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I love denim, but I have realized that 16oz is the heaviest I can go and even then I still find myself wishing it was lighter. I don't like how stuff in that range feels. They are probably gonna be tanks though.
That's a good self-realization. To be honest, most denim feels pretty light to me.

I'm generally about 14.5-16oz, but I've been wanting something fairly heavy lately (even though I know it might be a rough time of year to get into something above 14oz). Also never had something from Oni and always heard good things.
 

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Ha, I was looking at those. I've been thinking about trying their "Secret Denim" for the slubs, but am currently wearing Chimala and RRL, and have a pair of new Flat Heads sitting in the closet. The Chimalas are a little slubby, but not as much as those Onis. The Onis look nice.
 

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Ha, I was looking at those. I've been thinking about trying their "Secret Denim" for the slubs, but am currently wearing Chimala and RRL, and have a pair of new Flat Heads sitting in the closet. The Chimalas are a little slubby, but not as much as those Onis. The Onis look nice.
Yeah I've wanted to try their "Secret Denim" for a while. I don't tend to gravitate toward slubby denim, but I kinda feel like I need to see what the hype is about?

You don't need any new jeans though it sounds like. Bust out those Flat Heads! summer is a great time to start putting fades in your jeans
 

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That's a good self-realization. To be honest, most denim feels pretty light to me.

I'm generally about 14.5-16oz, but I've been wanting something fairly heavy lately (even though I know it might be a rough time of year to get into something above 14oz). Also never had something from Tanuki and always heard good things.
My new RO are 13.75oz and are easy to wear. I’ve owned the 18oz Japan blue Godzilla jeans, couldn’t wear them way too stiff so I sold em. Then I bought strike gold 14.5 oz and those things were just as stiff but I liked them a lot, especially the fades I saw as they age. I wonder if the weight is not necessarily what determines how stiff the jeans are. For example, a friend had IH 22oz and said they wore super easy. From my experience it just depends on the maker.

FWIW I wear TSG with FCL and Carpe diem so kind work wear mix.

RO waxed selvage with RO Ramones and actually I mixed in my IH moto and it worked well. Although I switch between that and a RO intarsia.
 

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Posting on Styefarm doesn't make fades, alas.
 

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I had some 21oz iron hearts and they felt like burlap. Cool for sure, but honestly just not something I really liked.

Now I have 16oz tender co, 14 oz studio d'artisan, 16 oz mister freedom, and whatever vintage Lees sit at. I tend to wear the Lee and the 14oz studio d'artisan the most.
 

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Got a pair of 21oz Iron Hearts 634s last year and find them comfortable to wear. Start out stiff but so much softer after a wash. Will wear lighter weight Levis on the hottest most humid days.

Prefer to keep my jeans dark so wash inside out on hand wash cycle, hang to dry and then throw them on air in the dryer with a tennis ball. Keep 6 pairs hanging on hooks in the the closet I am currently wearing. After a number of years they will eventually show fade lines. Have a few beater pairs for times they risk getting dirty, stained or torn.
 

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My new RO are 13.75oz and are easy to wear. I’ve owned the 18oz Japan blue Godzilla jeans, couldn’t wear them way too stiff so I sold em. Then I bought strike gold 14.5 oz and those things were just as stiff but I liked them a lot, especially the fades I saw as they age. I wonder if the weight is not necessarily what determines how stiff the jeans are. For example, a friend had IH 22oz and said they wore super easy. From my experience it just depends on the maker.

FWIW I wear TSG with FCL and Carpe diem so kind work wear mix.

RO waxed selvage with RO Ramones and actually I mixed in my IH moto and it worked well. Although I switch between that and a RO intarsia.
It has to do with how it's woven and the starch content in the fabric as well, but also how stuff/scratchy it feels. I've been getting custom jeans from Soso for a while now, and their 18oz denim is stiff but also super soft on the inside. It feels like you're wearing fresh dickies for a few days, but the inside cotton feels really soft against the leg
 

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