Originally Posted by whodini
Mauro did a more detailed job of putting you in your spot than I care to, but yes, the part of the statement you emboldened is the actual definition of selvage.
At NO point in what I've written to you have I used the word "quality." That's your tangent, how or where you came to that conclusion is beyond me.
You come off as trying to argue from a place of intelligence but you get tripped up on the first step, which makes me think you're either trolling or you don't know what you're talking about.
If you think I'm confused about your point or that you still need to teach me or this forum a thing or two about denim, I'd invite you to meet the version of me from six years ago. He'd probably listen.
My point that you first responded to was that selvedge has been hyped up beyond all possible recognition. In this regard, Mauro seems to agree with me.
Mauro obviously knows a whole lot more about fabric and denim than I do, and I will defer to him. My last post was simply what I've heard about selvedge denim, the "story" behind selvedge denim. The hype. I didn't mean to present it as irrefutable fact, and I don't mean to proclaim myself as an expert: I'm just an enthusiast. I appreciate Mauro's input in the thread. I don't feel like he "put me in my place", because I'm OK with being wrong. He taught me a few things about denim that I didn't know.
What's frustrating to me is that you and I don't seem to disagree on a fundamental level here, but you continue pushing. We both agree that selvedge is over hyped, right? So what's the big deal?
The *original* reason I posted in this thread was because I saw a dogpile. The OP was enamored with the idea of getting selvedge jeans for 40 dollars, and then people let loose with the insults and the bullying. I didn't like that. I don't like the idea of people hiding behind their keyboards and monitors and anonymously flinging shit at other people. My original message should have been clear: Chill. Be good to each other. Don't shit all over a person because you think they're ignorant, because people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.