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In The Dog House: Schoolboy Error.
Selvedge denim. What a complete and utter waste of money. Stiff, heavy and uncomfortable. And a bugger to wash. A totally inferior product to modern fabrics. Yet somehow, because the Japanese have started resurrecting it's manufacture (ever wondered why it stopped being made in the first place?), and slapping ridiculous price tags on it, deluded fools the the west think it's the coolest thing ever.
I have a pair of selvedge jeans. I tried washing them after a reasonable period, and they look shit. And they've never really been comfortable. I'm an idiot for buying them
Seriously? It stopped getting made because it was cheaper to do it on mechanical looms- nothing to do with product development. Heavy yes, depending on weight of denim used but I've never ever put on a pair and thought ' these are too heavy to wear' . Stiff yes, until worn in. Comfortable ? Come on really, my Levis are like silk . They don't have an expanding waistband though if thats what you mean. Expensive? Its all relative, I'm happy to spend £200 on jeans, whereas some folk are happy to spend £200 on a day at football. Nothing to do with cool, all about quality for me.
What brand did you buy? How did you wash them? And if they are Levis with the number 555 stamped on the top button I'll give you £20 for them , paypal gift.
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