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Advantages of a selvage?

theom-

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I don't fully understand the point of having a selvage line. Does it make the jeans more durable? I know for sure it makes the jeans a hell of a lot more expensive.
 

PG2G

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There isn't one
 
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you don't have to overlock stitch the edge
the edge won't unravel
you can achieve a smoother outseam with a busted seam with a selvage edge
 

Mauro

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correct.

The selvage is no more than rip stop.
The reasons they are more expensive has to do with waste and MANY other factors.
 

robbie

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'railroad tracks' down the outseam
 
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you don't need selvage for traintracks just a busted seam
in fact an overlocked edge or bound edge will give you more pronounced traintracks
 

hamish5178

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Is having "a selvage" sort of like having "a dust" in your rolex?
 

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