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Warm weather-friendly jeans

post #1 of 13
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I'm going to be spending this summer in Virginia, where it can get mighty hot and humid. As far as casual pants, I prefer jeans (typically Levis and <$100). I try to avoid khakis and chinos at all costs. Unfortunately, traditional denim jeans can get pretty uncomfortable when it's 90 degrees and 100% humidity. Wondering if anyone can point me to some lightweight jeans (or other khakis/chinos alternative) that might be more warm weather-friendly.
post #2 of 13
Find jeans that are made with a linen mix. Diesel makes some, and they might be found on eBay for around $100. Also, I ran across these Lucky Brand linen pants this morning, pretty decent deal at $47. http://www.luckybrandjeans.com/Produ...000000000&pn=1
post #3 of 13
There's some Helmut Lang linen blends at yoox, but I have no experience with them myself. Once the price goes down further I'll probably pull the trigger on a pair
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the linen blend suggestion. I also seem to remember a few years ago seeing what seemed like lightweight denim jeans. I could be making this up, or possibly they were linen blend and I didn't realize it. Does anyone know if there's such a thing as lightweight denim jeans?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by markr
Thanks for the linen blend suggestion. I also seem to remember a few years ago seeing what seemed like lightweight denim jeans. I could be making this up, or possibly they were linen blend and I didn't realize it. Does anyone know if there's such a thing as lightweight denim jeans?

Sure, you can get denim down to about 8 ounces. J.P. D'amage Rode Hards were this weight, of the more commonly available brands. Most of these are 2x1 denims, (although I think that the D'amages used a 3x1 RHT) and they are bordering on chambray. I think that 10 ounces is more common. The lighter weight Rag & Bones, pretty much any pair of Paper Denims or Earnest Sewns, are abut this weight. 14+ ounce denim is actually pretty rare except in repros, niche brands, and really cowboy jeans, yeehah.
post #6 of 13
8oz denim! i'd like to see that. rogans are also pretty lightweight from what i remember.
post #7 of 13
Rogans are pretty close, probably closer to 9-10 ounces, iirc. Actually, the Rode hards were 8.5 ounces, I think. Pretty close to chambray!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey thanks guys. That's what I was looking for. I'll keep my eyes open for some PDC's on eBay.
post #9 of 13
I have a pair of Paper Denims in the 3-year wash (ICN cut) that are very lightweight and comfortable in 80+ degree heat.
post #10 of 13
sugarcane makes slub oxford pants. not sure of the price, but im sure xcoldricex could find out for you. they look effin amazing.
post #11 of 13
Uniqlo has some SUMMER LIGHT jeans out.

In my view, the colour of linen mix jeans look kind of shitty after a few washes.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by xcoldricex
8oz denim! i'd like to see that.
rogans are also pretty lightweight from what i remember.

Rogan has some cotton/linen and cotton/hemp jeans from his 'A Litl Bettr' collection that are very lightweight (9oz maybe?, I don't recall too well).

Light on fabric but very heavy on the wallet ($450-$690). Made in Japan, shuttle loomed, very limited edition. Not sure where, outside of the Franklin Street store in NYC, you will find them.
post #13 of 13
you can always do what i do here in florida. sweat. sweat helps with setting creases and fading. i just dont like pants other than jeans.
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