Best None-Selvedge or Raw Denimz Money Can Buy?

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  1. abaag

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    An oxy-moron to some. But "good quality" none-selvedge? Do such denimz exist? Open discussion and debate. Commence.
     
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    off the top of my head, japan blue by momotaro natural indigos are nonselvedge, as are ACNE jeans, many nudies, etc. selvedge doesn't mean quality, cf Old Navy selvedge jeans
     
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    Iron Heart 634
     
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    Reason why I ask is I'm thinking about investing in a pair of black denim but really don't want to spend the 6months to a year in breaking in a pair of raw and rigid denim. I just want to buy a pair. Put them on. Be set. I'm thoroughly considering Acne. Other suggestions?
     
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    Yea realize that selvedge definitely doesn't equate to quality. Reason I'm inquiring from sf is because I'm trying to purchase a pair of black denim but don't feel like breaking them in. Just want a pair that is soft, fits well, good construction, and be set. I realize Acne has some excellent washes. Have neither tried Momotaro nor Iron Heart. Though Iron Heart is heavy stuff (upwards of 18oz.)?
     
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    Breaking jeans in has nothing to do with selvedge...
     
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    I realize that. You only break in raw or rigid unwashed denim.
     
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    lckychrmsbboy Senior member

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    Well if you find a raw pair you like why not just wash before you start wearing them.
     
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    If you want comfort I'd suggest you get yourself a jean with some stretch in it. Acne makes indeed really good, well fitting, non-selvedge jeans. Also Naked & Famous has some non-selvedge stertchy denims, and LVC has their 605 jeans which are also nice slim fitting and non-selvedge.
     
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    Can anyone attest to the quality of BLK DNM? Just curious.
     
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    not impressed with blk dnm, the ones i tried on were black and washed black with slight distressing, i believe they were made in thailand or vietnam, denim felt like average mall brand quality, i would get them if they fit you well as their fits are pretty good, but in terms of quality, nothing special at all
     
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    Yeah I tried on a pair and the fit is spot on. I'm 5'7" with proportionally longer torso than legs so the higher rise on Jeans 9 really flattered my body type.
     

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