As someone who loves raw denim, what drew you to the Railcar brand?
Hey man! I originally discovered the Railcar brand through reading rawrdenim.com (check em out)!
The main reason that I got a pair was the fit of the Spikes jeans. Of course I loved the handmade in the USA aspect as well as the beefy leather patch (as I mentioned before) however it was such a treat for me to find a pair of raw denim that had a slim fit with a truly slim leg opening. A lot of brands produce "slim fit" jeans with a 7.5"-8.5" leg opening but I was after a pair with a slimmer profile (some might say that I should have looked at a skinny option but being an ex-competitive road cyclist restricted my options in the thigh/calf area).
Being based in NZ, it is hard for me to appreciate the details of a pair of raw denim because there are literally NO stockists. I am restricted to online shopping and therefore I rely a lot on forums/blogs and reviews in order to make an educated pick. I have to say, having the denim in my hands makes me truly appreciate the details a lot more rather than just reading about them.
The denim feels great and the selvedge details on the button fly (nice buttons by the way) and coin pocket look awesome.