Selvedge: Denim made the old way

Woven on vintage shuttle looms, selvedge denim is known for its characterful appearance and premium quality.

Selvedge denim can be identified by its signature stripe. This marks the edge of the cloth which has been woven together on the loom to remove the raw edge. Self-edged / selvedge, get it? Modern projectile looms do not produce denim to this same finish, leaving edges raw or overlocked which doesn’t look as nice. Selvedge denim leaves the loom with a tighter, stronger weave giving the denim better durability and longevity. To top it all it just looks better.

We source our selvedge denim from Candiani in Milan, Italy and Collect in Kojima, Japan.

Selvedge Denim

made the old way

Candiani, Italy

Candiani are masters in their craft, producing some of the world’s best selvedge denim.

Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of all stages of production at Candiani. Their dye process is micro-plastics-free, they use solar power and water recycling, and all their cotton is BCI certified.

Most of the selvedge we use is Regenagri© certified denim (which supports regenerative agriculture) or 100% Organic Cotton. We are proud to be one of the first brands in the world to use Regenagri© denim cloth to make our jeans.

Collect, Japan

Collect Mill was established in 1992 in Kojima as part of the Japanese old-style-denim renaissance. Along with other renowned mills they started to reproduce traditional raw denim,

They have an artisanal approach to denim production with an emphasis on taking more time to make less cloth better. Highest quality cotton only is selected and blended. The tension and stubbiness (uneven thickness) of yarn is varied by experienced specialists to define the final look and feel of your jeans.

Everything is rope dyed rather than on a beam. The yarns are twisted together and cycled through repeated dipping and oxidisation. The process results in deeper darker tones and gives a ‘3D colour’. Again this involves a greater investment of time.

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Selvedge Denim


Selvedge Denim

Jackets & Shirts

M16 Selvedge Denim Jacket / Double Black

A modern denim jacket, made to our exclusive design, using the best features from classic workwear and motorcycling garments....

Titanium Shirt

Half the weight of our best selling Iron Shirt with all the same killer details.* 8.5oz selvedge indigo denim gently woven on...

Iron Shirt / Indigo

It was all a terrible mistake. But really it was meant to be. 16oz dark indigo selvedge denim overshirt that will last you fo...

Iron Shirt / Double Black

16oz double black selvedge denim overshirt that will last you for years. Made with great skill and perseverance right here in...

Bob Job Selvedge Chore Coat

Chore jacket? No thanks! We want a chore COAT and we want to go out in it. Longer than a jacket with enough room to fit layer...

Lucky13 Selvedge Denim Jacket

Classic denim jacket style in a fitted cut, with added functional details. Another version of our M16 jacket, now in a lighte...