"We just felt that clothing should age on its own naturally as opposed to pre-distressed."—Kiya Babzani
"Self Edge is a friendly shop, and Self Edge is a knowledgeable shop"—Sean Hotchkiss
"Having had a seminal influence in the growth and development of Japanese denim in North America, Kiya Babzani has seen his passion and hobbies turn into his livelihood on more than one occasion."—Eugene Kan
"Of course, an American brand can buy Japanese fabric and make jeans even in Japan, but the difference is that the Japanese eye is very different."—Kiya Babzani
They [Self Edge] pride themselves on providing "selvedge lines made of metallic red silk, rivets made from sterling silver, poisonous python skin tags from Okinawa."
"To the guys, most in their 20s, wearing silk-screened T's, hoodies and low-slung jeans while nodding to Queens emcee and hip-hop producer J-Zone, it's clearly a look worth spending almost a week's paycheck on."—Laura Compton
"Have you ever been told not to wash your premium selvedge denim? Or to put it in the freezer? Or to take it to the ocean and scrub it with sand? Or to wear it in a full bathtub?"—Leighton Pope
"my rambling conversation with a pioneer who brought new old stuff to the American market"—Fok-Yan Leung