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The Super Heavy-Weight Denim Thread! (21oz and up)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by 4characters, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. 4characters

    4characters Well-Known Member

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    Some people say that they “can’t stand” heavy denim; personally I can “stand” my heavy denim.
    Matter of fact, I stand them all the time!
    I like them to…
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    I see what you did there.

    Great story, bookmarked to be read again.
     
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    Updated pictures of my Lee 101z 23oz jeans, fades are starting in nicely….
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    4characters Well-Known Member

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    Yea, my mom wears 21oz Iron Hearts…
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    The Zimbabwe cotton on these Iron Heart DC4001s’ is very nice…
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  5. Distorbiant

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    4characters! You're back :)

    I hope these are made of all organic cotton...
     
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    4characters Well-Known Member

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    Nope, they are Extra Long Staple Zimbabwe cotton… and they are superb jeans.
    Distorbiant, do you have any heavyweight jeans you wish to post? [​IMG]


    Fun fact: Zimbabwe cotton is actually longer staple than Pima.
     
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    4characters Well-Known Member

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    I spilled some espresso on my Lee’s today… gave them a quick bath and hear they are…

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    “Stand for something or fall for anything”


    I’m sure we have some upstanding citizens hear who have up standing jeans… This thread is for you; lets see what you got.[​IMG]
     
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  8. 4characters

    4characters Well-Known Member

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    Evo pics...
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    Gold line selvedge
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    Tag is ageing very well, I love how it looks with my USA made oil-tanned belt.
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    4char's is holding it down.
     
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    4characters Well-Known Member

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    It’s getting cold folks, time to get out those heavy jeans!
     
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    I'm looking into Iron Heart's 1955 cut jeans, but am unsure about the "anti-fit".
    My favorite fit is a 501xx fit (straight with slight taper)... do I need to go 1 size down or something?
    What do you guys think?
     
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    Just measured a stray cotton fiber from inside the back pocket of me Lee’s (They measure 1.1/4 inches) and it turns out they are made of long staple cotton! Also known as Pima or ELS cotton... not as long as Zimbabwe cotton, but still pretty cool.
     
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    Do you have measurements for those lees? I have a lot of trouble finding raws with 13" thighs at a 33" waist.
    I squeeze into some N&F elephant 2's currently, but when 22oz jeans are tight, you just loose all range of motion.
     
  15. 4characters

    4characters Well-Known Member

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    Sure thing, they are just under 34 waist with just under 13’’ (upper) thigh, 9’’ knee, and 8’’ hem, sort of a traditional fit like Levis 501.
    The Iron Heart 1955s may also be something like what you’re looking for… 33 waist, 13.5 thigh, 10 knee, and 8.1 hem…

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    Picture from hear: https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4930.15
     
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    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Yo 4char, where can I scoop up a pair of those 23oz Lee's?
     
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    Tate + Yoko got some N&F 26oz for half off
     
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    Here are my 2 year old 21oz Kurabo Selvedge jeans at 18 months..

    Next week I'm getting a 19oz pair as well!

    The 21oz are incredibly comfortable now, although they started out very stiff to wear!:)
     
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