Summer is a great time for field trips, and sometimes the best places to visit are right in your own town. I've been meaning to get to Raleigh Denim's Curatory for like forever. My daughter and I trekked to the flagship store on 319 West Martin downtown Raleigh in a quest to secure a pair of the best jeans in the country. The jeans we purchased were made by non-automated jeansmiths,
who craft denim the old school way.
The jeansmiths work right around the corner from the retail shop and you can see and hear all the traditional stitching equipment making jeans of the very best denim from Cone Mills plant in White Oak, NC. The friendly store manager pinned my jeans to length and they were hemmed on the spot and I walked out brown bagging my jeans.