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This is Nudie Jeans Ode to the Selvage and I like it a great deal:

Your jeans go
where you go.
They live your lifestyle.
They get abrasions
and scars.
And they bleed.
Just like you.

I have been loving Nudie Jeans ever since I had my first glimpse of them in Fall 2010. This is one of the brands that offer us amazing selvage jeans, and I believe that those of you who really are into “bleeding” your jeans, will love to try some of these masterfully executed jeans.

here is what Nudie tells us about its selvage:

Nudie Jeans showcase the finest in Japanese and Italian selvage quality, featuring a unique orange selvage exclusive to the brand. This line is our core, the heart of our brand, made for all lovers of Nudie and dry denims, for all those impassioned fans out there and for all those who understand and embrace the passion of denim.

Selvage denim is made on old-style shuttle looms. On these looms the fabric is woven with one continuous cross thread (the weft) that is passed back and forth all the way down the length of the bolt. The “self-edge” or selvage is created as the weft loops back into the edge of the denim. This edge is desirable since it can’t fray like it does on lower grade denims that have an open edge due to separate wefts.

The selvage edge is usually stitched with a colored thread. On vintage jeans some selvage denim have green, brown or yellow thread running down the edge. These stitches were distinctions used by the mills to differentiate between fabrics. Most known is the red selvage, however from Fall Winter 2011, Nudie Jeans exclusively have orange selvage thread.

The old shuttle looms produce three meters of 75 centimeter-wide selvage denim per hour, and a modern loom is more than ten times faster”.

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Grim Tim Dry Orange Selvage – available here – Made of 13,5 oz Japanese denim. The warp has been dipped 13 times in pure indigo on top of sulphur to create a unique green cast. The fabric has a right hand construction withy slubby yarn and tight weaving. For an authentic vintage look the weft has a beige shade. Features orange selvage edge and buttons and rivets made of silver.

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Thin Finn Dry Flat Selvage – available here – Dry Italian 13,25 oz. selvage denim with a little red-cast. Compact and regular with a smooth, flat surface. On this style selvage stripe on coin pocket and silver trims is found. Nudie Jeans orange threads all over except for the back pocket which is faded indigo. 100% cotton.

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Grim Tim Open Dry Selvage – available here – Italian 12 oz. denim with white selvage edge. A very open construction where the weft shines through. The surface is flat and dry, slightly shiny with a subtle streakiness. On this style selvage stripe on coin pocket and silver trims is found. Nudie Jeans orange threads all over except for the back pocket embo which is faded indigo. 100% cotton.