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    I have been thinking about this for a while and I think this is the year. I dont wear denim a lot but I am not super thrilled with what I have. I dont want to drop big coin yet but I need the "Seiko 5" of selvedge. That one that is pretty good for the money and leads you down the terribly expensive road. Target used to have one but I see its hard to find in stores. Any other suggestions? Uniqlo?

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    Gustin

    https://www.weargustin.com/store/jea...the-greensboro

    $66 for a pair of classic, made in the USA, selvedge Jean is ridiculous.

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    • #3
      Check out Unbranded https://theunbrandedbrand.com/collections/all
      They are a pretty good starter pair. All of their colors are pretty much either dark blue or black. Amazon sells most of the colors/fits too so it's easy to try them too if need be.

      You could probably find a pair of "nicer" selvedge for the same price on sale, but with a lot of brands it can be hard to know exactly what you're getting into with each pair; a lot of brands make a lot of weird colors with weird fabrics whereas with these it will be as normal as possible.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
        Gustin

        https://www.weargustin.com/store/jea...the-greensboro

        $66 for a pair of classic, made in the USA, selvedge Jean is ridiculous.
        ustin is where I want to end up. I am a little intimidated by the measurement process and making sure I get the selvedge the way I want. I have a buddy that has ordered several pair of thier chino style pants and he had to try a couple of times to get his comfortable and correct.

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        • #5
          Uniqlo. If they have your size in stock. They have that nice thick selvedge feel when breaking them in, break in nicely, and of course have the selvedge stitch.

          Note on sizing - NOT vanity sized. Size up 1-2 compared to BR jeans, size up 2-3 compared to JCrew or Levi's jeans.

          For comparison, I'm a 30 waist in JCrew and Levi's jeans, 32 in BR jeans, and need a 33 in Uniqlo. Real waist measurement is 33-34, depending on how well I've stuck to my diet that week.

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          • #6
            You can get the target pair online, and normal sizing rules apply. Unless you want to go out of your way to shrink them, just buy the size you buy for any other pants.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Domino View Post
              You can get the target pair online, and normal sizing rules apply. Unless you want to go out of your way to shrink them, just buy the size you buy for any other pants.
              sizes are pretty limited but I am looking. I dont mind ordering online since I can return in store.

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              • #8
                I'll list one not to buy - JCrew. I forget which model it is, but I have a pair of selvedge. Other than the stitch, they look and feel like any other pair of light weight jeans. Definitely not the selvedge experience.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
                  I'll list one not to buy - JCrew. I forget which model it is, but I have a pair of selvedge. Other than the stitch, they look and feel like any other pair of light weight jeans. Definitely not the selvedge experience.
                  good looking out, thanks

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                  • #10
                    Gap. I have one pair of selvedge and like you I didn't want to spend a lot of money on them. I waited for a 50% off sale and pulled the trigger. I have no other selvedge to compare the jeans to but so far so good. The next time I'm at Uniqlo I'll likely give their selvedge jeans a look.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                      ustin is where I want to end up. I am a little intimidated by the measurement process and making sure I get the selvedge the way I want. I have a buddy that has ordered several pair of thier chino style pants and he had to try a couple of times to get his comfortable and correct.
                      If you are concerned, reach out to their customer service. They are excellent. They let me return multiple items that did not fit right.

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                      • #12
                        I've had good luck with DSTLD Denim https://www.dstld.com/. The issue is they only have selvedge occasionally. It looks like they've changed their line a bit since I last bought jeans from them. I like their straight fit and have one selvedge straight fit pair from them, and two non-selvedge raw denim pair (meaning they were not rinsed after dying but are not made of selvedge denim - jeans can be either raw, or selvedge, or both. IMO if you want custom fades going raw is more important than getting selvedge.) that I've had for longer. The oldest are probably 3+ years old and have faded beautifully. The selvedge ones, which are about a year old, likewise are fading nicely.

                        Looking at their straight fit jeans now, it looks like they don't have any selvedge, or even non-selvedge raw denim ones anymore. They have a dark wash they claim gives you the raw denim look (and also they claim will fade over time) but without the raw denim hassle. Their raw denim and selvedge raw were sanforized to minimize shrinking, but they did shrink some on the first wash, and you have to hang them dry rather than use the dryer. They're not super cheap but by no means are they super expensive either. About in the ballpark of Unbranded price wise. I had not heard of Unbranded until this thread, but it looks like they are operating on the same model DSTLD started on, but with DSTLD's changes, if you want the true raw selvedge denim experience I would look elsewhere at this point since they seem to have moved away from that niche.
                        Last edited by mark4; November 4th, 2019, 12:07 PM.
                        “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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                        • #13
                          I'll add a +1 for Target. Inexpensive and seems like they got a good review on the main site a while back. I've got a pair in their "slim straight" fit which to me hits a nice sweet spot -- they fit kind of like modernized 501s. The leg opening is about 1/2" smaller (folded flat) than 501s and they trimmed out some of the bulk above the knee. I bought my normal size and they were spot on.

                          Looks like they were blowing them out for $20 and now they're out of stock:

                          https://www.target.com/p/men-s-slim-...76#lnk=sametab

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                            I have been thinking about this for a while and I think this is the year. I dont wear denim a lot but I am not super thrilled with what I have. I dont want to drop big coin yet but I need the "Seiko 5" of selvedge. That one that is pretty good for the money and leads you down the terribly expensive road. Target used to have one but I see its hard to find in stores. Any other suggestions? Uniqlo?
                            How about Amazon for under $60?

                            Here's the dappered article with link:

                            https://dappered.com/2018/09/in-revi...elvedge-denim/

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                            • #15
                              Maybe it would help if we knew the WHY behind you specifically wanting selvedge jeans. It is the quality, the durability, the way the seam looks, because you want raw denim to create your own unique wear patterns, etc?

                              Because if it's about quality or durability, a $30 pair of jeans is a $30 pair of jeans regardless of whether they are selvedge or not.

                              If it's because you like the way they look or like the seam style when you roll up the cuff then probably any brand will do the trick as long as they fit.

                              If you want raw denim, look outside of selvedge jeans. Just because they are selvedge doesn't mean they are raw and vice versa.

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