FAQ's

1) What is raw denim? What is selvage denim? 

  • Raw Denim- Raw denim, also known as dry denim, skips the entire washing/laundering process in making a typical pair of jeans. One of the benefits of raw denim is getting to create your own look and "worn-in" look to the jeans as they fade with everyday wear. 
  • Selvage Denim- selvage or selvedge comes from term "self-edge" and refers to the vintage type of shuttle loom that uses all of the denim to its sides with one continuous yarn called the weft. Because of this, the denim will not fray or come apart, which can be seen from the desirable selvage id lines when you cuff your jeans. 
  • For a full rundown on selvage and raw denim, check out this very informative post from our friends at Rawrdenim.com 

 

2) How do your Jeans fit in comparison to other brands? 

  • We have put comparisons to Levi's and Nudies on each sillhouette we offer, but this is just an estimate not an absolute way of measuring your jeans.
  • Denim Hunters has a great article on measuring your jeans for online purchasing HERE 
  • For a more thorough view of our sizing, you can check our sizing chart here

 

3) Should I wash my jeans and when?

  • There are a lot of different opinions on this subject, but at the end of the day this is all relative. The main goal is for you to enjoy your denim!
  • We would recommend going as long as you can without washing it, whether that's 3 or 6 months (or 16!). When you do wash it, be sure to wash it inside out on cold wash and line dry. Don't wash your raw denim with anything else or your entire closet will start to have a "sick indigo fade." 
  • There are many other ways to wash your jeans and those are all valid too! Put them in the bath for a soak, stick them in the freezer, wash them in the ocean, massage them, take them out to dinner and whisper sweet-nothings to them... whatever is your huckleberry. Once again, here is a very informative post on Rawr Denim about washing your raw denim

 

4) Do you make custom made jeans? 

  • Although that was the premise of our Kickstarter campaign, we have not yet developed the infrastructure to make this a reality. Be sure to join our email newsletter to stay on top of when we start to roll our our new custom-made program! 

 

5) Do you offer returns/ exchanges if the jeans don't fit? 

  • You have 30 days (from the time you received it) to exchange your order. To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. All returns are for exchange only, no refunds. Raw denim is only valuable when unworn, so once worn we unfortunately cannot offer you an exchange. Once your garment has been received it will be inspected. Once inspected and your garment has been deemed to have been worn, we will not accept your return and will mail your garment back to you. By ‘worn’ we mean that the garment has been worn for a period of time exceeding the initial try on and has evidence of whisker and/or honeycomb patterns, stains and/or odor. 

     Hemmed/Sale items/Gifts 

  • Jeans that have been hemmed or altered in any way cannot be exchanged. Sale items are final sale. If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be emailed to you. If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send an exchange credit to the gift giver and he will find out about your return

     Return Procedure

  • To initiate an exchange, please log onto bravestarselvage.com and select RETURNS in the menu at the top of the menu bar. You will be asked to enter your order number and email address. Once you have initiated the exchange, you will be assigned an RA (return authorization number). Please note you MUST have your RA number written clearly on the outside of your package otherwise your package will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

     Shipping

      To return your product, please mail to:

      BRAVE STAR SELVAGE
      942 Princeton Dr.
      Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
  • You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.  We do apologize for that inconvenience but this comes with the territory of having a high-end product at a price point value and our business model does not afford us that luxury.

         Please allow for two weeks to receive, inspect and ship your exchange                  request. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your                        exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

 

         If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable            shipping service or purchase shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that            we will receive your returned item.

      Duties

  • For orders shipped outside of the U.S and Canada, you should consult the customs legislations of your country. We do not take responsibility for duty fees, brokerage fees, and shipment delays due to customs, if any. 

 

 

    6) Can you hem the jeans for us? 

    • Yes, we are currently offering hemming service on all purchases. This service must be purchased at the same time as your jeans and can be added as a 'product' to your shopping cart to enable a seamless shopping experience.

    7) Is your Denim Sanforized? 

    • Unless specifically advertised differently, all of our denim is "sanforized". 

     

     

     

     

    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