“Ounces” (commonly shortened as ‘oz’ or ‘oz.’ in writing) is one of the first glossaries you learn when you enter the world of denim.
Denim fabric is classified by weight using this unit of mass. The heavier the denim, the higher the ounces.
You’ll come across a lot of “oz” in this article, but you’ll end up with a comprehensive understanding of the world’s heaviest jeans.
1. Naked and Famous 40 0z Denim
There are a lot of companies who claim to make the world’s heaviest denim, but none of them compare to Naked & Famous genre-defining, barrier-breaking 40 oz jeans.
Brandon, the CEO of Naked and Famous, revealed that he addressed a passionate letter to the mill, saying, “We have to take it to the next level” after the magic they had created with the 32 oz jeans, which at the time of manufacture was the heaviest jeans ever produced.
He had to ensure that Japan retained its title as the world’s heaviest fabric.’ They went out and got a special machine, tweaked it, changed the shuttle, and did everything they could to make this fabric.
The machine wasn’t working well at first, but when Brandon arrived at the mill, it miraculously began to work properly. If you want to make this denim, you’ll need more than just a modified shuttle loom; you’ll also need a little bit of magic. Brandon, fortunately, possesses both.
The jeans are not yet available for purchase by the general public; when questioned, Brandon refused to name a specific date, but assured the general public, particularly heavyweight jeans fans, that it will be soon.
2. Viapiana 38 Oz monster Denim Jeans
Ben Viapiana of Thailand took on the ludicrous task of creating indigo pants out of a material that looks more like plate armor than fabric.
Because the jeans are so thick, they can stand up by themselves. Viapiana got the denim from a Pakistani specialist mill.
When asked if he planned to put the jeans into production, Viapiana replied, “They took too long to make, and I still haven’t discovered machines that can truly handle the denim properly.”
He does, however, keep the door open, stating that if he can find a machine that can process denim, he will consider manufacturing a few pairs to sell, although this has not happened since 2016.
3. Kassim 37 oz Selvedge Denim
The jean, dubbed the “world’s heaviest weight selvedge denim” by the mill, was on exhibit at Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone, the denim section.
Mohsin Sajid, the new creative director of Kassim and the owner of the London-based denim company Endrime, joked that the jeans can stand up on their own.
Denimheads like “Swiss Jeans Freak” Ruedi Karrer were drawn to the heavy-duty denim, but Sajid pointed out that it wasn’t made with a commercial goal in mind.
Rather, the fully vertical mill created the denim as a tribute to Muhammad Ali’s greatness, as well as to demonstrate its full range of skills and ability to provide more than the fundamentals.
4. Naked & Famous Weird Guy 32 Oz Super Heavyweight
If there’s one thing you’ve heard about Naked & Famous, it’s that they’re known for their unconventional style. It’s to be expected when you’re selling products like glow-in-the-dark denim, pomegranate-dyed pants, and other ridiculous (but amazing) items.
Not only have the people at N&F just excelled themselves but the entire denim business as well. Naked & Famous have created the world’s heaviest Jean mass production, and this Jean weighs 32 ounces per square yard. An average pair of raw jeans has a denim weight of 14 ounces per square yard.
When asked about the piece’s inspiration, N&F founder Brandon Svarc noted that people have a penchant for superlatives and that the jeans are his denim superlative.
The piece was created over the course of two years and is limited to 138 pairs, selling for $495.00 each. It’s also rumored to be too hefty to stand on its own.
5. SOSO 33 oz. jeans (The breaker of legs)
The “breaker of legs” jeans are around 2.5–3 times heavier than your average pair of raw jeans, so just wearing them for a day is an accomplishment in and of itself! But Todd, a contender in the 2019 indigo invitational fade competition, wore these jeans virtually every day for eight months, producing a distinct wear pattern along the way.
The cotton used in these new “Breaker of Legs” is 100% Australian family-grown cotton.
This denim is known for its exceptional quality, and it is incredibly robust and long-lasting, with the promise of genuinely amazing fades.
It was created using the rope dyeing technique, which is widely regarded as the best method for coloring yarns.
These jeans weigh in at exactly 33.14 oz or 939g.
6. Old Blue’s 31 oz Heavyweight jeans
These heavy-weight textiles have a royal blue and red wine weft and are milled in China. Something exceptional.
This piece is made from 31 ounces of rich blue selvedge denim. It’s a loom-state denim fabric that’s been milled only in China and is unsanforized.
The fabric with the unusually thick selvedge line is loomed with outrageously thick yarns.
The old blue company sells the jeans, which are currently in production. It comes in two colors: red wine and royal blue.
7. Ciano Farmer 30 oz bull Denim
This pair of jeans is made of 100% cotton fabric. This is a non-selvedge fabric with a deep khaki ochre hue, however, you’ll notice white seams to preserve the ends. The cloth is thick and substantial. It’s the perfect pair of work pants.
There’s a nice pocket feature on the pair, as well as more room for your hands. The belt loops are double-backed and expertly stitched.
The jeans will set you back at approximately $299.
8. Iron Heart 25 0z super heavyweight Denim
This long-lasting masterpiece is made by Iron Heart, a Japanese firm. The extra heavyweight jeans are made from 25 oz Japanese selvage denim.
These jeans are near the limit of what can be manufactured, according to Iron Heart, who had to request that the individuals stitching them wear safety eyewear since the sewing machine needles might randomly burst!
The jeans will set you back $400 for a pair.