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Buying Japanese Selvedge denim (by the yard)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Souper, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Souper

    Souper Senior member

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    I'm really interested in some arts and crafts type projects using some kickass denim... I'm not gonna upholster my car or anything, but does anyone know where to get some realllllly reallllllly really nice ~13-14oz+ denim that you wouldn't mind making jeans out of?

    I was under the impression that most better mills won't sell to random fuckers, or to fabric retailers.
     


  2. tundrafour

    tundrafour Senior member

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    I found this web page a few months ago. I can't guarantee the fabric's quality since I haven't ordered any, but it looks okay (good enough for arts and crafts, at least) to me.
     


  3. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    you can go to a jobber and buy the fabric. You are looking at 7.99 a yard and I would use 21 oz denim.
     


  4. Souper

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    Hello all, first time post for me. I work in the industry and 7.99 a yard for 21oz selvage seems insanely cheap. I buy direct in Japan (either kuroki or kaihara usually, sometimes hishitomo) and for 25 rolls I pay more than $14 a meter for quality fabric. Decent non-selvage goes for around $7-8 a meter (but at double width of selvage). Since I buy (and manufacture) in Japan I would assume prices would be higher for similar fabrics here in the U.S. I would be highly suspicious of someone selling 21oz Japanese selvage at those prices.
     


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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm sorry, what's a jobber?

    thats the man between the manufacture and the retail store.
     


  8. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hello all, first time post for me. I work in the industry and 7.99 a yard for 21oz selvage seems insanely cheap. I buy direct in Japan (either kuroki or kaihara usually, sometimes hishitomo) and for 25 rolls I pay more than $14 a meter for quality fabric. Decent non-selvage goes for around $7-8 a meter (but at double width of selvage). Since I buy (and manufacture) in Japan I would assume prices would be higher for similar fabrics here in the U.S. I would be highly suspicious of someone selling 21oz Japanese selvage at those prices.

    do you sell denim by the yard or can you recommend someone that will do this.
    someone in japan or the usa. i would like selvage 16 to 21 oz.
     


  9. Raijin

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    Sorry I can't be of any help there, I'm not a textile dealer but rather have a line of clothing. The fabric goes from the mill to the factory and not through our hands. I just thought those prices cheap for any kind of good denim. They have shuttle looms in China now as well but it is in no way good quality Japanese selvage denim. (though probably better than standard fair Chinese denim)

    Regular denim makers generally don't make anything higher than 14oz denim. Most of these heavy oz denims you see are custom runs and not the kind of fabric that a mill would have on hand. True 21oz (don't believe everything you read about denim weight) denim cannot be sewn on regular machines. The guy who made the first 21oz fabric (that fabric was later taken over by the people that make Iron Heart) had to use machines used for leather to get through the fabric. The highest oz denim I have seen carried on a stock sheet was 15oz.
    Good luck though.... maybe try and make friends with someone at iron heart, flathead, or samurai and see if they will send you some left-over fabric....
     


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    airflight23 Well-Known Member

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    I too am looking for quality selvedge or non selvedge denim

    I am located in the Los Angeles area so if anyone sees this, holla

    looking to buy at least 5 yards, maybe more (PROBABLY MORE)
     


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    I am looking for a jobber, if anyone has info please pm me.
    thanks in advance.
     


  12. Cordwinder

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    Sorry, reviving 3 year old thread.

    I am a jobber in japan. I can get and sell selvedge denim. PM if interested.
     


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    Sorry, reviving 3 year old thread.

    I am a jobber in japan. I can get and sell selvedge denim. PM if interested.


    do you ship it around the world?
    what's the price for 14 oz selvedge in 30 metres lenght?

    thnx.
     


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    is there anyone who could help me buying the fabric?




    sorry for my bad english.
     


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    i'm looking for a jobber too.
     


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