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Ten best jeans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Feb 23, 2005.

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  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Selvage jeans are definitely getting more and more ubiquitous. They are not fakable.
    Actually, it is fakable. Companies will use a chain stitch to fake the selvedge seam. If you compare this stitch side by side with real selvedge though, you'll be able to discern the difference easily.
    Well, you can attempt to fake it, but cannot succeed. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding. You could certainly fold extra fabric through the inseam (on both sides) and chain stitch it down to make it look like a red line selvage seam to untrained eyes (is that what you mean?). However, if you can't see the white edge of the fabric, then it's not selvage.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That is pretty close to how it's being done. Ugh.
     
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    Why and how does that edge stay white?
     
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    I am looking for reinforcement on this one, but I believe the white edge is there because those are the weft threads (the underneath threads), and they continue for usually 1-3 thread-width after the indigo-dyed threads stop. This is the actual end of the cloth, when the shuttle has stopped weaving, which is opposed to non-selvage where they weave a wider sheet of denim, then cut the edges and sew them together on the inseam. You do not actually see the original edge of the woven fabric, just where the fabric was cut.
     
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    Moved to new Streetwear and Denim forum.
     
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