Lee 101z Dry Selvedge Jeans £47.95 inc P&P (normally £140+) @ oki-ni
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Lee 101z Dry Selvedge Jeans £47.95 inc P&P (normally £140+) @ oki-ni

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Found 27th Dec 2011
Fantastic jeans and a real bargain for those that appreciate quality.

Sorry, no tesco 2 stripe tracksuit bottoms here.
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i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i think it jus looks kinna stupid, will people not think they were just a little too long? lol
jonnyd1987

i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i … i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i think it jus looks kinna stupid, will people not think they were just a little too long? lol



Agreed and not so very long ago "designer jeans" all came in one leg length - too long for everyone - so that you had to turn them up. That was no fashion statement, just the way things were done.

I suppose the yellow thread is to show the difference between over-priced jeans and the ones purchased at a regular price but with legs that are too long.

As a side question why does anyone pay £140 plus for a pair of cotton trousers? oO
cibarious

Agreed and not so very long ago "designer jeans" all came in one leg … Agreed and not so very long ago "designer jeans" all came in one leg length - too long for everyone - so that you had to turn them up. That was no fashion statement, just the way things were done.I suppose the yellow thread is to show the difference between over-priced jeans and the ones purchased at a regular price but with legs that are too long. ;)As a side question why does anyone pay £140 plus for a pair of cotton trousers? oO



I knew a guy who bought a pair of jeans for £200. They had what looked like yellow paint splashes all over them (as part of the design). He bought them as he liked the designer name and the fit, and then proceeded to scratch off the paint. Some people have more money than sense.
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jonnyd1987

i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i … i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i think it jus looks kinna stupid, will people not think they were just a little too long? lol

jonnyd1987

i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i … i know that the "turn up" at the bottom is the style of these jeans, i think it jus looks kinna stupid, will people not think they were just a little too long? lol



Selvage denim (alternative spelling: selvedge denim) is a type of denim, which forms a clean natural edge that does not unravel. It is commonly presented in the unwashed or raw state. Typically, the selvage edges will be located along the out-seam of the pants, making it visible when cuffs are worn.

The word "selvage" comes from the phrase "self-edge", the natural edge of a roll of fabric. As applied to denim, it means that which is made on old-style shuttle looms. These looms weave fabric with one continuous cross thread (the weft) that is passed back and forth all the way down the length of the bolt. As the weft loops back into the edge of the denim it creates this “self-edge” or selvage. Selvage is desirable because the edge cannot fray like denim made on a projectile loom that has separate wefts, which leave an open edge that must be stitched. This advantage is only realized on one edge of the fabric, however, as the fabric has to be cut to shape and anywhere it is cut the self-edge is lost.

Shuttle looms weave a narrower piece of fabric, and thus a longer piece of fabric is required to make a pair of jeans (approximately 3 yards). To maximize yield, traditional jean makers use the fabric all the way to the selvedge edge. When the cuff is turned up, the two selvedge edges (where the denim is sewn together) can be seen. The selvage edge is usually stitched with colored thread: green, white, brown, yellow, and (most commonly) red. Fabric mills used these colors to differentiate between fabrics.

Most selvage jeans today are dyed with synthetic indigo, but natural indigo dye is available in some denim labels. Though they are supposed to have the same chemical makeup, there are more impurities in the natural indigo dye. Loop dying machines feed a rope of cotton yarn through vats of indigo dye and then back out. The dye is allowed to oxidize before the next dip. Multiple dips create a deep dark indigo blue.

In response to increased demand for jeans in the 1950s, American denim manufacturers replaced the old shuttle style looms with modern projectile looms. The new looms produced fabric faster and wider (60 inches or wider). Synthetic dying techniques along with post-dye treatments were introduced to control shrink and twist.

Selvage denim is one of the more expensive denims because of its durability, and self-edge that will never fray.
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Manchester... Baggy...

Now there's jeans. Heheh.
Wouldn't pay the RRP for them but the price at the moment seems decent. Few good sellers on ebay selling Edwin jeans using selvage denim, they send them straight from Japan they are around the same price give or take maybe £20 and can vouch for their quality.
tcubed

Wouldn't pay the RRP for them but the price at the moment seems decent. … Wouldn't pay the RRP for them but the price at the moment seems decent. Few good sellers on ebay selling Edwin jeans using selvage denim, they send them straight from Japan they are around the same price give or take maybe £20 and can vouch for their quality.



Any links / item numbers?
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tcubed

Wouldn't pay the RRP for them but the price at the moment seems decent. … Wouldn't pay the RRP for them but the price at the moment seems decent. Few good sellers on ebay selling Edwin jeans using selvage denim, they send them straight from Japan they are around the same price give or take maybe £20 and can vouch for their quality.



Just be careful, I've seen fake Edwins in thailand and hong kong.
RoyalVilla

Any links / item numbers?




I can vouch for blue7oceans, bought off him before and I think he was recommended by somebody else if memory serves correctly. Based in Japan and sends them from there. He's been around a few years and he's also a bit flexible on the price you can usually haggle a little bit.
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