Only the Japanese can make Levi Strauss' copper-riveted waist overalls

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Only the Japanese can make Levi Strauss' copper-riveted waist overalls

Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:47 am

"Waist overalls," isn't that an oxy-moron? scratch

True jeans--as they existed until the time of James Dean," can only be made with "selvage denim" dyed with pure indigo dye. The copper rivets were patented by Levi Strauss.

Selvage denim is made on old-style shuttle looms rather than modern, projectile looms. In simple terms, this means during the fabric weaving process, the cross-thread goes back and forth as one continuous thread, rather than as individual threads for each cross weave. As a result, selvage denim has a clean edge. Modern, single thread weaving has a frayed edge.

Sensing an opportunity, the Japanese bought many of the old machines off of American mills in the 1980s. It probably seemed like a good idea to the American manufacturers at the time. Many of these looms were just rusting out in the fields or scrapped for parts — the old behemoths were taking up too much space in the factories.

Japanese selvage denim is the finest and most rare on the market today. Neutral





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Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:08 am

Löb Strauß (who was not himself Japanese) got his denim from New Hamphire:


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Post  senorita on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:48 pm

I see Blue Moon was in the news this day:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/15/AR2009041502861.html


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Post  blue moon on Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:36 pm

...I see my brother, Sturgeon moon, also rated a mention.

Are you calling me an idiot, eggo?


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Post  senorita on Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:30 am

What's the frequency Kenneth?


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:16 am

It's true--George should not try to be a fashion writer. No

His deadline must have snuck up on him, and there he was without a good idea for his column. Neutral

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