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So do people actually notice the selvedge/dry/awesomeness of your denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spencer Young, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior Member

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    Background: I'm a senior at a highly ranked private college. Guys dress poorly, girls dress in frocky skirts/Uggs/aviators/sweatpants.

    I've been reading SF for a bit over a year, and in that time I've drastically improved my wardrobe (for the most part). For about a month or so I've been working on my APC Rescues. I've gotten several compliments on them (apparently nobody wears dark indigo?) but also a few "what's with the cuffs". Nobody, and I mean nobody, has understood anything about them. Concepts like dry denim or selvedge make no sense; I don't present them as "these are clearly superior to whatever you are wearing" but just a different, quirky alternative to the norm.

    In your experiences, does anyone actually react to your denim in a knowing way? I really enjoy them for what they are, but it's always nice to not be completely alone... I was awestruck when one of my friends had heard of Jantzen.
     


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    I've had someone say to me "Nice redlines" back when I was cuffing my APCs, but nothing ever since.
     


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    Yes. Mostly people who I already know, so they're somewhat into trends. Still, they get most ga-ga over a really good fit instead of selvedge this, extra slubby that.

    A couple of my language professors have called them to the classes' attention, too. Odd situation to be in.
     


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    I have a pair of Uniqlo selvage. I attempt to wear them at least a couple times a month, it's not like they're unique or anything. To say the least, I haven't gotten noticed yet. Although my english professor pointed out my NJ hat last week. It was a suprise to me.
     


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    I was in a shoe store in Vancouver at Christmas and I complimented hot salesgirl's Nudies. She was impressed, needless to say I'm having coffee with her when I come back to Vancouver. Thank you Styleforum, you have taught me the ways of the selvedge.

    Edit> I should probably post on-topic. I had a Holt Renfrew employee compliment me on my APC's.

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    I kinda get pissed when people are like "Hurrr hurr wuts with da cuffs?" My friends that I've explained selvedge too actually get it now, so thats good.
     


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    Cuffing isn't about selvage. It's about dry denim shrinking after washing.
     


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    I've gotten complements on my Nudies and Rag & Bones from strangers, and most people can tell I'm wearing nice quality stuff. Nobody cares about selvedge though, and with good reason.
     


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    Only from dudes working at "streetwear" stores. My classmates probably think I'm poor by now since I wear the same pair of jeans everyday, but no one has ever questioned me about it, neither do I care to explain if they did.
     


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    No. People also never noticed alot of my other well-made clothes, as most simply aren't knowledgable enough.
     


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    I prefer to believe that the great unwashed are blinded by the higes on my super-slubby, natural indigo, shuttle-loomed dungarees with hand felled seams and rendered speechless by the whiskering and honeycombing on my ring-ring, japanese selvage denim jeans.
     


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    I was in a shoe store in Vancouver at Christmas and I complimented hot salesgirl's Nudies. She was impressed, needless to say I'm having coffee with her when I come back to Vancouver. Thank you Styleforum, you have taught me the ways of the selvedge.

    A.


    Congratulations. You are now officially her gay best friend [​IMG]

    Seriously, very few people notice my jeans, except for salespeople working in streetwear stores. Or girls that hit on me (you know "Those look really cute" type of stuff; though they usually comment on my belts or leather cuffs first.) That's it.
     


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    I've had some chick friends compliment me on my SJs, but each time I had to explain the concept of dry denim to them.

    Surprisingly, I didn't get any "EWWWWWWs", but "oh, mad" type replies...
     


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    i've had compliments from strangers/salesgirls/groupies about my Nudies and Julian Red about the fit. Never gotten anything on the actual selvage
     


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    my Imperial Dukes are the only thing that has impressed girls enough for them to compliment me so far. Oddly, my marble-dye Spruce hoodie, and the chief-skull Richard Kidd hoodie pretty much guarantee comments every single time I wear them outside.
     


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