Raleigh Denim really came through with these Stokes Raw Selvage Vidalia 9oz. jeans. I can’t tell what kind of lift the styling is doing here or if these are just hitters, but they look great. The cut is right, the weight seems like a genuine year-round situation, and they’re Raleigh so the details are like if one of those ships inside bottles were jeans. And also, they’re raw, but somehow look comfortable from Jump Street?* I dunno, I like these jeans.
Made in Raleigh, North Carolina from a 9 oz. 100% cotton, indigo-dyed denim — which comes from some of the very first runs of fabric from Vidalia Mills in Louisiana — these lighter-weight jeans feature a button fly, antique brass hardware, a hand-stamped numbered leather patch, a wide leg opening, cropped fit, and selvedge detailing at the coin pocket and back belt loop because details matter.
Am I unclear as to why they switched sneakers between product shots? Of course, I’m raising it here. But they also look good with either, so we know they can handle a white sneaker at the very least. Figuring out the full footwear spectrum on these, however, is on you.
Available for $325 at Raleigh Denim Workshop