For the second part of this review, I’d like to talk a little bit about selvedge. When the Japanese started making denim, they used old fashioned narrow looms which made a narrow strip of more tightly woven fabric. To the edges a different coloured fabric (usually red, but other colours were used) was attached. This was to prevent unravelling. As Levi’s and other brands started to mass produce jeans, a wider sheet of fabric was used and this led to a drop in the quality of the jeans.
I’ve been noticing a lot of denim brands branching into Japanese denim. This particular area has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years even though a good few luxury brands have been using Japanese denim for years. Now that Japanese denim has been becoming more widespread, I decided to take a look and see what the fuss is about so my plan is to take 3 jeans from 3 different brands, operating at 3 different price ranges and compare and contrast the three to see if we can get to the root of this latest fascination with Japanese selvedge denim.
With all the sales going on at the moment, one can feel a little spoiled for choice, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing! So with that in mind, here’s a few choice pieces of mine from Diesel’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection, which will keep price-savvy shoppers happy.
F/W was a very good season for diesel with a great choice of washes, spear-headed by its campaign “colour exposure” which sees denim double dyed sometimes with a completely different colour on the inside, giving a new dimension to jeans. So here are my favourites which, are now available at discount prices, as follows:
Well, this is my first review and I’m very pleased to be introducing my first purchase of the new Spring/Summer Collection from Diesel. I’m a lifelong fan of this brand. In fact, I seldom buy anything else so I always look forward to the new season stuff as it’s always interesting. The campaign varies from season to season as Diesel try to push the boundaries of denim manufacturing by utilising new techniques, washes, fabric and cuts leading to the most diverse and extensive collections every season.