Naked & Famous pretty much ended the denim weight arms race when they released their infamous 32oz Super Heavyweight Weird Guy jean nearly two years ago. The details required to tolerate the denim’s ridiculous weight ranged from a zip fly, belt loops stitched on at an angle, and an unsanforized fabric – no sanforization machines could handle it. The jeans were made in a Japanese factory that took nearly a day and several broken sewing needles to produce each pair.
Not unlike Howard Hughes’s famed Spruce Goose, the 32’s seemed too grand for this world and produced more for novelty and prestige than for anyone to actually wear. Even creator Brandon Svarc gave them the tagline of “Guaranteed uncomfortable or your money back,” mocking anyone who thought themselves up to the task of taming these two-pound pants of insanity.
Well at least one man has proven himself worthy. User kingsofbabylon from Reddit’s raw denim forum has been wearing his 32oz jeans for the last year and a half and shown us fades you really have to see to believe. Look below for the heaviest fades the world of raw denim has to offer.
- Name: Naked & Famous 32oz Super Heavyweight Weird Guy
- Weight: 32oz
- Fit: Weird Guy, Slim, Tapered
- Denim: 100% cotton Japanese unsanforized indigo selvedge denim
- Worn: 18 months
- Washes: 5
- MSRP: $495.00 USD
- Other Details:
- Zip fly
- 15oz Leather Patch
- 1″ x 1.5″ carpet thick yarns
Photos – Before