Good question. I don't honestly know. The Euro Blue Bell look great to me - specially developed denim made by Orta in Turkey. I own the 27MW which I really rate, altho some people on SuFu complain because it doesn't fade too much. I know very little about the Japanese reissues - I suspect they're made by Edwin, who are the licence-holders for Lee, which is now owned by the same company as Wrangler. Early Wranglers would have had selvage under the fully-felled seam, altho I would guess it was gone by the mid or late 50s, when wide shuttle loom denim started to become popular (the idea that everyone switched to wide looms in the 80s is a myth, most people shifted much earlier, except for Levi's).I don't know if the ORta fabric has a selvage edge under the seam. Funny thing is, Wrangler used selvage denim on a lot of their denim jackets and I even think I have seen some on Wrangler jackets post Blue Bell with selvage, but it wasn't visible in their jeans. People who own Euro Wranglers, please unpick a couple of stitches and tell us, if they are selvage. And you are right, the 27MW doesn't fade. But then again it is quite hard fading your denim shirts. Most examples I have seen haven't been good at all, so I don't care much about it.