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Railcar Fine Goods Sonny X001 Women Shorts – Just Released

On my recent trip to see Steven Dang at Railcar Fine Goods‘ workshop in Arcadia, California, we ended up discussing women’s impact on raw denim culture. I’ve always praised Dang for his awareness of women in the world of raw denim and offering up a couple solid options – the Viper and Donna fits – for this segment of the market. Riding the momentum of these item’s success, Railcar recently produced a pair of women selvedge shorts, the Sonny X001, which are perfect for the hot, dry summer months.

In terms of the story behind the name, his main goal was to use a word or phrase with connotations of summer. In the end, he was lead him to name the shorts after his dad, Sonny, which is pronounced similar to the word, “sunny”.

Sonny X001 Front View

Constructed from Railcar‘s X001 fabric – a 13.5 oz Cone Mills red line selvedge denim – the Sonny X001 is an entirely new fit as well. They don a slightly lower rise than the women’s Viper fit, but with larger thigh openings so they’re not skin tight at the opening. They also fit slightly looser in the rear end and along the lines of a boyfriend cut.

On the technical side of things, the Sonny incorporates the new triple stitched seat seams and tucked belt looping that initially debuted on the RDCX013. While we’re not sure what sort of fades these will develop (if any), they certainly mark an innovative design and welcomed raw denim option for ladies.

SonnyX001 Selvedge Details


  • Name: Railcar Fine Goods – Sonny X001
  • Weight: 13.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim straight with low rise
  • Denim: 100% Cone Mills denim red line selvedge denim
  • Additional Details:
    • Cuffed exposed red line selvedge
    • YKK zipper fly
    • Raw leather Railcar branded patch
    • Triple stitched seat seams
    • Triple stitched tucked belt looping
  • Available at: Railcar Fine Goods for $128.00

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