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How to tell if it's selvage?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Sator Sartoris, May 14, 2006.

  1. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty new to premium jeans. I just wanted to know how to tell if jeans are selvage by looking at them. If anyone could post pictures and point out what to look for that would help a lot.
     


  2. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Selvedge: [​IMG]
     


  3. Sator Sartoris

    Sator Sartoris Well-Known Member

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    Now if someone could tell me what I'm looking at that's different from non-selvage...
     


  4. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    Non-selvedge won't have the white/red striping, and will instead have threads looping over the ends of the fabric. Imagine threads looping from where the blue meets the white going over the white-red-white and back behind. Only there won't be any red/white necessarily...

    That sounded really difficult. Just grab any normal pair of jeans you have, cuff them, and look at how it is different from the picture.
     


  5. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Better yet, grab just about any tshirt you have and look at a seam from the inside. You should see complex looped stitching covering the edges of the fabric at the seams. If the same sort of stitching is covering the edges of the denim on the outseam, it isn't selvage.
     


  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Better yet, grab just about any tshirt you have and look at a seam from the inside. You should see complex looped stitching covering the edges of the fabric at the seams.

    All my t-shirts are selvage.
     


  7. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Now if someone could tell me what I'm looking at that's different from non-selvage...
    take any pair of old jeans, most likely they will not be selvedge, but stitched up with thread.
     


  8. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    All my t-shirts are selvage.

    Do you wear them 6 months no washing?
     


  9. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Do you wear them 6 months no washing?
    dood nice flares lol
     


  10. Tabris

    Tabris Well-Known Member

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    This = Non-Selvage

    [​IMG]

    See the difference between this and what Sonick posted? If you do, then you're set [​IMG]
     


  11. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Do you wear them 6 months no washing?

    I get awesome yellowish distressing under the pits.
     


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