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What are denim "slub"? What is selvedge? Common denim terms

Question (first posted by @kaxixi): What is slub? Selvedge? 

 

Answer (first posted by @Tarmac): Slub is the random knottiness of the fabric itself that comes from inconsistencies and knots in the constituent yarns.

 

Selvedge is the self-finishing edge on the outseam. Selvedge in itself is almost meaningless, however almost all repro (reproduction) brands use it on some or all of their lines.
 


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