slim taper (Martin) is an outstanding fit for me, and I'm not a small guy. This is a very similar pattern without the tapered leg of the Martin fit. I absolutely love my Raleigh Denim stuff - I've wound up with two pairs of their stretch 5-button jeans and loved my original pair of Martin Selvedge that I bought another pair so I had some White Oak waiting for me when my first pair gets knackered.
This is one heck of a deal on some great jeans. You can’t find these this cheap anywhere except second hand. If I didn’t just purchase a pair of Raleigh Denim raws a few days ago, I’d be all over this.
What, if any, might be the best way to preserve the deep indigo colour, given that the classical way is to wear jeans over 3,6, 12 months before first wash, so they break in and take on the classic personal wear charactoristics. If you want to keep the deep blue colour, to maintain a 'dressier' jean, is there a technique?
Wooster
@Wooster Look up "Vinegar Soaking Denim". Vinegar helps to set dyes.
Wooster
Raleigh Denim recommends a wash only every 6 months at most.
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a 30-dollar and 150-dollar pair of jeans?
Terodius
Well, it's a $250 pair of jeans being sold for $150, but in any case, they look it. You can definitely tell the quality difference in the material and stitching. They'll last a lifetime with proper care.
neverfox
I guess I'm just not the right target demographic for this product. I'd never spend a months rent on a pair of jeans. Yes, I pay close to 150/month rent but it's a small and shitty place.
Why not USA grown and made denim like their catalog jeans?
uncontop
@uncontop Raleigh does use a lot of Cone, but they also use Japanese and Italian denims regularly. Some Cone White Oak Denim (which is harder and harder to find since shuttering) came across our desks, but this Kaihara Selvage won out. It's a great weight, beautiful shade and so flannelly on the inside. Kaihara does a great job.
Great deal, particularly give the regular price. (Which, by the way, is on par to similar companies. I'm thinking of Detroit Denim, the most neaby comparable company to my location.) Notice, too that this price is closer to Gustin and Taylor Stitch. I like that they use "real" sizing. I wouldn't go so far as to call it "vanity sizing", but it's simply more realistic for the average build.
I would prefer the tapered work fit.
Oh, and please, please, please offer the option to pay a little extra for hemming. If that was offered for this drop, I'd be all over it.
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Yes. I would have to measure my unworn Gustin jeans to check for sure, but their sizing is fairly tight. I mainly wear a pair of the Okayama Standard, and they're great. They've stretched along with my waist a little and are still comfortable. (lol)
But yeah, from what I can tell, a pair of these in 35 would be perfectly fine.
You can mail them to Raleigh and they will hem and chainstitch them and send them back to you.
Like the cut of these (aside from calling them slim when really not all that slim) and they look well made. Unlike the N&F collabs, looks like the front pockets are actually useable. Just wish they were 16-21oz but I realize 11-14oz is easier to sell to the masses.
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34-34.5" waist (actual size. not vanity sized)
BBJones
So realistically, a pair of the Gustin Japan 21 jeans should be comfortable for you. They don't measure sizing from the interior of the fabric, meaning that heavier weight garments tend to measure smaller. Let me get them out of the vacuum bag. I've not worn them since purchasing in May of 2016. Michigan winters can be harsh, but my office is typically on the warm side.
@john.webb Presumably these are Sanforized, right? Could that be added to the overview page?
bman52
@bman52 Great catch. We'll update page. Selling STF would be tough!
Those pockets are super neat. I am not the biggest fan of having buttons where there is usually a zipper, having buttons there is really bulky
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Oooo. Teasers
erickong
It's really not, and even the small amount this sanforized denim can shrink would warp the zipper, which would be far worse. Raleigh Denim's pattern keeps the buttons unobtrusive to you.
As a long time supporter and owner of several Raleigh Denim products (and also a resident of Raleigh, NC), I'm so excited for Victor and Sarah to be partnering up with Massdrop! My Raleigh jeans are tops in quality of all the denim I own, and I can't speak high enough praise for their offerings. Good luck to RDW in getting their work out to a new audience.