A traditional 5 pocket jean made from a BCI certified selvedge denim woven in a factory which recycles all the water it uses.
Weighing in at 14oz, it is tough but light enough to be worn every day. In a deep green indigo caste, the yarns are made using a long staple fibre making the fabric stronger whilst retaining a softness. Rare in Denims.
Beautifully finished in a simple design and upholding all the true traditions of denim. Howies have given them subtle styling features and essential details like chain-stitched hems, reinforced pocket bags and rivets or bar tacks at key stress points to increase durability.
Selvedge Denim is made the slow way, a traditional style of denim woven on vintage shuttle looms. Those rare old looms sedately rattle out just three metres of fabric per hour (that’s around 10 times slower than most modern mass-production machines).
The clunky, slow and steady rhythm produces far less stress on the yarn and finished denim with a lot more character. They also give your jeans that trademark stripe on the outer edge seam and the unique, high contrast wear patterns we love so much.
Breaking them in
Selvedge jeans look fantastic after a year or two of wear. The trick is to wear them without washing them for as long as possible. This will allow them to develop their own distinctive wear marks and a high contrast fade pattern, unique to you.
Some tips for getting a good fade
1. Use and abuse them as much as possible. Wear ’em and wear ’em, then wear ’em some more.
2. Hold off from washing them for as long as possible, they need at least 6 months to age.
3. If the stink gets too bad, put them in the freezer overnight, it will kill off the bacteria.
4. When you do finally give in and wash them, do it inside out on a cool wash. By hand is better.
5. Drip dry or lay them out flat. Never tumble dry.
6. They will shrink a bit in the wash, so give them a little stretch while they’re still damp.
7. Avoid white sofas, walls and radiators if you can. You might leave a blue mark.