Selvedge Denim

Here at Indigo and Provisions we are somewhat denim purists. This means we are drawn to jeans that are made the “old-way” using Shuttle Looms to produce selvedge denim. A superior product to what is made by modern machines and mass market brands. Typically the characteristics of Selvedge Denim are: stiffer and tougher fabric, deep indigo blue colour, smaller production runs, selvedge edge indicator which is sewn on the outseam of jeans.

We believe that we stock some of the best denim you can get in New Zealand.

Explore Our Stunning Range of Denim Jeans...

We have a fantastic range of selvedge denim available online here at Indigo and Provisions. Take a look at some of our options below:

NBDN Selvedge Jeans NZ

NBDN are the experts in eccentric fabrics. The denim they use is custom woven for them in Japanis, woven using traditional shuttle looms that require intricate adjustments to produce superior fabric rolls. Their jeans are packed with unique details and textures for the person looking for a truely unique and individual pair


Kong Selvedge Straight - Kings of Indigo

Nothing beats the selvedge style of denim, woven on antique shuttle looms as they did in the 1900s. These jeans are made to last and only get better with age, making selvedge a must-have for denim enthusiasts.

The Kong is a classic 5-pocket pair of jeans featuring straight legs and a long rise. The denim is made from 100% organic cotton, woven by the iconic Italian mill, Candiani Denim.

When you buy a something from Kings of Indigo, you are buying more than a practical or fashionable item. You are using your power as a consumer to make the choice to wear a jean made by a brand that is committed to sustainability in every sense of the word.

Silvio Selvedge - Kings of Indigo

Meet Silvio - a contemporary tapered denim jean that offers ample room on the waist and thigh before sharply tapering from knee to ankle. Its rich, dark indigo hue comes from dying both the warp and weft yarns, so the jeans' inside is just as blue as its outside. We suggest purchasing your regular waist size and hemming the jeans to your desired length or turning them up to showcase the selvedge ID.

Wearing this pair will result in super interesting fades in the denim! Match them with a men’s tee for a timeless fashion look.

The denim is made of 100% pure organic cotton selvedge, woven by the renowned Candiani denim mill. Since its establishment in 1938 in a small town near Milan, Candiani has become one of the industry's most sought-after denim manufacturers. They continually push themselves (and the denim industry as a whole) to prioritise sustainability and innovation.

Ronin IIII Selvedge Denim Jeans - NBDN

The pocket flasher tag on these jeans boldly states "These Jeans Will Be Your Lifetime Loyal Servant," and we're inclined to agree - given the selvedge expertise that goes into their construction!

Crafted from 14oz 100% cotton selvedge, the denim is woven in the old-school manner on shuttle looms that demand precise tuning and produce superior rolls of fabric.

The slim straight fit features numerous intricate details throughout, as well as a hand-stitched back patch. If you need assistance with sizing, don't hesitate to reach out! We suggest going one size up from your usual size, as they run a bit small.

1954 501z Selvedge Jean - Levi's

The Levi's Vintage Clothing 1954 501 Denim Jean was first known as the "501® Z" and marked the brand's entry into new territories. In the 1950s, Levi's began selling its signature 501 Jeans on the East Coast, which was a departure from the Western states where its denim had been popular since its inception in 1873.

To make the 501 Jeans more accessible to new customers, Levi's created a new version with a zipper fly, while retaining the classic silhouette, rivets, and durable denim. The 1954 501 Jean is made from the same 12oz red selvedge denim used back then, and due to the shrink-to-fit nature of the fabric, we recommend sizing up.

Ronin V Selvedge - NBDN

The Ronin jeans by NBDN have become a classic silhouette known for its slim cut, selvedge weave, and attention to detail. Now in its fifth iteration, these jeans take a traditional approach to denim, with 14oz medium weight rigid fabric that's double red line selvedge and sanforized for added durability. The Ronin also features unique details, including a hand-sewn sashiko patch and hidden back pocket rivets, as well as NBDN silver and copper rivets and a button fly. If you need help with sizing, the brand recommends going up one size from your usual. With these tweaks and refinements, the Ronin jeans offer a fresh take on a classic selvedge style that denim enthusiasts are sure to appreciate.

Tapered 120x - 3Sixteen

3Sixteen, a brand from NYC, has honed its skills in making great denim jeans for over 15 years. Their philosophy of focusing on quality and fit is evident in their products.

Their 120x denim is made of 14.5 oz. raw Shadow Selvedge denim, a custom weave made exclusively for 3Sixteen by Kuroki Mills. The indigo warp and black weft of the denim threads give the jeans a deep indigo appearance that fades to a high-contrast blue with wear.

It's worth noting that these selvedge denim jeans are intentionally long, as 3Sixteen encourages their customers to customise the length to their individual style preferences. Whether you like cropped or stacked jeans, the choice is yours!

Tapered 100x - 3Sixteen

3Sixteen, with over 15 years of experience, has honed its skills to create a perfect pair of selvedge jeans, focusing on quality and fit rather than overthinking the design.

Their CT-100x uses raw indigo selvedge denim that is custom woven exclusively for 3Sixteen by Kuroki Mills in Japan. This denim has an incredibly soft feel on the inside, which is unusual for raw denim, making it easy to break in.

The slim taper fit (ST) sits at the waist and has some room in the thigh before tapering down from the knee to the ankle for a fitted appearance. Due to the selvedge fabric's nature and shrinkage, it's best to size up one size from your regular size; for example, if you're a size 30, it's recommended to buy a 32.

Please note that these jeans are long and intended for you to adjust them to your preferred length. Whether you like cropped or stacked denim, you can tailor them to your individual style.

Sumatran Tigers 7 Selvedge Jeans - NBDN

The phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" may apply to some situations, but for NBDN's Sumatran Tigers, making tweaks has resulted in a great outcome. Now in its 7th iteration, this is the only denim style that NBDN produces in black. The denim used for this style is selvedge woven with both a black warp and weft, which means that achieving the same wear as in indigo denim requires a bit more effort. However, the results of your hard work will undoubtedly be worth it!

Shop Indigo and Provisions Online Store

At Indigo and Provisions, our online store is full of top-quality selvedge products, denim, and much more. Shop our collection online today, come and visit our Christchurch store or contact us for more information about our offerings.