Selvedge Denim Jeans from the Land of the Rising Sun

The pace with which denim clothing took over the world is a phenomenal story in itself. Since the time denim came into the consumer market, there has been a lot of changes in the way they have been made. Back in the day, most denim jeans were crafted from selvedge denim, a tough material that required a break-in time. As the denim jeans trend caught on, especially since the 1950s, there have been a lot of changes in the way denim jeans have been manufactured. What was created in the USA as a tough apparel intended for miners, caught on with the youth. Denim was a new, rebellious, rustic and a far from normal look for the people of that era. The jeans that is in the market today is very different from the way it was, at inception. The increasing demand has led to new methods of manufacturing, which in turn has changed the way denim jeans have been made.

authentic RMC Jeans

One of the characteristics of authentic ORJ RMC Jeans is the red line selvedge

Originally, denim fabric was manufactured by shuttle looms that used to provide tightly woven threads hence making the finished textile, quite thick. The edges of these fabric came finished with tightly woven bands that prevented the fabric from fraying, ravelling or curling. This sturdy fabric, which was originally what denim used to comprise of, is now called ‘self-edge’ or ‘selvedge denim’. Working with shuttle looms meant that the finished product was expensive, given the cost of manufacturing, thus, to match the rising demand for denim jeans, manufacturers decided to employ the use of projectile looms, which did not produce fabric that was as compact as the selvedge denim. A fashion enthusiast knows this difference and despite being expensive, it is no surprise that a consumer who seeks originality and authenticity prefers to pick up selvedge denim jeans, an apparel, just like our grandfathers used to wear, two generations ago!

While the denim revolution was born in the United States, it was Japan that helped spread this trend especially in Asia and Europe. It did not take very long for the Japanese textile industry to establish themselves as one of the best denim producers in the world. As the American brands chose to outsource their work overseas, the phenomenal commitment, work culture and the quest for excellence, lead Japanese manufacturers perfect the art of weaving denim. Thus, in a small town in the prefecture of Okayama, the Japanese shared the penchant for manufacturing denim, with the Americans, ultimately founding their own industry. The first set of Japanese denim jeans were manufactured in the late 1960s and the rest is history!

RMC Jeans zippers

RMC Jeans uses renowned YKK JP metal zippers only

RMC JEANS, a worldwide phenomenon today, has stayed true to the art of crafting high quality selvedge denim jeans. But unlike the competition and even its American counterparts that inspired the Japanese textile industry to delve into jeans making, RMC jeans has carved a unique identity for itself. RMC is loved by some of the most popular musicians and celebrities owing to its remarkably unique design philosophy, incorporating vivid, intricate and detailed embroidery on its denim trousers. While RMC has kept the originality and authenticity of the raw selvedge denim alive, just like it was back in the 50s, it has managed to customize its offering, like no one else has, ever before. Taking inspiration from Japanese mythology and popular culture, RMC Jeans trousers are absolute works of art. The level of detail and the descriptive approach of its designs has garnered some serious admirers for RMC, all over the world. Giving all of their jeans have an oriental touch, RMC has very quickly managed to garner a huge presence in the industry!