One of the coolest fades of denim, the fade of selvedge!

The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to denim fades is the fades at the base of the legs and the back of the knees.
One of the cool fades in denim is the selvedge fade.
Japanese who grow denim from raw denim, many of them are also particular about it.

70s Levi’s 501”66 model-latter half”
70s Levi’s 501”66 model-latter half”

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Selvedge puckering fade

There are two types of selvedge.
Twill weave selvedge and plain weave selvedge.

Denim Twill weave selvedge.
Denim Plain weave selvedge.

Look at the white part of the selvedge.
You can see the difference between Twill weave selvedge and Plain weave selvedge.

DENIM Twill weave selvedge.
DENIM Plain weave selvedge.
Comparison of color fading between twill weave selvedge and plain weave selvedge.

Twill weave selvedge and plain weave selvedge, the difference appears in the puckering fade on the front side.
It will be easier to understand if you compare two denims on top of each other.
Twill weave selvedge is uneven and gives a strong contrast.
Plain weave selvedge. Does not give a very strong contrast.

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Twill weave selvedge shrinkage
Plain weave selvedge shrinkage
Width of selvedge

The reason is that the Twill weave selvedge curls up a bit to match the shrinkage of the denim.
Plain weave selvedge is a fade only for the thickness of denim.
Also, the narrower the selvedge width, the stronger the puckering fade.
It may be said that Japanese replica vintage jeans, which are trying to faithfully reproduce the details of vintage jeans, are 100% narrow.

The choice between Twill weave selvedge and Plain weave selvedge is, after all, a preference.

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By the way, it is a comparison with and without selvedge.

70s Levi's 501 and 90s Levi's 501 with or without selvedge.
Difference between 70s Levi's 501 and 90s Levi's 501 Selvedge Fade.

Levi’s 501 in the 70’s and Levi’s 501 in the 90’s.
501 with 70’s selvedge has a stronger puckering fade.
Personally, I prefer the 70’s Levi’s 501 Selvedge Puckering Fade.


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