The Killing of the Buffalo

January 24, 2014 2 Comments



"...There are people round here that don't take kindly to the killing of the buffalo" Genocide (Thin Lizzy)

The American Denim Industry is much like the plight of the American Bison. The Bison were almost extinct when a few people had the vision to save, revive and protect them.The Bisons history is a noble one. Most of our highways today formerly were Bison trials making them the original trailblazers.
Today, due to the efforts of many they  have been revived and again are part of the American landscape

The same is true of Brave Star Selvage. We are building a new future in what was seen as a dying industry. Just as the Bison we have a vision of reviving American denim manufacturing starting with selvage jeans and jackets.


Brave Star Selvage represents the best in American craftsmanship and denim heritage.





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Terry Barrett
Terry Barrett

June 27, 2014

Just got my first pair of jeans in the mail. Lifting them at of the box I immediately knew we had hit the mother lode. I began to explain to my son that this was how jeans were made when I was a boy, made in America with pride. I’m wearing them right now; I can’t explain it, but I’m pretty darn happy that “Made In America” is alive and well. Bravo Brave Star Selvage! There are lots of businesses that know what they do, it’s rare to find a company that understands the why. Everything is perfect about these jeans, from the workmanship to the price. You just won yourself a customer for life. I’ve been looking for months and finally decided to give you a go; you did not disappoint and you exceeded my expectations. These True Straight jeans are the best jeans I’ve seen in 40 years. I’ll be ordering another pair when I’m done here.

Franklin P. Campbell
Franklin P. Campbell

May 19, 2014

Just got my 1st pair of Brave Star Selvedge last week and can’t wait to get another pair. I now have the 14oz. slim straight and MAN… the quality and the fit are unbelievable! I texted my wife that they were like so solid with a hand that I could only describe as satin, smooth lizard armor and I mean that in a good way. You just feel covered in something substantial and classic in all of what a classic is. Your jeans are an American Classic to me. Thanks for your efforts in creating a business that produces a product that’s affordable and within reach. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

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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