Ragged fraying is not new to denim alone. Intentional fraying adds edge interest to raw natural muslins in this art installation by Bruce Chatwin.
Plaid lined jeans call out for rolled cuffs giving emphasis to the hem. Likewise the pocket edges are rolled into plaid cottons. Further benefitting from a bit of degradation to give the impression of age.
Broken seams, torn edges and ripped details are details that we love in our quest for a garment that looks aged and well loved. It helps if they are Japanese which have the added value of japan indigo romance.
Original selvedge denims are the most sought after for being the original and iconic internal seaming worn to be seen as rolled cuffs. Red selvedge is today thought of as the original however, white selvedge is in fact the first and the most original denim edge woven on original shuttle looms way back when.
Rough and ready hems and seams on original aged jeans and old look replicas.
Seams on the original orange tab jeans to the left benefit from aggressive high low 3D finishing on all seams and exposed edges. Even when the bleach level is light the light dark contrast is marked.
Heavy rust tint on an extremely old pair of confederate jeans highlights the white selvedge on the inside seam.
Twin and triple needling on big rolled cuffs end naturally in a rough cut edge.
Contrived giant shaped style denims created with twin and triple needle seams, finished with raw edgings.