Well, not all Paper Denim jeans are lightweight. They come in a variety of weights. The lightweight jeans say as much on the label (9.5 oz or 10.5 oz). The pair I'm wearing now (Fusion wash/1-year) are 12.5 oz, which is the normal, medium weight denim we are all used to, and they are just about as tough and hard wearing as my Diesels, which is saying quite a bit. I think that the lightweight denims are brought in for summer. You may want to wait until mid July, when many of the stores will be getting in new denim lines like the newly lauched Earl Jean Men and Seven Men as well as new PD&C stuff.