Haywood: Raw


Regular price $225.00

14 left in stock
Raw, stretch denim. These jeans start dark and a little stiff.  They'll soften, fade, and mold to your body over time.

Handcrafted in downtown Raleigh, NC, USA.
  •  Hand-signed inside on front pockets
  •  Signature red chainstitch hem, sewn on our Union Special 43200G
  •  Zipper fly
  •  Gold stitch
  •  92% Cotton / 6% Eme / 2% Elastane
  •  Brass buttons and rivets
High-rise, thin leg. The Haywood sits slightly lower than your natural waist.
11.5" leg opening, 11" front rise, 34.5" inseam
You will probably want to order one size smaller than you normally wear. 
This jean will stretch a bit and mold to your body with wear. If you start them comfortably snug (or ever-so-slightly-uncomfortably-snug), they will stretch out to be a perfect fit.

92% Cotton / 6% Eme / 2% Elastane. Made in the USA. Indigo may bleed.
Care: turn inside-out, wash cold separately. Hang or lay flat to dry. 

We want you to love the way your Raleigh Denim garments fit. That’s why we offer free shipping and returns on all orders over $250. If you’re unsure of your size, order multiple. Send back the ones that don’t work for free. It’s easy. As always, contact us with any questions you have about fit.


All domestic orders over $250 are shipped for free via UPS ground or for a flat rate of $25.00 via UPS 2-Day. Orders are fulfilled within 3 business days.  Learn more about shipping times here.


Last Call Sale items, 1/1 Collection items, and Auction items are Final Sale.

Returns and exchanges are accepted on all full priced items within 14 days of delivery. Returns must be postmarked (i.e. put in the mail) within 14 days of delivery, or a 20% restocking fee will be deducted from your refund.

How We Do

Our Fit Mentor


In 2008, Chris Ellsberg, a master pattern maker with 60 years of experience, walked into our workshop and changed the game. She had heard we were making jeans with old-school methods and wanted to be a part of it. Back then, we didn’t have money to pay ourselves, much less Chris. But she signed on anyway because the work meant more to her than the money. Chris has taught us loads about the art of making jeans that flatter the lines of the body.

Washing Raw Denim


With our raw denims, we recommend 3-6 months of regular wear before washing for the best break-in.  We encourage a loose interpretation of the term "wash." 

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We Sign Every Pair


When we started, we made every pair ourselves and signed each one. For us, it was just what you did when you made something and you were proud of it. Today, when one of our jeansmiths has reached a point where they’re as good or better than we are, we have a little ceremony and we give them a sharpie so they can start signing their work. Look for the signature on the inside front pocket.

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Customer Reviews

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Sarah O.
United States
I recommend this product
  • How would you describe the fit? Comfortable
  • What size do you normally wear? 4
  • What size did you order? 26
  • How old are you? 61+
  • How does this product fit? Too SmallA Little SmallTrue to SizeA Little BigToo Big

Haywood Jeans

Love them! Fits like a nice hug. Not binding. Made in America!

Beatriz T.
I recommend this product
  • How would you describe the fit? Perfect
  • What size do you normally wear? 25/26
  • What size did you order? 25
  • How old are you? 21-30
  • How does this product fit? Too SmallA Little SmallTrue to SizeA Little BigToo Big

BestJeans I’ve ever owned

Wonderful. I showed up to the workshop and it was the coolest spot. You can see their team hard at work in the back of the worksop as soon as you walk in. I was greeted warmly and then was walked through all of my options and normal sizing. Once I picked my style and size, they instantly customized my length in store and altered them in just 15 minutes. It is definitely an investment in terms of price, but the experience is awesome and the product is truly high quality.

Carolyn M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How would you describe the fit? A size down would be tight. I like not tight.
  • What size do you normally wear? 29 or 30
  • What size did you order? 29
  • How old are you? 51-60
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super comfy and fab fit!

Since putting them on I have not taken these jeans off except to wash them. They are so comfortable! They have stretch but don’t look like ‘stretch jeans’. I wasn’t sure about the size or style, as I didn’t want skin tight jeans. I bought the size 29 and they are great for me, not too tight, not too skinny like tights, but flattering, slender and super comfortable. I love the high waist. I’m 5’6”, 120 lbs slender build.

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