After writing our Fade Friday posts for over 5 years now, and being the Fades Editor for almost half of that time, it’s safe to say that I’ve learned how different denims evolve over time. One thing I noticed in my first few months of writing for Heddels was that heavier denim produced, well, heavier fades. I’ve seen my share of raw denim jeans, 25 oz. and up, delivering thunderous fades and wear patterns, but when I first saw SOSO‘s world-beating 33 oz. denim in our fade inbox, I knew that the Swedish brand had done something ridiculous, but downright special.
SOSO’s 33.14 oz. denim is made from super strong, family-grown Australian cotton and is officially the heaviest denim in the world. The fabric owes its weight and rigindess to the use of 5 gauge yarns, a thickness you’d typically find on heavyweight rugs, and a robust 3 x 1 twill weave.
This proprietary ‘super heavyweight’ denim requires attention from yarn to garment, from the loom operator having to adjust the vintage GA1515 shuttle loom and oversee the weaving process, to the tailors dedicating 2 days to produce each garment. Despite this, SOSO offers a full customization service that allows you to totally customize your garment, right down to the thread color, button and rivet style, rear pocket shape, and waist patch design. So not only will you have the heaviest jeans in the game, but they’ll be totally unique to you before they’ve picked up a single fade.
Unlike other brands’ heavyweight denim ventures, SOSO’s offering doesn’t stop at just one fabric or silhouette. The Swedish label is serving up 3 colorways of its 33 oz. selvedge denim, available across 9 “Breaker of Legs” jean silhouettes including skinny, slim, wide, and a ladies fit — and 2 “Breaker of Arms” jacket styles — an archetypal Type III trucker jacket and a coverall. This range of styles and fabrics along with the plethora of customization options means you can really dial in your purchase to fit your needs and style.
Despite the countless ways SOSOs 33.14 Oz. denim can be made up, one thing is for certain – the world’s heaviest denim will form deep, cavernous that will result in stark fades that accentuate your wear pattern and lifestyle more dramatically than any other denim on the market. Should you consult your doctor before getting into some of this gargantuan denim? Probably. But if you’re a true denim head, you’ll be too curious about the fades this fabric will produce to care about any side effects. Jokes aside, don’t be scared of these things, the break-in period is one of the most memorable parts of any raw denim journey.
Record-setting and fully customizable, you might be asking if the Breaker of Legs and Breaker of Arms break the bank? No, sir. Jackets clock in at $399 and jeans at just $299. Interested? Discover the collection over at SOSO