Converse Selvedge Jeans – The Most Inexpensive Raw Denim Around

When I say “Converse”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I’m guessing it’s the ubiquitous Chuck Taylor sneakers that have been a fashion staple since the 1920s.


Did I guess right?

While those sneakers have earned fame in their own right, Converse’s One-Star label has created quite a buzz with the release of their Straight-Leg Jean in raw, selvedge denim. Sold exclusively through Target, these jeans offer the style & popularity of raw, selvedge denim at an unbelievably low price.

Regularly priced at $40 in-store, the Converse selvedge jeans can currently be purchased for $29.99 on Target’s online store. That’s easily the lowest price for selvedge denim we’ve ever seen, beating out all the pairs featured in our Raw Denim Under $100 Parts 1 and 2.

Admittedly, we haven’t had a chance to see these jeans in-person, so we can’t speak for their quality. Since the jeans’ release late last year, there has been no definite consensus among reviewers.

Some claim that you get what you pay for, though we’d be interested to see how they hold up compared to a pair of $2,000, hand-crafted Momotaro jeans. In the meantime, we have to say that $40 for selvedge jeans certainly sounds like a steal. Give us your opinion in the comments below.


  • Name: Converse One-Star Men’s Straight Leg Jean
  • Weight: ~12 Oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Denim: Sanforized 100% Cotton Selvedge, Made in China
  • Price: $29.99
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