Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Recently there’s been a bit of competition going on to create the world’s heaviest denim, and the boys from Naked and Famous are staking their claim in denim history with their 32 oz ‘Weird Guy’ jeans.
The heavy duty rigid selvedge jeans stand-up on their own and will be limited to around 10 pairs.
Recently they talked about their 24 oz denim and the problems that occurred during weaving and cut and sew:
“The fabric is almost impossible to weave. The looms shake and chatter and have to be closely monitored and adjusted as production runs. The filler yarns load up the shuttle to be so heavy that each pass of the weft is an amazing challenge.
After the fabric is done, we sent it to an amazing niche sewing factory in San Francisco, where they were crazy enough to agree to sew up these jeans for us. The sewing was a great challenge as well… The weight and rigidity of the denim is unprecedented and threw off the calibration of every machine. The in-house mechanic had to sit by each operation to fix or adjust each machine after every 2 or 3 pairs! Some of the sewing staff was actually brought to tears due to the tough and non-pliable fabric.”
It makes you wonder how 32 oz was even possible. We love those crazy Naked and Famous guys!
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