For those of you who have been long-time followers to the blog, you’ve seen our pattern of featuring great brands that provide some sort of distinguished quality in their garments. One of our favorite and more common pieces that we feature is the Selvedge Jean.
Theres something about raw denim. We like that you can tell a story through your pair of jeans and the way it wears out. It’s your signature. It’s what displays your lifestyle. Personally, My jeans tend to fade in and break down in the knees, in the back pockets (thanks trucker wallet) and around the crotch area. I ride motorcycles A LOT. And my jeans show it.
What is Raw Denim?
What separates raw denim apart from your standard jeans at stores such as Macy’s is this: Raw Denim is considered the “blank slate” in the denim world. During production of the jeans, they go through a dye-ing process (for blue jeans, that would be an indigo dye). Raw jeans are left without a wash. The main purpose of a wash is to soften up the jeans and reduce shrinkage after the wearer’s first wash.
Raw denim leaves this all up to you. To stretch the jeans in certain areas and produce fade marks that, for the most part, only you can identify.
What is Selvedge Denim?
Selvedge Denim is essentially “the edge of woven fabric finished so as to prevent raveling, often in a narrow tape effect, different from the body of the fabric” You will notice the red stripe along the seam on the inside of Selvedge Denim. This denim began being made in the late 1800’s on old school looms. To this day, some of this machinery is still being used and more than ever. With the demand for better quality garments and longer lasting denim, these machines still whistle through famous factories like White Oak Cone Mills in Greensboro, NC and Kuroki Mills in Japan.
About our Jeans
Through years of reviews on different denim companies and different fabrics and fits, We wanted to design something with the best of both worlds. Comfort and Quality. I have found that most raw denim I would receive was extremely tight and uncomfortable at first. Through my riding lifestyle, while in the seated position, this can hurt. We wanted to eliminate this problem right out of the gate.
We developed during the pattern making process, a jean with a slight curve in the leg. This provided maximum comfort in the seated position specifically for our riding community. We also re-inforced the rear pockets which would give them longer like and prevent the wallet from breaking through the jeans. The 5th pocket is cut on the selvedge edge with a red selvedge detail.
We teamed up with L.C. King Manufacturing in Bristol, Tennessee to produce these jeans and keep the manufacturing efforts right at home, in the USA.
These jeans are made with 100% 13oz Cone Selvedge Denim with YKK Hardware.
Our price point compared to most other denim brands is much lower. Grab a pair and let us know how they wear in for you.