What is Selvedge?

Selvedge denim refers to a unique type of fabric that is made using one continuous cross-yarn that is passed back and forth thru the vertical warp beams. The result is a fabric that comes off of the loom with a woven edge that will not fray, ravel or curl. Selvedge fabrics are manufactured on shuttle looms that are typically 20 to 30" wide, which is half of the width of a modern loom. On our jeans the selvedge edge is exposed on the out seam of both legs as well as the interior fly piece and inside the coin pocket. We are the first manufacturer to use the selvedge on the interior fly piece.

What is Raw Denim?

Raw denim also known as dry denim, is a fabric simply as it comes off of the loom. It is denim that is not washed or processed in any way after it is manufactured.

Where does the fabric come from?

All fabric is custom woven for us with our signature orange selvedge, majority of the fabrics come from Japan and some from the United States of America.


How should I care for my Jeans? 

All Jean Shop jeans should be washed in cold water and hung to dry.  Heat from hot water or the dryer will shrink them, especially in the length. If they are put in the hot dryer you can expect them to shrink as much as 1.5".  It is a great idea to simply hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.

When was the company founded?

Jean Shop was founded in 2004 by Gene Montesano, Eric Goldstein and Barry Perlman.

Do your jeans run true to size?

Our  Men's and Women's imported collections  run true to size and the Men's domestic jeans run a size large. 

What is your return policy for your website?

So long as the purchased items are not worn/washed/altered, anything that is purchased on our website can be returned for a full refund or exchanged within 30 days of receiving your order.

Do you have events in your shop?

Yes, we frequently have events in the shop. You can rent out the space for corporate events as well. We have  events for as many as 100 people. Please email for further details or call the shop at 212-366-5326.

Can I send my jeans in for a repair?

Yes, we repair jeans in the shop. We have a Singer Darning Machine from 1940 that we use to repair all of our jeans. The cost ranges from $40 to $60 and the turn time is typically a week. If you are interested please send your jeans to Jean Shop 37 Crosby St, NY, NY 10013. Please see the repair tab on the website for more details.

Some indigo is rubbing off on me, what can I do?

This is referred to as indigo crocking or color rub off. Crocking is very common when you get a new pair of indigo jeans. It is supposed to rub off, it is the nature of indigo, that's how jeans fade and get wear lines. You can minimize this by simply washing your jeans in cold water and hanging them to dry a few times before wearing them. Please be sure to wash them alone so the indigo does not get on anything else in the machine. The crocking will subside after a few washings/wearings. If you get it on your hands or clothing it will wash off with soap and water.

How do you measure jeans?

The images below show the critical points to measure

Do you do Custom distressing?

Yes, since the inception of the brand in 2003 we have been doing custom one of a kind distressing/finishing. This can be done on both men's and women's product. It is very specific, every order is done individually in our shop on Crosby St in New York City. A few of the examples are, holes, tears, patches done in leather or denim, tinting, names on waistband. This can only be done thru the shop, we do not offer this on our website because it is one of a kind. If you are interested you can call the shop at 212-366-5326 or email The price varies depending on the level of work that is done. 

What is the difference between American Indigo and Rocker or Slim indigo?

   They are very similar products technically. The American Indigo is from North Carolina in the USA and the Rocker or Slim indigo is our Japanese fabric. Both fabrics are amazing and almost identical in construction and the average consumer can not tell them apart.

IS your fabric Sanforized?

 Yes, all of our fabric is sanforized. This is done to control the shrinkage of the goods. If it were not sanforized you would get as much as 20% shrinkage with a home wash as well as torqued or distorted legs on the jeans. 


If you choose our pick up in shop option instead of shipping, please allow up to two weeks for your order to be processed since some items on our web shop we do not carry in the store.  A sales  person will contact you by phone or email when your order is ready for pick up.