Hat & Chair

Authenticity with Grit

Introducing Raleigh Denim

Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko launched Raleigh denim from their living room in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007. The husband and wife team, unsatisfied with all the denim world had to offer at the time, teamed up with Cone Denim Mill in nearby Greensboro, and started producing jeans on machinery and equipment from the 1940s, the parts for which no longer really exist, and often have to be “re-machined”.

Today, their “factory” consists of 12 sewers, each making five pairs of jeans per day. The denim Cone supplies them is the authentic, raw selvedge denim produced on original shuttle looms from the 30s, 40s and 50s. These looms, not unlike the equipment Victor and Sarah use, had fallen out of favor as well in the 60s and 70s. Today their demand is more robust than ever, thanks to the renewed interest in authentic selvedge denim.

We love this product- in fact, we had been looking for the right denim partner for Harrison Limited for over two years. “Our aesthetic is authentic with a little bit of grit,” says Sarah. We love that description and would add that these jeans are incredibly classic and hearty. With two fits, one that leans toward the trimmer side of fashion (Jones), but not too severe, and one that leans toward the relaxed side of fashion (Alexander) but is not too sloppy, Raleigh Denim showcases exemplary craftsmanship for any style.