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Are these levis selvedge? (newbie question)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by captainshields, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. captainshields

    captainshields Well-Known Member

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    I am very new to selvedge jeans. I undersand the process, but I don't really understand how to KNOW for sure if a pair is selvedge. I've heard people say the red thread...but couldn't anyone just use read thread?

    Anyway. Just found these levis. I have no idea what cut they are, but would these be considered selvedge? If so, why. If not, why not? thanks guys!


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  2. max_r

    max_r Well-Known Member

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    they are not
     
  3. captainshields

    captainshields Well-Known Member

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    How do I tell in the future?
     
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  5. captainshields

    captainshields Well-Known Member

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    This is why I'm confused...the picture you just posted is a piece of fabric/denim with red thread on both sides...these jeans have a piece of denim with red thread on both sides...

    Does it have to have the white on the sides?

    Just seems odd to me...
     
  6. max_r

    max_r Well-Known Member

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    the red thread doesn't matter. infact, color doesn't matter, i've seen blue, red, purple selvedge lines.

    notice the selvedge denim is finished on the end, no loose threads. then look at your picture, the denim is just cut, raw on the ends, with an overlock stitch over it so it doesn't unravel.


    all that being said, selvedge doesn't really matter that much and isn't an indicator of quality anymore. iirc target was selling selvedge denim for like $20 or something a while back, and there are some companies making pretty good denim that isn't selvedge.
     
  7. captainshields

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    Thanks!
    That makes sense
     

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