Selvedge Denim Jeans
Japanese Selvedge Denim is what we do at URAHARA.
From the pioneers of Japanese denim such as Fullcount and Iron Heart to the latest brands in Tanuki Eat Dust and Trophy Clothing we are lucky to have close relationships with the worlds best denim makers. Those relationships allowed us to develop our own range of Godspeed denim using original fabric's and hardware with in-house designed shapes that we know truly work for our customer.
All jeans purchased at URAHARA include our complimentary Chainstitch Hemming service using our vintage Union Special 43200g machine and our lifetime denim repair service using our Singer 47w70 vintage denim repair machine.
Quality selvedge jeans from the worlds best denim brands with our guaranteed service!
What is difference between Raw and Sanforized Selvedge Denim?
Raw selvedge denim put simply is jeans that haven't been prewashed. From most denim brands there will be the option of raw jeans & once washed (sanforised) jeans. With a hot wash Raw jeans can roughly shrink anywhere from 1-2" inches, whereas once washed jeans have minimal shrinkage. At URAHARA you will notice most of the jeans we carry are once washed, we intentionally stock once washed jeans over raw jeans since it can significantly help you get into the right size pair of jeans without the worry of them shrinking later down the road.
What is Japanese Selvedge Denim?
Selvedge Denim has been around for more than 100 years, made famous by Levi's Strauss. Selvedge refers to the edges of the fabric woven on shuttle looms, a tightly woven self finishing edge that doesn't unravel. Today the best selvedge denim is manufactured in Japan using vintage shuttle looms. Brands like Big John & the 'Osaka Five' Fullcount, Evisu, DENIME, Warehouse & Studio D'Artisan pioneered the manufacturing of Selvedge denim in Japan.
How should I take care of my Denim?
At URAHARA we recommend cold washing your jeans on a gentle cycle with a eco friendly denim detergent. Whenever you think your jeans are starting to get dirty or start smelling funky, it's time to wash them. If you want a high contrast fade, we recommend not washing as often, however keep in mind washing your denim is important as build up of dirt & sweat can weaken the fabric. URAHARA offer free repairs for life on all denim bought from the store. We have a strict policy of only repairing jeans that have been washed before being brought in for repair.