I believe it will rot eventually.
You should have tried beeswax first.
Happened to see the Thompson Work Chinos in the store, and they do have a visible selvedge outseam. I forget if it's stitched over (think Deadstock Road Chino) or laid flat, as in regular jeans. I'll let you know next time I head to the store.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/365-Ralph-Lauren-RRL-STRAIGHT-LEG-Selvedge-Jeans-30-32-/350963911124?pt=US_CSA_MC_Jeans&hash=item51b71449d4 what year/collection is this from?
Dusty black straight legs! Those are my all-time favorite seasonal wash. I bought mine off ebay in November 2010, so they're probably 3-4 years old now.
i got a question: what fit exactly is this http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11757743 the site says straight leg..but in the description says medium rise slim fitting...anyone with experience know how it fits? and what does the actual pocket tag that comes with it say in the description?.....and also this one http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11757743 it says straight leg and the description says slim fitting pant but then says longer rise sits higher on the waist...so whats the deal? anyone know?