Hailing from the birthplace of American denim, North Carolina, Raleigh denim was founded and designed by husband and wife, Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko, in 2007.
Determined to create the perfect jean, the duo worked with residents who had worked in the last Levi Strauss factory to learn older craftsmanship techniques while incorporating modern detailing. They remade machines from the 1920's for authenticity, making each pair by hand using White Oak Cone denim in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their first line debuted in 2008 and were selected to join the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Although they have had great success, their manufacturing team remains small. Each piece is numbered and signed by the "jeansmith" that made them, which makes them truly one of a kind.
Manufactured in Arcadia, California, Railcar Fine Goods hand makes each garment using both American Cone Mills and Japanese denim. While they typically specialize in men's and women's jeans, they are expanding their creativity and craftsmanship into what is now officially called Deuce 600 Jacket.
Based off the traditional Type 2 jacket, the Deuce 006 is constructed using triple chain stitching for durability and Japanese over-dyed black and over indigo blue on slubby yarn. Over time, the over-dyed black will fade allowing the indigo to emerge creating a shadow effect. The result? A beautiful jacket that will last you for years.
On October 5th from 12-4pm, stop by Lizard Lounge for the official release party of the Deuce 006 Jacket. Not only will we have complimentary Roy Rogers, but the fellas have a chance to win a pair of jeans. The good news doesn't end there either! Ladies, we will also have women's styles for you to try on. The best part? Try them on, upload and take @lizardloungepdx and @railcarfinegoods to Instagram for a shot at winning an Lizard Lounge gift card.
So come hang out and meet the man behind it all, enjoy drinks, denim and have a good time!
We have some exciting news for our lady customers...
We are now carrying Naked and Famous denim!
The Canada based company is known for their innovative and sometimes unconventional approach towards denim (if you've ever heard of scratch and sniff denim, this is that brand). Using only rare Japanese fabric, they combine the methods of old techniques with modern fits.
One thing we love about the brand is their dedication to quality rather than celebrity endorsements and product placements. Because of this, their prices are affordable, not to mention they feel fantastic.
The following are available now:
The newest addition to the Lizard Lounge denim collection hails from Los Angeles, California. Rogue Territory started out small in a workshop in the back of American Rag's World Denim Bar. Now a full blown clothing line, Rogue Territory's impeccable style, quality, and attention to detail makes it a new classic for denim and apparel. Stop by the store and check out The Stanton – 14.5oz Sanforized Japanese Selvedge Denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. Special details include hidden pen pocket in right back pocket, selvedge on the fly and coin pocket, and belt loops sew into the waistband.
Hear more about Rogue Territory from the founder himself, Karl Thoennessen:
Rogue Territory from Leveled Magazine on Vimeo.
Hailing from Arcadia, California, Railcar Denim is the latest addition to our hand-picked premium denim collection at Lizard Lounge. Railcar Fine Goods uses originally designed patterns and crafts their denim using older, traditional, manual and rare vintage sewing equipment including black Union Special and Singer machines.
Railcar Fine Goods founder Steven Gang got his start at the Los Angeles Metro fixing and repairing passenger trains. His mechanical background is reflected in his work, “Every stitch has a function, every angle has a function and with function comes beauty.”
Look for the two styles of Railcar Denim at the Lounge:
The Spikes X001 made of 13.5oz American Cone denim with a red line selvedge edge
The Spikes X009 made of 16oz Japanese denim with a red line selvedge edge