If you don't have the body of Dennis, aka Adonis, then you're doing it wrong.
gap sells selvage denim, as does uniqlo
selvage only guarantees one thing, higher production cost because of a smaller fabric width, so the pattern of the jeans takes more yards, which costs more.
but there is a lot of denim you can assume is high quality because, for instance, it's japanese selvage
i stand corrected.
they're pretty huge ripoffs on them though
In the last decade or so the Chinese have figured out how to apply a selvedge edge to a projectile loom
So it isn't even shuttle loom selvedge anymore
Generally if you saw that line it meant 14oz+ denim, natural indigo, raw, shuttle loom, produced on vintage American machines in small factories located in Japan.
Now it means nothing....