We just added another premium selvage quality to our solid selvage range – this time from Okayama, Japan. Tuff Tony Ten-Pin Selvage is made with a 13 oz. fabric, and due to low-tension weaving, it has a tactile feel to it. The surface is slightly fuzzy, a result of leaving the protruding cotton fibers on the surface. When broken in, Tuff Tony Ten-Pin Selvage will get that unmistakable vintage look.
This 13 oz. premium, indigo selvage denim is crafted by the Yamaashi Orimono weaving mill in Okayama, Japan. With its awe-inspiring vintage look, it is best described as a time capsule.
We look far and wide for the greatest denim, and to be fair, we are picky. Some weaves spark an interest; some don't. Others grow on us, But a select few hits like a ton of bricks. And that's exactly what we felt when we first laid eyes on this selvage denim. Both warp and weft yarns have been ring-spun from unbleached organic cotton, and the warp has been dip-dyed 11 times in pure indigo while the weft has its natural cotton color.
The fabric structure and tactility are products of low-tension weaving. It's a sparse weaving process done by the great standards of the past. And above all, you can see the craftsmanship behind it.