Selvedge / Selvage / Self-edge

The authentic term that is used for the edge of the denim fabric that is usually decorated with a colored thread. It prevents the end of the denim from ravelling and gives the jeans a clean, properly finished look. The color varies, according to the brand and producer. Vintage Levi’s for example used to have an all-white strip (plain) and later had a single redline selvedge, Wrangler used a yellow or gold and Lee often a plain white or green type.

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How do you wear your selvage jeans?

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.