Selvage Jeans – Fascination and Myth

Itmust be a Selvage Jeans. I cannot help but came to listen to a conversation in our Essen shop “red hot and blue”, in which two girls spoke about it, why and how their husbands always with Selvage Jeans come home and must first and foremost why you spend so much for this. Not to mention the fact that these good pieces look too little water and detergent during their long, long wearing time. Could not help me a grin, because the same thought plagued me before I me deeper was dealing with the matter.The following lines go to all that love in the dark would have brought light or again confirmed would look in their justified loyalty and fascination for Selvage denim.

The High-Quality Goods Selvage

Namesake and clear indication of the high-quality goods Selvage (or also selvedge) denim is the clean web edge on either side of the denim fabric. The word “Selvage” comes from the English word “self-edged”, which describes the “real”, so no cut Selvage of the substance. This Web edge is narrow and tightly woven. The whitish Selvage is fixed normally by a colored thread as green, blue, yellow or red – where red is the probably most color. The colored threads were introduced original including by the firm of Cone Mills – an American Denimst off her steller, whose tradition dates back to the year 1891 – fairly quickly and easily, to distinguish the roll of cloth of its main customers, and you can get more information from Topbbacolleges.Com.
A quite white edge had Levis as initially – the Web edge with the thread later became the distinguishing feature. The company Lee had a yellow a blue or green thread and Wrangler.
Selvage denim can be manufactured only on protecting looms. These looms weave the fabric with just a weft thread that continuously always back and forth sets back the complete width of the loom. If this thread back at each end in the denim, the so-called “self-edge” or Selvage is created. This Selvagekante has the advantage that the edges do not fray like conventional Web edges, incurred in weaving on the more modern projectile looms. The shooters looms working much more slowly and can produce a much smaller width. Projectile looms is achieved E.g. a fabric width of approx. 150 cm – protect looms only 80 cm. This means that it takes a much longer piece of cloth to make a single pair of jeans. Precisely for this reason, the Selvage denim is so high quality and expensive.

The denim is processed usually unwashed, in its rough state of origin to the jeans pants and offered – so as raw denim. Both are obtained when you enter a raw as even Selvage Jeans, a particularly beautiful and individual wear / “Washing”, 6-8 wearing these months every day – without washing his pants. Since then, first washing the current state is fixed.This means that the color doesn’t or extremely slowly changed then. Jeans freaks recommend not to wash these pants at all. “Bear, carry, carry” is the motto. If any hand must be applied, then dry clean.

Selvage looms find their origin in America. They were very common in the Middle until the end of the 19th century. Due to the increasing global demand for jeans in the 60s to 80s the looms have been streamlined in America, in order to attain a faster and more effective production. The old shooters looms have been modernized or replaced completely by projectile looms and thus unnecessary. They found their way behind the factory.

A second life was breathed into the most, because the Japanese market bought very many of these old looms and helped pave the way, to be the now leading manufacturer of classic Selvagewaren so.

Selvage Denim From Japan

Selvage denim is produced worldwide, but the special denim enthusiasts swear by the denim from Japan. These are made today a rarity on the original looms and are based on classic, detail-love craft. Modern looms on which Selvageware is produced, are in contrast to fast and efficient. You create a precise and uniform product. But die-hard Selvagefans don’t want that.

They want the diversity and incomplete kommenheit of the goods of the old looms. Also the traditional dyeing and Ausrüstungspro processes of Japanese Selvage denim play a role here. For all that they are ready to take a lot of money in the hand, because a finished pair of jeans from such a product is often only for more than 300 euros over the counter.Those who not so deeply want to access in the Pocket and yet call their own a high quality and durable jeans with which they are also buying a little piece of history, saying that even the conventional Selvage Jeans are woven on the modernized protect looms, bring the basic properties of the now again coveted Selvageware with it. -The only difference: A modern manufacturing process.