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

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

  1. bl@ster

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    Yo 4char, where can I scoop up a pair of those 23oz Lee's?
     


  2. 4characters

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    Tate + Yoko got some N&F 26oz for half off
     


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  5. Hirsh

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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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  6. Oldguy

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    I just started this weekend with the UB321 21 ounces as the heaviest jean I've ever put on and in two days they are turning comfortable!

    Two Questions:

    What is the heaviest jean you ever wore?

    And...how long until they were comfortable to wear?
     


  7. Hirsh

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    Sadly, the most I've found is 21oz to fit me, although even that's heavy on my 81lb frame!!

    Yes, they do take ages to break in -,mine are about 2 years but now are my most comfortable out of my 11 pairs of jeans!!!:)
     


  8. Oldguy

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    I would like to read about the wearing of the 32 ounce jeans...

    did they become comfortable? Was it like wearing a stiff carpet at first?

    After only wearing what I guess to be 11 ounce jeans my whole life, I was stunned at the first time I wore Gustin 14.5 ounce jeans earlier this year. I could not button them up all the way, and they were like hard cardboard, at first. Now, they are great.

    The next step was the Gustin Heavyweight, at 18 ounces, but they arrived soft.

    Lastly, the Unbranded 21 ounce which was hard, and even harder after the initial soak, but 2 days of outdoor wearing and they not only fit, but are comfortable.

    Other than the short Maine summer, I won't go back to the light weights, as I like the drape and feel of the heavier denim. It reminds me of being a boy, a long time ago, when denim felt rough enough to handle the sandlot play that we kids put them through back then.
     


  9. 4characters

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    After a few hours they become less painful and after a few months they become about as conformed to your body as they will get.
    Besides that, weight and comfort actually have little to do with each other. For example: Iron Heart 25oz jeans are said to be the most comfortable pair of jeans to wear. Cotton type, staple length, yarn tension, and weave seem to have more to do with comfort. I.E. loosely spun weft fibers, long staple cotton, and snug weave. Also sometimes STF denim conforms better to body, though it can also sometimes cause discomfort at back of legs at the crease points.
    Have 21oz Iron hearts and 23oz Lee’s. The Iron Hearts were comfortable from the start, but the Lee’s were uncomfortable for a few months, but then were more comfortable than most jeans, but still not quite as comfortable as my Iron Hearts.
     


  10. Oldguy

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    Thanks.

    My 18 ounce from Gustin was comfortable from the start, as they have soft hand. (though not a "Super Heavy-Weight Denim"

    My 21 oz from The Unbranded is probably the most fun as they became comfortable rather quickly, but are giving fade marks the first few days of wear!

    I had to wash them due to not only wanting to get the first over with, on the chance I will have them hemmed, but due to some serious mud! I have not worn them longer than 8 or 9 hours at a stretch...

    this is what has come in a few days:

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    I love the Unbranded UB321 and the price was great.

    The Gustin 23 ounce, and the "Twenty Six" ounce were more than double the money. The Twenty Six sold out in 14 minutes, so I missed out. Gustins say that they will hopefully be offering the 23 ounce jeans again within a few months, and I will back them . I do find the hardware and stitching on the Gustins to be superior to The Unbranded. I love the color of the Unbranded UB 321. The picture does not do it justice as the blue is really nice and the fades are unique and my own.

    I am surprised how comfortable UB321 is, in such a short time. I have cuffed them instead of hemming, and likely won't baby them, as I intend with the Gustin Zimbabwe, which I hope to save for less casual appearances.

    I wonder how many denim lovers have gone to the more substantial weight denims and have fallen in love as I have. Other than the light pair for summer, (and the 12.5 Naturals), I want everything north of 14.5 oz after experiencing a few of these substantial denims!
     
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  11. 4characters

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    How on earth did you get fades like that in a few days?
     


  12. Oldguy

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    I don't know!

    I was out in the rain on a search and rescue on Saturday, and then wore them all day Sunday (after a wash), and then on Wednesday night and today! I wonder if being damp, and out in the woods (lots of bending over) had something to do with starting the fades!
     


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    That would do it.[​IMG]
     


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    That's amazing. :)
     
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  15. Oldguy

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    How long do you hang your Heavyweight jeans until they are dry?

    I know we are supposed to avoid the direct sunlight, but this seems to take 2 days plus, to get them dry.

    I cracked and threw them into the dryer for 15 minutes to speed it up a bit. They felt tight, but loosened up again, just the same.

    These are the Unbranded UB 321's, with a bit more than a week of casual wear (a few hours a day after work, and on weekends). Due to the heavy mud and rain, they've been washed twice. It's a "car selfie" and after they are dry, I will take some better shots. I love the way they feel, and the way they went from harsh to manageable with wear. I know that the stitching is not the world's greatest (I'll show with some photos, too), but until I can land those "The Twenty Six" from Gustin, I am not only enjoying these, but decided the fades were too much fun to go at it alone, so I ordered a pair for my wife. I am going to put them away for a week, until her's arrive, and then let her catch up for another week, and then will go one on one, mano a mano, with my better half, with the winner of the Fades taking the loser to her favorite restaurant.


    Oops, the pesky pronoun gave me away.

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    PS: Hirsch, how are you feeling?
     
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