Railcar Fine Goods – Raw Denim That’s Built

Railcar Fine Goods Raw Denim

Railcar Fine Goods Raw Denim

In a fairly saturated industry with competitors abound, it’s always refreshing when one comes across an individual as dedicated and passionate as Steven Dang. Founding Railcar Fine Goods in 2010, the Arcadia, California-based denim label stands separate from all other companies for their meticulously built garments (more on that below) and unique story.

Railcar Fine Goods Logo

As a full-time mechanic for the Los Angeles Metro, Dang does not seem like your run-of-the-mill denim proprietor and designer. Though he has years of experience fixing and tuning up passenger trains, in recent years he realized that he had a tremendous desire to apply his craftsmanship in another, more creative way.

Steven Dang, Founder - Railcar Fine Goods

Steven Dang, Founder - Railcar Fine Goods (source: fortalitia-54.blogspot.com)

With an unrelenting attention for detail, comprehensive understanding of the electrical world, and strong work ethic, Dang knew it only made sense for him to transfer his mechanical skill set to his main passion – “building”, not producing, fine garments and clothing – through his label,”Railcar Fine Goods“.

His way of thinking is garments are supposed to be built. Every stitch has a function, every angle has a function and with function comes beauty.

-Railcar Fine Goods, “About Us

Though an average work day for Dang is roughly 15 hours, no corners are cut. All Railcar operations are kept in-house in their 1000 sq. ft. shop, and immense value is placed on tradition and quality. Denim is sourced from the famous American Cone Mills and Kaihara Japanese Mills; and the coveted Singers and Union Special sewing machines are employed.

Getting to the goods, it’s only fair to give a visual explanation:

Details

  • Name: Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001
  • Fit: Slim straight fit
  • Weight: 13.5 Oz.
  • Denim: American Cone Mills 100% Cotton
  • Selvedge: Red Line (outseam, fly, and coin pocket)
  • Price: $198.00
  • Available: Railcar Fine Goods
  • Other details:
    • Chain stitched bottom hem
    • Single continuous chain stitch on two-piece waistband
    • Railcar “R” stitch along fly, with branded buttons
    • Hand hammered traditional washer rivets
    • Tw0-tone stitch color, total of four thread colours used
    • Screen printed on the heavy pocket bag with Railcar art logo
    • Tucked-in belt loops
Photos
Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

Railcar Fine Goods Spike X001

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  • http://www.nordicdenimhouse.com Taavi Kuisma

    Good look!

  • http://www.nordicdenimhouse.com Taavi Kuisma

    Good look!

  • Grazfather x

    Looks cool. I like their brown denim too.  Too bad it’s only online. I refuse to buy jeans without trying them on.

  • Grazfather x

    Looks cool. I like their brown denim too.  Too bad it’s only online. I refuse to buy jeans without trying them on.

  • Steven

    Thank you RAWR Denim for the great review! Our small staff here at Railcar really appreciate it!

    Hi Grazfather x. Thank you for your kind words! Yeah, I know what you mean. Hard to buy clothes, especially fitted jeans online. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. If you need me to take measurements or anything please feel free to ask me. We take great pride in making jeans. Im only happy if they fit perfect and that the customer is happy. 

  • Steven

    Thank you RAWR Denim for the great review! Our small staff here at Railcar really appreciate it!

    Hi Grazfather x. Thank you for your kind words! Yeah, I know what you mean. Hard to buy clothes, especially fitted jeans online. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. If you need me to take measurements or anything please feel free to ask me. We take great pride in making jeans. Im only happy if they fit perfect and that the customer is happy. 

  • Anonymous

    I really like the selvedge fly. It’s such a small, barely noticeable detail but I like the idea of it. It’s the little things that count, right?

    Much respect to everyone at Railcar.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the selvedge fly. It’s such a small, barely noticeable detail but I like the idea of it. It’s the little things that count, right?

    Much respect to everyone at Railcar.

  • Guest

    As much of a fan as I am of trying them on, I’ll buy a jean online if I have all the measurements (rise, inseam, leg opening, etc.) listed so I can get an idea of what I’m getting more specifically. Looks like an awesome product!

  • Guest

    As much of a fan as I am of trying them on, I’ll buy a jean online if I have all the measurements (rise, inseam, leg opening, etc.) listed so I can get an idea of what I’m getting more specifically. Looks like an awesome product!

  • Jp

    The website doesn’t list any fit measurements. Could you post up true waistband measured flat and across, inseam length, thigh, knee, hem, back rise, front rise, and if these are sanforized or unsanforized? Most people are familiar with Blue In Greens method of measurements. http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=

  • Jp

    The website doesn’t list any fit measurements. Could you post up true waistband measured flat and across, inseam length, thigh, knee, hem, back rise, front rise, and if these are sanforized or unsanforized? Most people are familiar with Blue In Greens method of measurements. http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=

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  • Anonymous

    These are spectacular, love the cut on these. Similiar to N&F’s cuts.

  • Anonymous

    These are spectacular, love the cut on these. Similiar to N&F’s cuts.

  • Lejla

    I’m a girl and spent a long time deciding whether I wanted to go raw or not. Mostly, I just couldn’t find a pair that I really liked.  Then Railcar came along, I walked into the store here in Toronto the day they landed and when I saw how well constructed they were I just had to have them. Thank you Steven! I can’t wait to wear them in and make them mine :)

  • Lejla

    I’m a girl and spent a long time deciding whether I wanted to go raw or not. Mostly, I just couldn’t find a pair that I really liked.  Then Railcar came along, I walked into the store here in Toronto the day they landed and when I saw how well constructed they were I just had to have them. Thank you Steven! I can’t wait to wear them in and make them mine :)

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