Selvedge Denim Jeans

gustin #520 heather putty selvedge
#520 Heather Putty Selvedge
98% funded
gustin #388 italy stretch
#388 Italy Stretch
95% funded
gustin #75 okayama standard
#75 Okayama Standard
93% funded
gustin #567 vintage army selvedge
#567 Vintage Army Selvedge
92% funded
gustin #25 natural indigo 2
#25 Natural Indigo 2
91% funded
gustin #286 blackxblack stretch
#286 BlackXBlack Stretch
90% funded
gustin the 1968
The 1968
89% funded
gustin #531 cone mills monster pink id
#531 Cone Mills Monster Pink ID
84% funded
gustin #321 japan red fire
#321 Japan Red Fire
83% funded
gustin #159 japan olive
#159 Japan Olive
81% funded
gustin #7 the regular
#7 The Regular
80% funded
gustin #576 monster moss selvedge
#576 Monster Moss Selvedge
78% funded
gustin #419 cone black stretch
#419 Cone Black Stretch
70% funded
gustin #424 banana selvedge
#424 Banana Selvedge
28% funded
gustin #559 japan one six
#559 Japan One Six
12% funded
gustin #527 selvedge hickory stripe - indigoxwhite
#527 Selvedge Hickory Stripe - IndigoXWhite
8% funded
Launched about 9 hours ago
gustin #541 the rainbow selvedge
#541 The Rainbow Selvedge
5% funded
gustin #528 selvedge hickory stripe - whitexindigo
#528 Selvedge Hickory Stripe - WhiteXIndigo
4% funded
Launched about 9 hours ago

What is selvedge denim? Just sound it out! It's not too far a leap from "selv-edge" to "self-edge", which means exactly what it sounds like. The term "selvedge" (sometimes spelled selvage) refers to the narrow, tightly woven band present on both edges of the famous fabric, which helps prevent unraveling and fraying.

Aside from being functionally more durable, the weaving process used to produce selvedge (more on that later) gives the fabric a cleaner and more polished appearance compared to conventional denim. The edge that gives it its name is often white with a colored yarn in the middle, with red yarn specifically being referred to as iconic "redline" selvedge. This makes for a striking detail which you can show off by cuffing the legs, and you'll definitely see more colors than just red used to ID different variations and fabric runs.

Selvedge denim is intrinsically more labor-intensive and expensive to produce, as it requires more time and attention to detail than is typically found in non-selvedge denim production. Manufacturers of selvedge typically also invest in better quality yarn and dye, resulting in a superior final product. Some mills take this to the extreme, and produce small batches of high quality denim that have been hand dyed in bundles of yarn called hanks, or skeins.

Selvedge jeans can be incorporated effortlessly into your existing wardrobe, and the satisfaction of owning and fading a quality pair can be quite addictive. The craftsmanship, composition, and care necessary to produce this type of denim ensures that it withstands intense daily use, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a long-lasting addition to their wardrobe.

Want to learn more about selvedge denim? Check out our blog post: What is selvedge denim?

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