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Arcurate Denim Encyclopedia

Stitch setting

Stitch setting of jeans is not only to keep the cloth together; it also serves as decoration and to create visual effects. For example, the stitches on the back pockets can make the hip look much smaller. By manipulating the texture, colours, thickness and position of these stitches settings, a variety of different looks can be achieved for a pair of jeans.

Anti-fit jeans

Anti-Fit is one of the characterising features of the 501 Levi’s Jeans and been with the jeans since 1890.

Red Tab

Red Tab is the embodiment of Levi’s. Levi’s Red Tab Men’s Jeans encapsulates the originality and definitiveness which flow from the first pair of five-pocket Jean ever created.

Red cast

The red cast is the organic blue, which is also known as happy days, has a slightly reddish tint. It was used by Levi’s to make the Big E. The dying formula originally included some real corn syrup.

Right Hand Twill

Right Hand Twill is a fabric weave where the twill line runs from the top right-hand corner of the fabric at the bottom left. Usually, in a piece-dyed fabric’s right-hand twill use two plied yarns in the warp.

Raw denim (dry)

Raw denim (dry) contrary to washed denim, is a denim fabric not coated after being dyed during its production. Over time, denim will extensively fade, which is often considered desirable.


Pre-shrunk means the denim has been penetrated to make sure that the garment will shrink less than 3% in washing. And that’s just a technical way of saying that washing your jeans should not affect the fit of the garment.