Why denim lovers prefer selvage denim?
Denim experts know about the different types for this fabric, used mainly on jeans, but today we will talk specifically about one that has become very popular over the years: selvage denim.
“Selvage denim is one of the strongest of its type, with the particularity to have his edges finished, which prevents the fabric from unraveling and makes jeans more durable, that is why more popular chooses this type of denim over the rest”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.
The edge of the selvage denim is similar to the hem of a regular finished pair of jeans, with the edges sewn with a machine, which makes it different to the regular denim.
The jeans manufactured with selvage denim are some of the most popular and stylish ones, although the most known styles are manufactured in the United States, some Japanese manufacturing companies also create some of the most desirable selvage jeans.
Selvage denim is used to create trousers with narrow fabric, while preventing the fabric from raveling, and adding extra strength to a pair of jeans. Selvage denim is half as wide as a non-selvage one, as it only measures 32” typically, while regular denim is available commonly with 62” wide.
Most selvage jeans available are for men, mainly because of the tough texture of the fabric, but there are also some styles for women, the difference is on the cut, while men’s jeans are cut on a straight out seam, jeans for women is cut in order for denim to embrace the women’s curves.
“To guarantee the selvage jeans will last you for too long, it is necessary to follow carefully the wash instructions indicated on the labels of the jeans, this will help them maintaining the regular shape of the jeans and their color”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.