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Let's all wear selvedge denim [clothes]

HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Social Entropy++
We shall have no more of shoddy jeans from Wal-Mart.

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wikipedia wrote:
Selvage denim (also called 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. Although selvage denim is not completely synonymous with unwashed denim, the presence of selvage typically implies that the denim used is a higher quality.

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 can’t fray like lower grade denims that have separate wefts which leave an open edge that must be stitched. Shuttle looming is a more time-consuming weaving process that produces denim of a tighter weave resulting in a heavier weight fabric that lasts.

Shuttle looms weave a more narrow 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 selvage edge. When the cuff is turned up the two selvage edges, where the denim is sewn together, can be seen. The selvage edge is usually stitched with colored thread: green, white, brown, yellow, and red (red is the most common). Fabric mills used these colors to differentiate between fabrics.

This shit is quality. It looks good and it lasts.

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It's more expensive than your typical pair of jeans, but for the right reasons: it takes extra time and extra effort to make it in the right way. And because it's a tighter weave that doesn't need stitching, it can last much longer.

So you might not have a closet of the stuff. But you could have one pair. One special pair.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    unless you're John Leguizamo.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    my new boots fit amazingly well and I'm rather happy about the purchase


    anybody know how much it would cost to get a pair of jeans hemmed, on average?

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  • LuvCherieLuvCherie Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have a question. I've never had something tailored outside of a store provided service, so I'm not sure which is the better choice. I'm interested in a button front, long sleeve shirt that is available at two locations. At one store it is $58 but 1-2 sizes too big. At the second store it is $89 and the correct size. Is it likely to be less than $89 to buy the $58 shirt and have it altered?

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm hoping to get some job interviews lined up in the next couple weeks or so, so I'll be needing a new suit before then. Suit buying is a lot of fun.

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  • BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited January 2010
    I absolutely love wearing suits...

    But it is usually way too warm to wear a 3-piece here in SoCal! :P

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bogey wrote: »
    I absolutely love wearing suits...

    But it is usually way too warm to wear a 3-piece here in SoCal! :P
    Tropical weight wool

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ugh, throw out all but the second plz. update OP.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    linen suit


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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    are you about to serve someone drinks at a poolside bar

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited January 2010
    bongi on
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    wow that guy looks a lot like a friend's ex boyfriend

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ugh i hate paul smith's heavy striping this season

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i need to re-emphasize

    i hate it.

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited January 2010
    everywhere here has heavy striping this season

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited January 2010
    i love stripes

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    tom ford's just a bitch with stripes anyway

    e: i'm fine w/ stripes. just not the heavy 1930s gangster stripes

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    me too

    Bill Murray is a hoot

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited January 2010
    tom ford

    gayest man ever?

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    all signs point to yes

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Three-piece suits are amazingly hot in every way

    Except I think the pattern on that first suit picture is sort of terrible. Unless your goal is to look like Gene Kelly from the beginning of 'Broadway Melody' or Professor Harold Hill, in which case, by all means.

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Scarlet do you even own a three-piece suit

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Harrier wrote: »
    Scarlet do you even own a three-piece suit

    can someone import a :rolleyes: for me here

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  • ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't own one.
    They're awful.

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  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    my new boots fit amazingly well and I'm rather happy about the purchase


    anybody know how much it would cost to get a pair of jeans hemmed, on average?

    I had a pair of slacks hemmed, and I forget how much it was, but I think it was like $4-8 or so. Definitely worth it.

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  • Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    gay

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LuvCherie wrote: »
    I have a question. I've never had something tailored outside of a store provided service, so I'm not sure which is the better choice. I'm interested in a button front, long sleeve shirt that is available at two locations. At one store it is $58 but 1-2 sizes too big. At the second store it is $89 and the correct size. Is it likely to be less than $89 to buy the $58 shirt and have it altered?

    depending on how it's made it might not be able to be altered directly. But they can usually at least put "darts" where they pin some material to the back seams so it pulls the material in for a tailored look.

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I also have a question about alterations

    I have the a suit I'd like to have the lining replaced in

    is this possible/not ridiculously expensive

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Question:

    If I'm wearing a dress shirt with button down collar casually, and have the top button of the shirt unbuttoned, does it look better to have the collar buttoned or unbuttoned?

    I've typically gone for unbuttoned in the past, but I'm really not sure

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I probably wouldn't wear one like that in the first place, but if I did, the collar would be buttoned down.

    In the meantime, you look like a kid who found his dad's dress shirts and decided to dress like a growned-up

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This is how vain I am

    POSTING MY FAVORITE ACCESSORY AGAIN
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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yes, your hair is delightful Sheri. I keep trying to tell my wife she'd look good with hers that way but she thinks it'd make her face look fat.

    I have a sweet 3 piece suit that's about two sizes two big. I'm not sure how much it'll be to get it altered but damn I want to.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    looooving my new shoes the fit and color and price were perfect.
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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Those are some nice shoes

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That jacket is so cool.

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm also wearing one glove

    It's off camera

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    I'm also wearing one glove

    It's off camera

    Liar

    she's lying everybody

    full of lies

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    I'm also wearing one glove

    It's off camera

    w/e Michael

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    I'm also wearing one glove

    It's off camera

    Liar

    she's lying everybody

    full of lies

    How would you know, you weren't even there!

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  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User
    edited January 2010
    someone post communistcow.jpg

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Question:

    If I'm wearing a dress shirt with button down collar casually, and have the top button of the shirt unbuttoned, does it look better to have the collar buttoned or unbuttoned?

    I've typically gone for unbuttoned in the past, but I'm really not sure
    I'm told you can pull off the unbuttoned Oxford collar if you're Italian

    If you're not Italian or of any similarity to Italians in appearance and overall style, it's probably best to leave the collar buttoned down

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have never worn a three piece suit. I've worn suits a couple of times, tuxes a couple of times, and the old khakis and blazer thing a few times. That's about it. Lower middle class parents, upper lower class blue collar shift worker currently, so not a lot of reasons to wear suits.

    I would like to get a nice suit some time and have it tailored, but that is a ways off. I guess every man is supposed to own a couple of suits, right? I own two, they are second hand from the closeted gay son of my parents' friend and seem to fit pretty well. They have pretty thin lapels, not sure if I like that or not.

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