Denim Therapy
DENIM BUYS

The Men's Denim Jacket Roundup

DENIM FASHION

Off Duty Style by Joe's Jeans

DENIM THERAPY

18 Jean Styling Tips You Need Now

   

Nudie Jeans Opens In Downtown L.A.


Last Friday, Nudie Jeans opened their newest showroom in Los Angeles.  ”We’re growing!” exclaimed Chris Adams, Nudie Jeans’ west coast sales/brand manager.  With its flagship Nudie Jeans House showroom in West Hollywood still in place, this latest expansion situates the company close to major showrooms and the California Market Center.  Expect to see the same signature meticulous, minimal-industrical decor of a Nudie Jeans showroom, complemented by the buzz and energy of downtown Los Angeles.  Nudie’s US sales director Michael Irving flew in from New York to attend the opening, joined by local indie band NO and a host of local Nudie jeans aficionados.

Nudie Jeans Showroom Downtown Los Angeles




Nudie Jeans Co.
212 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90014
By Appointment


—Kathy Ng

Tags: , , , ,

Posted Feb 19 2013 in Denim News

Kuro Denim Stays True To Their Tailored x Vintage Aesthetic


Last time we linked up with Kuro, they showed us a gradient of denim washed, aged, and treated for different lengths of time, and told us the best way to wear distressed vintage jeans was with a tailored blazer and a crisp, clean button-down. Sound advice that doesn’t expire, it turns out, since we ran into them this week and they were keeping with their vintage meets tailored aesthetic. “Denim for the Yohji fan,” they explained, showing us a dapper mannequin outfitted in the customer image. Selvedge trimmed back pockets, top-stitching, and other details characterize this impressive Japanese brand. Check them out online for more on their philosophy and products.

DSCF9204

DSCF9206

DSCF9196

DSCF9199

DSCF9200

DSCF9201

—Michelle Christina Larsen

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted Jan 22 2013 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » How to Wear It

The Difference Between Raw Denim and Selvedge Jeans


Edwin jeans' coveted rainbow selvage seam.

Edwin Jeans' ED-47 'Rainbow Selvage" seam. Available at FUSShop.

We are asked what is the difference between “raw” denim and selvedge quite frequently, because, quite frankly, denim terminology can be confusing.  In an effort to not get too technical, here are some basic definitions.

I LIKE IT RAW
Raw
Denim is denim in its original state: unwashed, untreated, unfaded and unprocessed.  It is sometimes called “Dry Denim.”  It is indigo denim straight off the looms.  Jeans can be made from this raw denim straight from the roll.  Raw denim can be hard to distinguish with the naked eye or even with hand feel, because there are many resin and super-saturated wash styles which mimic the desirable features of raw denim.


SELVEDGE OR SELVAGE, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Selvedge (or selvage) denim
is woven on traditional, 100-year-old wooden shuttle looms.  Selvedge is referred to the type of weaving process, and not to denim, specifically.  Denim woven from traditional wooden shuttle looms use a continuous thread that goes back and forth in the weaving process, ultimately creating a closed-off, non-fraying self-edge (also known as selvage edges).  The slow shuttle looms produce a tight weave and uses more thread. As a result, it is more costly.  To maximize usage, companies would use the denim all the way to the self-edge, hiding the edges in the sewing process. Today, selvedge aficionados often reveal show off their selvedge seams (found on the outseam) by folding up the hems, revealing the identity of the superior textile.

220px-selvage

An example of a selvedge edge (self-edge) on a fabric.

The selvedge seams are sewn together by fabric mills using different thread colors, depending on the factory’s color coding system.

For more technical definitions, check out the Denim wiki.

Are you a Denim Head? Contribute your knowledge!

– Kathy Ng Hassan







Tags: , , , ,

Posted Oct 07 2010 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim News » Denim Therapy
Get the latest denim updates

Sign up for our newsletter

  Follow us   Join us   Subscribe
© Denim Blog - Denim Therapy. All rights reserved.