The word ‘selvedge’ relates to the ‘self-edge’ of fabric. Selvedge is woven so the fabric’s ‘edge’ can be used in garment construction. In regards to jean construction, using the outer edge of the denim (the self-edge), makes a jean a ‘selvedge’ denim jean. Selvedge denim is woven using old-fashioned denim-weaving techniques; most authentically woven on old looms. Today, selvedge denim has become more desirable than non-selvedge for two reasons: the nuance of the denim weaving technique itself and the commitment to quality from the mills producing selvedge denim. Blue Hem is perfectly placed in the heart of South End, nestled between Uptown, Dilworth and the Gold District, Blue Hem resides in the conveniently accessible retail shops below Camden Gallery apartments. They offer exclusive brands, the latest styles, and a pair of jeans for any occasion. Whether you’re dressing up or keeping it casual, They’ve got you covered. From the perfect cut and the hottest wash to all the little details that make a big difference, the experts at Blue Hem take the time to listen and help you explore the world of denim. When it comes to the simple pleasures in life, there’s nothing better than a pair of jeans that fits well and feels right. Collaborating with Anarke Jeans Co. a local brand that not only has a house brand but also custom makes denim to order Blue Hem is now offering a completely locally made 12oz Raw Selvedge Denim with a slim tapered fit made with White Oak Cone Denim. At the same time Blue Hem reached out to me to help showcase these jeans Ryan Barnett had reached out wanting to get some shots for his portfolio and after skimming his feed on Instagram I couldn't wait to get in front of his lens. We headed over to an abandoned bible college near the airport and as you can see from the shots he got it was a complete success. Live Raw & Rock Hard!