BRAVE STAR SELVAGE – THE FIRST AMERICAN MADE, ALL SELVEDGE DENIM BRAND?

BRAVE STAR SELVAGE – THE FIRST AMERICAN MADE, ALL SELVEDGE DENIM BRAND?

August 14, 2016

I came across Brave Star Selvage online about 4 or 5 months ago. It seemed pretty good, but to be honest I was thrown off by the $79 price tag. I’m by no means a denim snob, but I just couldn’t see a pair of $79 dollar jeans competing with the quality I was used to. It didn’t seem logical. I know how much work goes into making a pair of jeans, where were they cutting the costs? The sewing? Were they getting cheap fabrics? But they used denim from Cone Mills and Japaneses denim from Kuroki, I just couldn’t figure it out. So foolishly, I left it alone all together. read on here...

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Raw vs. Washed...

January 05, 2016

Jeroen over at The Artisan Journal has a great article up on his blog about the raw vs. washed selvage topic and asked us our two cents. Well here it is...  

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Short Sleeve Democracy

October 07, 2015

A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE MODERN T-SHIRT

Brave Star Selvage American Made T Shirt Organic Cotton with Selvedge Denim

Like Jeans, the T-shirt has become one of the most universal pieces of clothing on the planet. The history and symbolic importance of the knitted cotton jersey is often overlooked, despite being a classic American icon and ultimate medium of branding in modern culture. Whether you have the budget of a president or peasant, everyone owns a t-shirt. Dropping Oct 7th, we'll be bringing the classic American staple to your doorsteps. Cutting out the middleman and making the aspirational attainable. Affordable American made goods; that's our mission. READ ON HERE

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Want to read what we have to say about Cone Mills...?

July 31, 2015

Cone Denim stories: Industry legends on their history with White Oak Mill

The second feature in our exclusive series on America’s oldest denim mill, WGSN Denim Editor Samuel Trotman talks to influencers about what makes Cone so extraordinary

Sam over at WGSN an Industry News/Media site has written a very cool two part feature on Cone Mills who are celebrating their 110th Anniversary this year. Check it out, its worth a read...Thanks Sam!

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Just Launched! The Tapered Selvage Chino

July 14, 2015

We have just released a very limited run of our brand new Tapered Chino in authentic 8.8oz Cramerton selvage army cloth for Pre Order starting today July 14!

 

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20 x 24 (click here for details)

June 28, 2015

20% Off our Entire Store for the Next 24HRS Only!

 

Available Exclusively on the Spring App! 

Our good friends at the Spring app are running a special this Sunday June 28th starting @ 5PM PST

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The Denim World Championship Contest 2015

February 20, 2015

Calling all Rivet Heads! We're looking for a few good men to represent Brave Star Selvage in the #DenimWorldChampionships 2015.
We will be entering two categories...

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Godzilla vs. King Kong (or Japanese Selvedge vs. American Selvage)

January 18, 2015 4 Comments

The debate over which is superior is one that will rage on as long as people continue to purchase & wear selvage. However this post is not about which is better but rather to clear up a few common misperceptions and myths about Japanese selvage and establish some facts about American selvage. (click below to continue reading)

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Fade to Black

January 11, 2015

Hello Rivet Heads

Our first post of 2015 finds us recharged and restocked! First up is the Slim Straight - we have restocked on all five qualities from the Holidays and have added our first black selvage. This is a 13.5oz 3 x 1 RHT with a natural fill yarn woven at the legendary Cone Mills White Oak plant. Black selvage was first introduced in 1950 as a one off but quickly gained notoriety as the jean of choice for outsiders and its been breakin' hearts and bustin' heads ever since. Exaggerated slub yarns will give nice uneven fade characteristics. Expect this to fade to a beautiful dusty grey in due time. Jean details include a black leather patch, neutral tan stitching and antique nickel hardwareThis is an extremely limited run and at $79 it's a wise investment for those of you who have not yet added a pair of black selvedge to the rotation yet. 

Stay tuned for news on restock in the True Straights next...

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Fully Stocked (Finally!)

October 19, 2014

Ward in our Slim Straights soaking up the good news  that we just restocked the shop!  [photo courtesy of Tyler Ash]

 

Hello Rivet Heads,

We've just taken stock of our largest delivery to date - all four fits and a denim jacket in 5 different qualities of Cone Mills selvedge denims! We couldn't be more fired up about the new shades, weaves & weights that have emerged from the indigo baths of North Carolina. From a 13.5oz 1940's shade to the beastly 16.5oz saturated indigo which we've now been carrying for the past two years. These new selvages are the epitome of the American denim craft and cannot be imitated or duplicated. So far the response has been phenomenal and we have started selling out of certain sizes and weights with plenty of great feedback from those in possession already (of selvedge of course! what you carry in those pockets is none of our business : ) If you haven't ordered from this new batch yet there's still time, so what are you waiting for?

Last but not least, if you have not signed up for our newsletter your missing out cuz thats the only way you'll find out when we'll have our next Free Shipping announcement.

 

Stay Raw,

Mik

 

 

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Skeleton Skinny Selvedge Denim back in stock for Fall 14!

September 17, 2014

Skeleton Skinny's just waiting to be broken in...

Ok, so we know its been a while since these have been available on the site which is why we are so damn excited to crow about them. The Skeleton is a skinny jean in the truest sense. This is not a Slim Fit simply sized up one size - the fit was engineered for those of us that were blessed with the leanest of frames - specifically in the seat, thigh & knee that finishes to one of the narrowest bottom openings available anywhere!  Check out the size specs here . There are 5 unique weights and finishes all from Cone Mills starting @ 14oz all the way up to the heavies at 16.5oz (c'mon we dare you to break these in). Oh yeah did we mention that prices started at a ridiculous $79. Yep, there are plenty of typo's on our site but the price ain't one of them. BOOM...

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Cone Mills 14oz Selvage

April 13, 2014

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SIZING CHART

  

The comparison to LEVI'S fit styles is merely a reference point for those unfamiliar with how our jeans fit since there is no industry sizing standard. Most people have at some point in their lives owned a pair of LEVI'S and is the greatest common fit denominator when trying to gauge jean sizing. Our pattern blocks are unique to Brave Star and have been developed and fine tuned over the years with our head pattern maker and could feel completely different on your body in comparison to a pair of LEVI'S due to fabric weight & composition. One other factor to keep in mind is that the single pair of LEVI'S that we purchased here in Los Angeles to measure and feature on our size chart is not necessarily indicative of how that same style of LEVI'S fits on you when you purchased it since we have found quite a large variance in their sizing depending on where the jean was manufactured, the weight of the fabric and the wash applied to the jean.                                        

Fit Model is wearing size 31 in all fits.

Please allow for a +/- 1/4" tolerance in the waistband vs listed spec.

SIZE 28 29 30      

BRAVE

STAR

31

LEVI'S

510

31

32 33 34 35 36
WAIST 14 3/4  15 1/4 15 3/4  16 3/4 16 17 1/4  17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4  19 1/4
F.RISE 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10  11.5

 

10 1/4   

10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11 1/2
B.RISE 12 1/2 13 13 1/2 14 1/2 15 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4
THIGH 10 1/4 10 5/8 11  11 3/8 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12 1/8 12 1/2 12 3/4
KNEE 6 1/2 6 3/4  7 5/8 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4

OPENING

5 7/8  6 1/8 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 5/8 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4

INSEAM

34 34 34 34 32 34 34 34 34 34

 

 

                             

SIZE 28 29 30

BRAVE

STAR

31

LEVI'S

511

31

32 33 34 35 36 38 40
WAIST 15 1/4 153/4 161/4  163/4 16 5/8 171/4 173/4 181/4 183/4 191/4 201/4 211/4
F.RISE

9

9.5 10 101/2 10 1/4 11 111/2 12 12 121/2 13 1/2 141/2
B.RISE 12 1/2 13 13 1/2 14 13 5/8 141/2 15 151/2 16 161/2 17 1/2 19 
THIGH 10 5/8 103/4  11 3/8 11 3/4 11 5/8 121/8 125/8 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
KNEE 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 3/4 101/4
OPENING 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 7 1/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 1/2
INSEAM 34 34 34 35 32 35 35 36 36 36 36 36

 

 

SIZE 28 29 30

BRAVE

STAR

31

LEVI'S

505

31

32 33 34 35 36 38
WAIST 151/4 153/4 161/4 163/4 161/2

 

171/4      

173/4 181/4 183/4 191/4 201/4
F.RISE 10 101/4 101/2 103/4 12 103/4 11 111/4 111/2 113/4 121/4
B. RISE 123/4 131/4 13.75 141/4 143/4 141/2 143/4 15 151/4 151/2 16
THIGH 105/8 11 113/8 11 3/4 12 12 121/4  121/2 123/4 13 131/4
KNEE 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 85/8 8 3/4 9 5/8
OPENING 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 5/8 7 67/8  7 1/8 7 3/8 75/8 77/8  81/4
INSEAM 35 35 35 35 32 35 35 35 35 35 35

 

 

SIZE 29 30

Brave

Star

31

LEVI'S

504

31

32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42
WAIST 16
16 1/2 16 3/4 17 17 1/4 17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4 19 1/4 20 1/4 21 1/4 22 1/4
F.RISE 10 1/2 10 3/4 11 10 3/4 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 12 1/4 12 3/4 13 1/4 13 3/4
B.RISE 14 14 1/2 15 14.5 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 16  16 1/4 16 3/4 17 1/4 17 3/4
THIGH 11 1/4 11 5/8 12 12 12 3/8 12 3/4 13 1/8 13 1/2 13 7/8 14 5/8 14 7/8 15 5/8
KNEE 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10 1/2 10 3/4 11
OPENING 7 3/4 7 7/8 8  8 8 1/8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 5/8 8 3/4 9 1/4 9 1/2
INSEAM 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 32 35 1/2 35 1/2 36 36 36 36 36 36