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Do you guys live in the north?  To be honest, I've never paid much attention to the numerical weight of jeans I've bought.  More just a "these are thicker than these" observation.  I know out here, I can find myself at a bar after 10PM and it is still 95+ outside.  Summerweight doesn't sound so bad for that, but am curious to judge relative to others' experiences.
Ya, I'm in CT
If it's 95 out, I'm in shorts

My go to pair right now is ~19oz and I have a ~14oz pair that I wear nearly yr round.
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I'd just shoot for anything in the 12oz range. That's the low end of what I wear and it's fine in any weather that you'd actually consider wearing pants in.  
I think my lightest is my Japan superlights, which I think is around 9oz. I think I can do even lighter than that.
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I have a pair of 9oz'ers that are really great for hot weather.  When the sun is up and I have an activity planned for the daytime, normal jeans are too substantial for my legs and I don't feel like wearing shorts often.  The 9 oz weight is nice and doesn't cause my legs to overheat or anything.  Very breathable and allows for mobility/comfort in hot weather.  They are definitely in a different family of denim though.  The feel is somewhat flimsy in comparison and I would not consider wearing them below 70 degrees.  They serve a purpose and serve it well, but 9oz is limited for me.  I don't know about the rest of you guys but sometimes I have something to do during the day when its warm out and don't feel like shorts are the right call.  Unless I'm headed to the beach, I'll always prefer a pair of comfortable pants.    

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I have denim weights for all Wisconsin weather. Most under 11oz. get put away during winter and above 16oz during summer. In-between weights are year round. My favorite summer weights are Italy Sky (10oz) and Grey Silks (12ox).
Japan 21s arrive tomorrow. Just in time for Febrrrruary.
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I have a pair of 9oz'ers that are really great for hot weather.  When the sun is up and I have an activity planned for the daytime, normal jeans are too substantial for my legs and I don't feel like wearing shorts often.  The 9 oz weight is nice and doesn't cause my legs to overheat or anything.  Very breathable and allows for mobility/comfort in hot weather.  They are definitely in a different family of denim though.  The feel is somewhat flimsy in comparison and I would not consider wearing them below 70 degrees.  They serve a purpose and serve it well, but 9oz is limited for me.  I don't know about the rest of you guys but sometimes I have something to do during the day when its warm out and don't feel like shorts are the right call.  Unless I'm headed to the beach, I'll always prefer a pair of comfortable pants.    


I can't do pants in the summer, especially when the humidity gets out of control. I'm a shorts guy when it's hot, plus, I dislike having pastey white legs all summer. I'll wear jeans in the summer within reason but I sure as heck won't do it because it's fashionable

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I can't do pants in the summer, especially when the humidity gets out of control. I'm a shorts guy when it's hot, plus, I dislike having pastey white legs all summer. I'll wear jeans in the summer within reason but I sure as heck won't do it because it's fashionable

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I can't do pants in the summer, especially when the humidity gets out of control. I'm a shorts guy when it's hot, plus, I dislike having pastey white legs all summer. I'll wear jeans in the summer within reason but I sure as heck won't do it because it's fashionable

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I hear ya.  Comfort is more important than any fashion statement, that's for sure.  With a weight that low and loose weave, I barely notice I have pants on, so it works out.  It's a breathable situation.  The second my legs started sweating that would be a deal breaker.  You have inspired me to consider shorts more often though.  I'm sure that's not far off on Gustin's horizon, given the amount of areas they seem to be branching out into.  

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


I can't do pants in the summer, especially when the humidity gets out of control. I'm a shorts guy when it's hot, plus, I dislike having pastey white legs all summer. I'll wear jeans in the summer within reason but I sure as heck won't do it because it's fashionable

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I wear shorts all summer long.  When I wear pants they are lightweight.  Not too many jean days for me when it's warm.

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I usually run really warm but even the 10 ounce jeans from Gustin are comfortable to wear in the summer. I think I wore a pair all summer long. Just cant remember which ones they are
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@notwithit -- not exactly ISC workshirt, but looks like Gustin is running the Cone BluexBlack:

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/2989

 

Folks said the BluexBlack sew up small in the denim.

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@notwithit
-- not exactly ISC workshirt, but looks like Gustin is running the Cone BluexBlack:

https://www.weargustin.com/store/2989

Folks said the BluexBlack sew up small in the denim.

Damnit that's tempting. Not sure whether to jump on those or wait for an indigo x indigo option.
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^ I'd probably wait as I heard the BxB is really tough to fade.

 

Probably would be better going with RGT or Taylor Stitch's ISC workshirt.

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My ultimate workshirt would be the #257 Japan Organic Jute fabric (https://www.weargustin.com/store/2397) with tonal stitching.
I'd definitely buy that! Stitched with indigo thread,would be a real looker!
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Are Gustin really offering that multicolor wool CPO for the last time, or they just bluffing?


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Just received my Natural Boots and wanted to share a couple of quick pictures and thoughts. This is definitely an amateur "review" so let me know if I missed anything or there are any specific questions.

 

SIZING/LAST

My Brannock size is a true 13D so I ordered true-to-size a la Gustin's suggestion and the length is great. In the picture below, I'm also wearing an Allen Edmonds Dundee in 13D and the length on the two are identical. For further reference, I wear a 12D in RW Iron Rangers/Wolverine Rowans and I would not have been able to size down on Gustin's boot. The heel-to-ball measurement seems pretty spot on as well. Obvious in both feel and visually looking straight down, the last is fairly wide ("neutral and accessible" from Gustin's description). I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a bit surprised by how wide it was, but I guess I just forgot that I ordered a work boot. Once I reminded myself of that, the width is 100% fitting. It probably didn't help I went immediately from wearing more of a dress boot to a work boot. Evident in the second picture below is the low toebox profile which I do prefer to a more bulbous toe aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

COMFORT/FINISHING

The soles are reasonably stiff, but definitely seem like they will break in and wear well. The Chromexcel upper feels fantastic and appears to be tightly grained, so I'm not anticipating any deep/unattractive creasing. One thing I noticed only after trying the boot on is the calfskin layered insole. It was Gustin's description, but I guess it didn't register with me. For those familiar with Poron insoles, it feels somewhat similar, although I'm sure it will break in if it is just layers of calfskin. The insoles stop just short of the middle of my arch - an interesting feeling. Not particularly bad or particularly preferred, but just interesting. Definitely hoping as it breaks in its presence goes away. The 270 degree welt is great and has no loose or errant stitching.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I'm pleased with them and would probably buy another pair! They were a long time coming, but I'm definitely looking forward to wearing them! Access to CXL leather and USA GYW boots at the $199 price point is pretty difficult to come by unless you go the seconds route for a couple of different manufacturers. These pose a pretty good value (as with almost all of Gustin's offerings). I'm excited to seeing how they break in and handle wear!

 

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