All right, I need a reco... was going to post this in the I have a Jean thread but I want some traffic to it since I thought it could actually be developed into a real project. I want to get a pair of straight-leg-ish fit jeans kind of like the way my Uniqlo selvage fit, which I will then sew Kevlar, Cordura ballistic nylon, or similar abrasion resistant fabric inside, maybe along with some thin rubber/foam knee/shin/hip armor (Astrosorb/Hiprotec) for use while riding motorcycles. They need to be a little looser than my usual cut so there's room for the extra fabric and armor pockets. They also need to be 36+" inseam so they don't ride way up and expose my socks and let wind in, and so I can cuff them if I want to be a greaser or enter a Fonzie lookalike contest. I'm trying to decide between a really heavy denim that I can sew minimal reinforcement into, or a lighter weight that won't be so warm in hot weather that I can sew a little more reinforcement into. In either case it's important that they be duty enough to hold everything together in the event of a crash. Probably a medium weight would be best. I will have to rinse them before sewing stuff in to get any shrinkage out of the way, so it doesn't matter if they are raw, but I do want them to be dark indigo (no distressing). Finally, I'd obviously like to spend as little as possible while getting quality stuff, so high end J-repro stuff is probably mostly out of the question. Appreciate any recs people may have. P.s., to anyone who runs a shop or denim label, there is a real market for these. If you could make them look almost indistinguishable from normal jeans yet have decent protection, you could sell them to a LOT of motorcyclists for a fair bit of money ($150+). I'm positive there would be enough market to do runs bigger than the 5EPxSF run - motorcyclists are always looking for a pair of pants they can ride in and still look presentable at work, and a lot of them work in a jeans-tolerant industry. And marketing them would be very easy since so many motorcyclists are online and there are tons of forums full of people looking for products. If anyone is interested in developing these with me I have a decent amount of knowledge about motorcycle armor and clothing.