Emerson Japan Dry Selvage
Made in Portugal
The Japan Dry Selvage. Made from a mid- to -heavy weight denim fabric developed exclusively for Livid by the renowned Japanese fabric mill, Kurabo. This top of the line denim is made out of 100% sanforized cotton and is unwashed and completely untreated. Perfect start for your brand new dry denim project and great for the environment!
The Japan Dry Selvage is made – as all our denim fabrics - with a dyeing technique called rope dye. A great attribute if you want the jeans of your choice to fade and become more and more unique with wear. When rope dyeing denim yarns the white core of the cotton yarn remains untouched during the dyeing process. With friction and wear as the layers and layers of indigo are worn off the surface of the fabric, the un-dyed core of the cotton yarn will appear, slowly leaving beautiful contrast fading to the surface. Ever tried it yourself? A definite essential for any denim enthusiast!
Made in our straight leg jeans, Emerson.
Details & Features
- 14 Oz narrowloom selvage denim from Kurabo, Japan
- Exclusive rope dye denim fabric developed for Livid
- 100% Sanforized cotton,
- Warp dyed in indigo, natural coloured weft
- 8 Oz ecru canvas pocketing
- Tanned leather patch w/ wax treatment, Made in Italy.
- YKK two-prongtack, silver button fly
- YKK solid copper washed-burr rivets
- Stitched with poly core cotton thread
- Made at Lisama, Portugal
Model is 183 cm and wears a size 32/32.
Go to our fit guide to read more about the Emerson Straight
Available sizes are 28-36 in 32” inseam and 30-40 in 34” inseam.
How it's made
This particular product is part of our core denim collection line. Hosting a wide selection of uncompromising jeans and trousers relevant for all seasons. Long lasting is and has always been our key focus since we first started. Our core line is a testament to that.
We believe that the selection of raw materials is directly linked to the quality of the end product. Fabric weaving makes no exceptions. This collection line is made solely from Japanese denim sourced and woven at a few selected Japanese mills such as Kuroki, Kurabo and Nihon Menpu.
All garments from our core denim line is made in Portugal, in which we take great pride in. This enables us to frequently visit our factories to ensure continuity in quality, as well as ensuring a good working environment for all parties involved in creating our garments.
Read and learn more about how and where we produce our garments through our commitment to Transparency.
Love & Care
Caring for denim properly is an important step in creating your denim wear project or simply just to prolong the life of your jeans. Your favorite pair of jeans is probably your oldest pair, and unfortunately it won’t last forever. Take care of your jeans, and treat it with love & care, and it will last longer.
Read our Love & Care guide for a complete run-through.
Dry – or wet bleed
These particular jeans have not been pre-washed. Until the jeans have seen a proper wash or two, the indigo colour may transfer onto bags, furniture or other pieces of clothing. Indigo stains on clothing are easily removed in a normal wash, but beware of hard to wash items you are in regular touch with, as light sofas or light leather seats.
Washing raw denim
Some people prefer raw denim because of its even and dark colour. Others, and many denim enthusiasts, choose raw denim for its potential to evolve a strong personal wear pattern, or fades, over time. How you should treat and wash your jeans depend on how you wish your jeans to evolve. We recommend the following:
Keep the colour even
All raw denim will fade and become lighter over time, but for a more even look we recommend to wash the jeans early. This will actually also prolong the life of the jeans. Wait till the jeans have stretched out and become comfortable, a week or two of daily wear. Then follow the instructions below for machine wash.
Raw denim is a blank canvas, and the more you wear them, the bigger imprint you will leave on your jeans. The longer you wait with your first wash, the higher contrast you will achieve in your personal wear patterns.
One drawback of wearing dry denim jeans without washing over a very long period, is that they will wear out quicker than if they had been washed. If you wish to build fades and strong contrasting wear patterns, but also wish to extend the life of the jean, we recommend giving your jeans a cold soak after you've stretched them out by wearing them a week or two. A cold soak will soften up the jeans by removing starch left on the cotton from the weaving process, it will also make seams stronger by letting the needle holes relax. This will make the jeans more resistant to wearing out over time. Follow the instructions below for a soak.
Turn your jeans inside-out and submerge them completely in cold or lukewarm water for about an hour. This can be done in a bathtub, or in any other form of tub or even a bucket. Hang them up to drip dry, preferably over a tub, and beware that the drips will be indigo coloured.
When it is time to wash your jeans. Turn it inside out and machine wash at 30 degrees celsius for minimal shrinkage and wear. Wash with similar colours without any fabric softener, and be sure to take them out of the machine quickly after the programme has ended. Do not tumble dry, and be sure to stretch inseams while damp to maintain preferred length. May shrink up to 3% depending on how many degrees.
Repair your jeans
After months of wear your jeans will look fantastic but with time it may have acquired wear & tears like crotch blow outs and butt rips. No worries! Contact a local tailor and get it repaired. Not only will you give more character and life to your jeans. – You’ll also support your local tailor. If you have none, we will gladly do the first repair on old Livids free of charge. Please read our Repair Service & Repair Policy for more information.
Deposit your jeans
There could be a lot of life left in an old and worn out pair of jeans. Even though it can no longer be used for wear, it can be reused for other functions. As a produced, we have a responsibility to ensure a sustainable end-of-life for our products. When your jeans are no longer wearable or repairable, deposit your jeans for 150 NOK store credit at one of our flagship stores, and we will give it new life! Read more about our SAVED initiative.