Our jeans are made from rigid and raw 14.5oz Selvedge denim. Selvedge denim is the only true “vintage” denim as its woven on old-school machines called shuttle looms.
These old looms were commonplace in American denim mills from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. In the 1950s, with the rising of youth culture, the birth of rock & roll and the creation of Hollywood celebrity culture, the mills soon abandoned these slower special machines and adopted newer, faster, mass production facilities. Several Japanese mills were happy to pick up many of the discarded looms (and also made reproductions of the vintage machines) so that they could revive the art of denim.
Selvedge denim is special because it is rare and expensive, because it cannot be mass-produced, and because each yard of denim is a unique piece of wearable art. Just flip up the cuff of your jeans or look inside the coin-pocket to see the neat white & blue “self edge” (hence the term selvedge), which is the “proof” that this denim is made on a shuttle loom and not a new mass-production loom.
We are proud to be one of the first stores in Portland to start utilizing Stampt, a San Francisco based customer loyalty program for your iPhone. Download it on iTunes and use it when you come in, just like our current Rewards Card.
Every $100 spent equals a stamp, get 10 stamps and receive $50 off your next purchase.
Exchanges must be made within 30 days of purchase.
ALL sale items are final sale.
Free shipping on orders over $100. Continental U.S. only. Returns or exchanges accepted within 30 days of purchase. We can not guarantee the correct size will be available upon exchange.
We have featured art at Local35 since we opened in 2003, and we are looking to broaden our horizon. Help us find the next artist for a new solo show. We are looking for almost any medium... Clothing, Painting, photography, sculpture, video art, etc, we want to see something amazing.