btw I went by the Raleigh Denim HQ recently and they said they were now making all their jeans with a new collaboration with Cone--a denim that's a little chattier and with a little more horizontal white lines than the previous denim--it was White Oak before, I think.
The guy explained their Nash v. Lincoln, etc; straight v. slim identifications: Nash and Lincoln are wash types: Nash is raw, Lincoln is washed (not sure if it's a consistent wash) It got complicated, but I found out they do not make a slim leg raw jean, which is too bad. However, it was explained to me the previous time I went in there (back when they were south of downtown Raleigh, not in their new location) that the slims and straights are identical except for an inch of tapering from the knee down.
I also told them I was a 28 and they said "we don't even make that size sometimes!" So small dudes, good luck with these.
and some of their girls ones are great looking--bright aqua seafoam blue jeans and inside-out-looking jeans.
Fabulous pictures and thanks for the fit info! Can we get any fit pics?