It's not easy to source high quality, black x black selvage and truth be told, the denim mills hate making it. Why? It's more expensive to produce than indigo selvage and the black dye contaminates the looms. So we are pumped to offer a limited quantity of 12oz double black (black warp, black weft) ring/ring quality in our Skeleton Skinny style. Breaking in a pair of double black definitely has its own set of challenges and no self respecting denim head should ever shy away from the task as the reward is more than satisfying. This weave in particular has a pronounced vertical slub that gives the face tons of character (as well as fade potential) and eliminates the 'flat' appearance that a double black often has. Not to mention the insane high/low effect that the whiskering and honeycombs will start to develop as they turn grey against the black contrast 'shadow' areas after a few months of consistent wear and a couple of soaks. This is a black that will deliver in spades and once fully broken in could possibly be the best pair of denim in your quiver.
This is our second and last go around with this 14oz weight from Kurabo and we're more than pumped to have these on the shelves soon. Why? One of the best mills in the world making some of the best selvage denim available. At a solid 14oz this selvedge feels substantial enough to be mistaken for a heavier weight although once on you immediately feel the suppleness of the long staple cotton which makes this denim a pleasure to wear right from the start. The weave has just the right combo of weft crosshatch for a textured surface aesthetic that will only get more interesting and complex over time. The color shade is a deep, rich natural indigo which we have complimented with an all over navy tonal stitch that does not distract but rather enhances the beautiful character of the cloth. The final detail that finishes off this incredible quality is the black selvage iD that gives this denim the edge it deserves.
When we decided to introduce a stretch selvage we knew it had to be the best. We wanted a stretch that was only 'felt' but not 'seen' in other words a stretch that did not compromise the aesthetic of the selvage denim 'face' or surface. Where did we turn? Cone Mills of course! Cone Denim's SGENE® technology has created a new global standard for stretch selvage denim. The stretch filament is inserted first and is then wrapped in a cotton covering and spun to provide a soft cotton hand and natural appearance. The core spun stretch yarn doubles the performance of the fabric by adding more than one core. In fact, Cone spins their dual-core yarn in-house to maintain exceptionally high quality standards. The patented technology is hidden within the proprietary yarn, giving it twice the power. "Bagging knee" syndrome is virtually eliminated. The premium yarns and construction creates a fabric that remembers its shape.
Not only is this selvage packed with next level construction but is a 3x1 RHT with ARS x CRS. Shade is a super saturated true indigo with a beautiful vertical, tight slub warp yarn.
Simply put this is the world's best stretch selvage bar none. Whether your a bike commuter, skater, musician or simply want a selvage that can move with your body no matter the occasion or vocation then look no further, you've found it. Now get it...
DISCLAIMER: The jeans featured in the images are models own and have been worn for a year to achieve the fade contrasts. The jeans that will be shipped are in their original raw state (as per featured swatch) and will not look like the pictures representing the product on this website or any other website selling Brave Star jeans.
This is a new 13.75oz weight from Cone and we're more than pumped to have these on the shelves. Why? Quintessential working class American selvage denim. The kind that built this country and personified the term 'blue collar worker'. The face has a slightly hairy surface which is a really cool 'unfinished' detail to the weave. What this represents is the 'singing' process that most denim goes thru has been skipped to achieve a heritage detail as most raw selvedge went unfinished back in the early days. Solid 3 x1 RHT and ARS x RS weave with a tight vertical slub. This is a quality that won't quit and is just perfect to take a year round beating. Red selvage iD.
Unapologetically affordable at the import killing price of $79.
How to correctly measure your jeans
Lay the jeans on a flat surface. Flatten the waistband by pressing out any wrinkles or kinks with your hands. Pull the front waistband up parallel with the back waistband and measure across the top from edge to edge. This edge to edge measurement will give you a half measure which is what we have listed below in our sizing chart. A full measure can be obtained by doubling the flat measurement number for e.g. 16.75 inches x 2 = 33.5 inches.
This is an important point of measure for low hips and seat. Flatten down the hips so no wrinkle or kinks remain.
Next, measure 6 inches down from the bottom of the waistband at the side seam. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.
Measure at a slight downward angle just below the J stitch and then across the opposite side going up at the same slight angle. A picture is worth a thousand words so here it is.
Most folks get this wrong, thats ok this is how you get the correct measure. Measure one inch down from the midpoint between the double needle stitch of the front rise. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.
Measure across at a slightly upward angle following the natural pitch of the thigh panel.
Measure from the same midpoint of the double needle at the top where the thigh and crotch meet. Walk the tape measure down the contour of the inseam along the stitch to the edge of the hem.
BRAVE STAR 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.
|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 1/4||9 1/2||9 3/4||10||11.5||
|10 1/2||10 3/4||11||11 1/4|
|B.RISE||13 3/4||14||14 1/4||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||7 5/8||7 1/2||7 3/4||8||8 1/4||8 1/2||8 3/4|
|5 7/8||6 1/8||6 3/8||6 1/2||6 5/8||6 3/4||7||7 1/4||7 1/2||7 3/4|
|F.RISE||10||101/4||101/2||103/4||12||11||11 1/4||11 1/2||11 3/4||12||121/2|
|B. RISE||13 1/4||13 3/4||14||141/4||143/4||141/2||143/4||15||151/4||151/2||16|
|KNEE||7||7 1/4||7 1/2||7 3/4||8||8||8 1/4||8 1/2||85/8||8 3/4||9 5/8|
|OPENING||6||6 1/4||6 1/2||6 5/8||7||67/8||7 1/8||7 3/8||75/8||77/8||81/4|
|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|
|10||10 1/4||101/2||10 1/4||10 3/4||11||11 1/4||11 1/2||11 3/4||12 1/4||12 3/4|
|B.RISE||13 1/4||13 1/2||13 3/4||14||13 5/8||141/4||14 1/2||14 3/4||15||15 1/4||15 1/2||15 3/4|
|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 1/2||9||9 1/4|
|WAIST||15||151/2||16||16 1/2||17||17 1/2||18||181/2||19||20||21|
|10||10 1/4||101/2||10 3/4||11||11 1/4||11 1/2||11 3/4||12 1/4||12 3/4|
|13 3/4||14||141/4||14 1/2||14 3/4||15||15 1/4||15 1/2||15 3/4|
|Low Hip||18||18 1/4||18 5/8||19||19 5/8||20||20 5/8||21||21 5/8||22 1/2||23|
|THIGH||10 3/4||11||11 1/4||11 3/4||121/8||12 1/2||123/4||131/8||131/2||14 1/4||143/4|
|KNEE||6 3/4||7||7 1/4||7 3/4||8||8 1/4||8 1/2||8 3/4||9||9 1/2||10|
|OPENING||6||6 1/4||6 1/2||6 3/4||7||7 1/4||7 1/2||7 3/4||8||8 3/8||8 3/4|
||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 1/2||14 3/4||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|
|Low Hip||18||18 1/2||19||19||19 1/2||20||20 1/2||21||21 1/2||22 1/4||23 1/4||24 1/4|
|THIGH||11 1/4||11 5/8||11 3/4||12||12 1/8||12 1/2||12 7/8||13 1/8||13 1/2||14 3/8||14 7/8||15 1/2|
|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 1/4||7 1/2||7 3/4||8||8||8 1/4||8 3/8||8 1/2||8 5/8||8 3/4||9||9 1/4|
|INSEAM||35 1/2||35 1/2||35 1/2||32||35 1/2||35 1/2||36||36||36||36||36||36|