Category Archives: Denimopedia

Black denim: wearing, washing and the pop cultural aspect

Without black jeans, the world would be a much duller and conformist place dwell. Imagine The Velvet Underground without black denim. It’s impossible, doesn’t work that way. In the 50’s Levi Strauss & Co. decided that they needed to update their 1837 classic in some way. They needed a poster boy. When they found him, he was […]

Sanford's war on shrinkage

One of the greatest headaches for denim aficionados is washing those dry jeans for the first time. Will they shrink? If so, how much of inseam and waistline will be lost? Today, almost all dry denim fabrics are pre-shrunk to prevent radical shrinkage when you wash your jeans for the first time. The care label says to […]

Battle of the fly: zipper vs. buttons

Since the 1930’s people have been debating whether zippers are superior to buttons as a method of keeping the fly shut. For the denim puritan, there is no alternative: there should be buttons, period. And although it’s more historically accurate, the zipper has won a lot of people over. But they both have pros and cons. Buttons […]

Selvage denim

Selvage or selvedge denim is made on old-style shuttle looms. The fabric is woven using one continuous cross thread; the weft. As the weft loops back into the edge of the weave the selvage edge is created. This edge is usually stitched with a coloured thread. On vintage jeans, some selvage denim has green, brown or yellow […]

Denimopedia - Honeycombs

The denim on the back of the knee gets creases from the repeated folding. It creates a unique fading that will appear in a pattern that looks similar to the honeycombs made by bees. You usually see these honeycombs on dry denim after a few weeks wearing. When you finally wash your dry jeans, after at least […]

What is green cast and red cast?

Depending on the method of dying it will result in different shades or casts: yellow, black, brown, red or green cast. You usually don´t see what cast it is on prewashed denim as the effect gets more apparent when the denim have been worn and washed. The picture above is from our concept store in Sydney and […]

Nudie Jeans and the History of Woad/Guado

Since ancient times the woad plant has been cultivated and used to make blue dyestuff in many European countries. It was already known in Egypt, possibly as far back as 1000 B.C. In 1498 Vasco da Gama brought the Indian indigo to Europe. The woad industry was such a cash crop for Europeans, and the early indigo […]

Selvage - We Love Slow Denim

  SELVAGE DENIM IS MADE on old-style shuttle looms. The fabric is woven using one continuous cross thread; the weft. As the weft loops back into the edge of the weave the selvage edge is created. This edge is usually stitched with a coloured thread. On vintage jeans, some selvage denim has green, brown or yellow thread […]

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