Selvage Denim


By virtue of manufacturing, selvage refers to a sort of denim whose edges do not unravel. This makes selvage’s features hardly visible to the naked eye. Having said that, it can be seen when cuffs are shown in a pair of jeans or if the denim is rolled up. Selvage’s cache stems from the process from which it is made. Costly, it is created on old-style shuttle looms that passage narrow fabric in one continuous sequence, weaving back and forth to create an edge, a sartorial symbol that signals to the denim’s coveted title. Typically, red colored stitching marks the selvage edge.


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