Press

Publication

Article

Date

LA Times

LA Times

A fix-it if you've ripped it: Self Edge offers denim repair

Jul 2012

SF Gate

SF Gate

Alter egos: 12 master tailors to trust

Aug 2013

Esquire

Esquire

An Expert's Guide to Selvedge Denim

Jun 2014

Complex Magazine

Complex Magazine

Ask A Denim Guru: Kiya Babzani of Self Edge

Oct 2009

Zagat

Zagat

Bender's Commemorates 10th Year With Self Edge Collaboration

May 2013

SF Chronicle

SF Chronicle

Dapper style pops up in the Mission and beyond

Apr 2011

NY Times

NY Times

Denim for a City That Takes a Tough Hide

Apr 2010

Style Sight

Style Sight

Denim Mythbusters - Self Edge's Experts Don't Do This to Good Jeans

Jan 2013

Rawr Denim

Rawr Denim

Exclusive Interview – Kiya Babzani and Tyler Madden of Self Edge Portland

Aug 2013

Racked LA

Racked LA

Focus: "15 Shops to Score Denim in LA"

Jun 2014

Racked SF

Racked SF

Focus: "The 13 Best Places to Buy Denim in San Francisco"

Jun 2014

Put This On

Put This On

Focus: Flat Head Wallet

Sep 2013

Racked

Racked

From Cheap to Boutique: Where to Buy Denim in LA

Apr 2013

Racked

Racked

From Cheap to Boutique: Where to Buy Denim in NYC

Apr 2013

SF Chronicle

SF Chronicle

How denim aficionados make new jeans their own

Jun 2010

Styleforum

Styleforum

Kiya Babzani of Self Edge on Japanese denim, forums and more

Aug 2010

Hypebeast

Hypebeast

Kiya Babzani: Where the Past Will Take US

Mar 2010

SF Gate

SF Gate

Our favorite places to shop

Jul 2012

Marrow

Marrow

Portland is Denim – Self Edge

Aug 2013

Inventory Magazine

Inventory Magazine

Self Edge Los Angeles

Sep 2010

Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting

Self Edge New York

Jul 2009

Eyes + Edge

Eyes + Edge

Self Edge Opening Launch Party

Aug 2013

Marrow

Marrow

Self Edge Opens in Portland

Aug 2013

Racked

Racked

Self Edge's Cofounder Busts All the Myths About Japanese Denim

May 2013

SF Gate

SF Gate

Some Like it Raw

Jan 2007

GQ

GQ

Store Spotlights: Self Edge NYC

Dec 2011

SF Weekly

SF Weekly

The Ancient Technology for Fixing Expensive Jeans

Apr 2013

SLAMXHYPE

SLAMXHYPE

The Bigger Meaning | An Interview with Kiya Babzani

Jan 2012

Flaunt

Flaunt

The Chef, the Denim, His Stains, and Her Lover

Sep 2013

Financial Times

Financial Times

The perfect pair of jeans

Jan 2008

Racked

Racked

The Top 10 Places to Buy Denim in San Francisco

Apr 2013

Rawr Denim

Rawr Denim

Top Shops in Los Angeles (LA) to Buy Raw Denim

Jun 2013

Racked

Racked

We Ask the Denim Obsessed: What's Your Favorite Cut of Jeans?

Jul 2013

Freshness Mag

Freshness Mag

West Meets East: A Convo with Kiya and Andrew of Self Edge

Aug 2010

NY Times

NY Times

Yes, We're Open

Nov 2009

Publication

Article

Date

SF Chronicle

SF Chronicle

Baylist Winner: Best in Men's Clothing

Jan 2010

Antenna Magazine

Antenna Magazine

Featured in Publication

Jul 2010

Details Magazine

Details Magazine

Featured in Publication

Jan 2009

Eat.Shop - SF Bay Area

Eat.Shop - SF Bay Area

Featured in Publication

Jan 2008

Inventory Magazine

Inventory Magazine

Featured in Publication

Jun 2008

Lightning Magazine 1

Lightning Magazine 1

Featured in Publication

Apr 2008

Lightning Magazine 2

Lightning Magazine 2

Featured in Publication

Mar 2008

Lightning Magazine 3

Lightning Magazine 3

Featured in Publication

Feb 2008

Where Magazine

Where Magazine

Featured in Publication

Sep 2007

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

Focus: Self Edge Profile

Sep 2013

Vogue Patterns

Vogue Patterns

Focus: The Ultimate Artisan Denim

Oct 2013

Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt Magazine

Profile: Self Edge

Jul 2012

American Way

American Way

Profile: Self Edge

Aug 2013

C for Men

C for Men

Raw Jean-ius

Jan 2009

San Francisco Business Times

09/13

"Babzani discovered several Japanese companies that had been capturing that style in the jeans they made, replicating the manufacturing process American denim-makers used 60 years ago."—Josh Cain

C for Men

01/09

"Stocking the world's finest raw denim and heritage brands"—C for Men

Style Sight

01/13

"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

Racked SF

06/14

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."

Styleforum

08/10

"my rambling conversation with a pioneer who brought new old stuff to the American market"—Fok-Yan Leung

Hypebeast

03/10

"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

Eyes + Edge

08/13

"We just felt that clothing should age on its own naturally as opposed to pre-distressed."—Kiya Babzani

Racked

05/13

"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

SF Gate

01/07

"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

GQ

12/11

"Self Edge is a friendly shop, and Self Edge is a knowledgeable shop"—Sean Hotchkiss