Raw Denim Made in the USA

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  1. sdneidich

    sdneidich Member

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    I wanted to provide an overview of all of the Raw Denim options I was aware of that are made in the USA. Some of the links are to my Brother's and my blog, others are to the individual companies websites. I don't have experience with all the denim, and I am sure I don't know all the brands- So any you can add to this list would be awesome.

    1. Tellason. $198-$220, multiple cuts. Sourced entirely within USA>
    Official Website: http://tellason.com
    Multiple Blog Reviews: http://www.weftyandmash.com/search?q=tellason
    Other discussions on this forum: http://www.styleforum.net/t/115394/tellason-denim

    2. Raleigh Denim. $285. Unbleached weft, solid construction. I think sourced entirely within USA, but not sure.
    Official Website: http://www.raleighworkshop.com/
    My Review on Blog: http://www.weftyandmash.com/2013/01/raleigh-raw-denim-original-cut-almost-3.html

    3. Gustin Denim. $81-99 on Kickstarter, currently not open for ordering. Quality construction.
    Official Website: http://weargustin.com
    My Review: http://www.weftyandmash.com/2013/01/review-gustin-quality-garments.html

    4. Lock Sicker Denim. $198. East Coast Preppy Style.
    Official Website: http://www.locksicker.com/
    My Review: http://www.weftyandmash.com/2013/02/lock-sicker-denim.html

    5. Heebee Jeans. Very small production in San Francisco, haven't heard much about them otherwise.
    Official Website: Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heebee/183921848303713

    6. Left Field NYC. Made in New York. $210-220.
    Official Website: http://store.leftfieldnyc.com/
    A Review (not mine): http://www.thousandyardstyle.com/post/21141009924/as-promised-the-left-field-nyc-greaser-jean

    7. BIlly Reid. $197.
    Official Website: http://www.billyreid.com/category/menswear/usa-denim.html

    8. The West is Dead. $240.
    http://www.thewestisdead.com/

    9. Ruell and Ray. $200-300.
    http://www.ruellandray.com/

    10. Rogue Territory. A One-Man Brand: One guy is this company.
    http://www.rogueterritory.com/
    Rawr Denim Feature: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2013/01/one-man-brands-karl-thoennessen-and-rogue-territory/

    11. 3Sixteen. $75-220.
    Website: http://www.3sixteen.com/
    Rawr's Fade Friday of one sample: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/08/fade-friday-3sixteen-st-100x/

    12. John Elliot + Co. $225-250.
    http://shop.johnelliott.co/product/the-cast-obsidian
    http://shop.johnelliott.co/product/the-cast-squall

    13. Roy Denim. $???
    Website: Couldn't find.
    Here's a feature: http://the189.com/menswear/self-edge-x-cone-mills-x-roy-denim/

    14. Railcar. $198.
    Website: http://www.railcarfinegoods.com/
    Feature: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/11/railcar-fine-goods-raw-denim-thats-built/

    15. Levi's. $40+

    16. Baldwin. $220.
    http://Baldwindenim.com
     
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  2. dogtoothgrin

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    The West is Dead
    all about $240.

    Ruell and Ray
    ~$200-300

    Rogue Territory
    ~$200-250
     
  3. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    John Elliott & Co. is a new all American brand - Perfect fit. I have the "Cast" in obsidian raw selvedge and they are an amazing black raw denim.

    All made in downtown LA. They also have some really nice sweats with riri zippers.

    http://www.johnelliott.co

    disclaimer: these are my friends, but I wouldn't rep here if their stuff wasn't amazing. If you are in LA American Rag is carrying them.

    Edit: priced 225-320 - all the raw stuff is less.
     
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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    You should tell them to put measurement charts up on their website for their products. Tanks look to be a good option for summertime lounging.
     
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    Measurements are coming. Send them a message and they might be able to help you out.

    In general I wear a small and take a medium in their tees - I also sized down to a 29 in the cast obsidian from my true 30 waist. Also took a medium in the Villain side zip pullover where I might normally take a small in other brands. That's all I can chime in for now.
     
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    Anything you can tell me about them to add to the original guide?
     
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    I'd maybe take something from here: http://www.johnelliott.co/about/

    All I know is the denim fabric is sourced in Japan but totally constructed in downtown LA. All-American made clothing, obviously some of the components such as the denim and riri zippers (Switzerland) are sourced from Japan.
     
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    What about 3sixteen?
    They've been a making raw denim jeans in the US longer than any of the companies listed. (and yes, some of their jeans are even made of US made denim)
     
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  11. sdneidich

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    Well... That should have been on the list a lot sooner. *Facepalm*
     
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    ROY, Railcar Fine goods.
     
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    I agree that tje distressing job on the Johnelliots are amazing!
     
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