Selvedge Denim: 6 Brands Worth Investing In

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I'd go as far to say that I'm a big fan of  denim. If an addict is someone that does something, or uses something every single day, then I'm addicted to indigo. Not always in leg form, I've got  shirts, jackets, t-shirts, indigo dyed socks and jersey. Even cushions and blankets. But how do you decide which denim brands to invest in? It does come down to personal preference most of the time; from recommendation, fit, price, quality and brand name. 
While I don't profess to be an expert, I wanted to share a few of my favourite brands, which are all worth your hard earned money. 
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Levi's Vintage Clothing

Where we suspect it all began. There's Lee and Wrangler, but then there's Levi's. These days Levi's mainline label create some nice denim and sometimes the odd nice pair of selvedge cut jeans, but if you're looking for something a little higher in quality then search for  Levi's Vintage Clothing, or  LVC. Levi's have delved into their design archive to reproduce some of the most interesting denim you'll find on the market. From the button weight, label material and fits, to original work wear detail and sometimes lack of (rivets were removed in the 30s to save money, and this is reflected on the rework).
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Edwin

This brand has made some big waves since we started consuming more social media, but  Edwin has been weaving bang on indigo since the early 1960s. Taking the name from a switch around of the word Denim, and tipping the M upside down, the  Japanese label create some very affordable selvedge and none-selvedge denim, in a wide range of cuts, colours and processes. Check out their signature rainbow selvedge. 
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Hiut Denim

Hailing from a small town in Wales, with a rich history in denim production and manual labour, Hiut Denim set about bringing jobs back to the area. Back in the day, the town would see 35,000 pairs of jeans created each week, but one day that trade ran dry. The factory closed. A few decades later one local entrepreneur decided to rebuild the town’s indigo roots. Hiut’s moto is to “Do One Thing Well,” which has led them to create some of the finest jeans you’re likely to find. And jeans are all they do. Also see  Dawson Denim and  Albam Clothing
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Iron Heart

Seriously heavy denim from some guys who are seriously into denim. A niche brand if we're ever seen one, but  Iron Heart denim comes listed on eBay quite frequently. Known for their no-nonsense indigo denim, in weights no lesser than 13oz (going up to 30oz!). For that classic American look, these are your guys. Especially for those of us who know our way around a motorbike. 
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3Sixteen

If you chat to folk interested in denim, then it won’t be long before  3Sixteen pops up. Founded just over a decade ago, 3sixteen don’t profess to be a global force-type brand. Rather, they pride themselves on jeans that’ll kick ass for longer than a few rough winters. Using denim directly from the Kuroki Mills in Okayma, Japan and constructed in the US, 3sixteen offer a hearty range of selvedge denim in classic fits, across several weights.
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Tellason

These boys are the business when it comes to hardwearing, rugged denim. And the due behind the brand are well versed in the deep blue stuff, being located in the original denim capital - San Francisco. The city is well-know for its link with Levi's and the Golden Handshake between then and the Cone Mill of North Carolina. Well, Pete and the  Tellason team have taken that spirit and picked it with a typically British punk attitude towards business (they're massive fans of The Clash), to produce selvedge denim which is recognized globally. 
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