5 Reasons to Buy Raw Denim

You’ve heard all the hype surrounding raw denim and maybe you’re considering buying a pair of your very own, but you might have a hard time getting past the price tag. Raw denim can cost anywhere between $50-$300 for starter pairs so it’s natural to question if buying raw is worth the cost. For all the soon-to-be converted raw denim rookies, here are 5 reasons to introduce raw denim into your wardrobe:    

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What is Selvage Denim?

There’s a good chance that even if you’re not sure what selvage denim is, you’ve already seen it for yourself. Selvage/selvedge (or self-edge) describes a band woven on a shuttle loom that prevents your denim from raveling. Authentic selvage bands are a mark of high quality and craftsmanship, although they are often artificially recreated on lower-grade denim for aesthetic appeal.  Selvage vs. SelvedgeThe terms ‘selvage’ and ‘selvedge’ can both be used to spell this denim technique. ‘Selvage’ is typically an American term, while ‘selvedge’ is commonly used in Europe.  Selvage vs. Raw DenimWhile often used interchangeably, selvage and raw denim are not the same thing. Selvage refers to the edge on the denim while raw refers to the absence of...

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