33 oz Classic Selvedge Jeans


(3 customer reviews)

These new “Breaker of Legs” uses cotton woven from 100% Australian family grown cotton.
Famous for their immense quality, this denim is extremely durable and long lasting with the promise of truly awesome fades.
We have been using the rope dyeing technique which is believed to be the greatest dyeing method for yarns.
These components combined makes for a very rigid and robust denim with a uneven/slub texture.

SOSO’s Heavyweight Champions – “The Breaker of Legs” weighs in at 33.14 oz, or 939g, is woven on vintage GA1515 shuttle looms, one of the first generation shuttle looms ever produced for the denim industry. These shuttle looms needed to be manually adjusted to handle the weight and rigidness, while generally you can just turn the machines on. Also in this special case, the weaver needs to overlook the meticulous process from beginning to the end. It takes approximately 2 whole days for our tailors to produce ONE pair of 33.14 oz jeans!

Lennox the Kangaroo represents the Australian cotton we’ve used for our Breaker of Legs. Ryder the Moose represents SOSO as a Swedish denim brand while Maddox the Elephant represents our Thai heritage production using traditional denim manufacturing.

Special Features:
-Long Staple Cotton.
-Limited Edition 33 oz patches.
-The heavyweight champions pocket print.

  • Material:
    100% Australian rope dyed cotton.
    Warp: Three piles of 5s yarn. Warp density 48 per inch.
    Weft: Two piles of 5s yarn. Weft density 19 per inch.
  • Shrinkage:
    The denim is already sanforized so expect minimal shrinkage.
  • Washing advice:
    First time we recommend a soak and let hang dry to prevent excessive shrinkage.
  • Expectations:
    “Like pulling on a firehose” is what we’ve heard before…
  • Denim Weight:
    33.14 oz super heavyweight denim.
  • Recommended Combo:
    This fabric leaves room for any stitching color.
  • Fading:
    This will be one of your nemesis denim, but when broken in, it will last you a lifetime and offer amazing fades.

* Read the article made by the writer from Heddels, John Bobey. – A journey wearing the old 33.14 oz fabric for 34 days. Heddels.com

Please make sure that you fully understand the massiveness of this product before you continue with your purchase. Don’t use the belt loops to try putting the jeans on! There’s a limited amount of people that can fix it.

ANNOUNCEMENT: A new batch of this fabric is currently in production and will be done in April so please allow extra time for your order to complete.

Available on backorder


    Find your recommended fit in our size guide here.

    Fit Guide Jeans

    Fit Guide Jeans – At our brand, family is at the core of everything we do. That’s why we’ve approached our fits with the same values. Introducing the SOSO Fit Family, consisting of six unique men, each with their own story and personal style. Our Fit Guide Jeans will help you find the perfect fit that aligns with your own unique style, with a little background on each of our fit models to guide you.

    (A) Measuring the waist
    (D) Measuring the front rise
    (G) Measuring inseam/length. Add 1-2" for shrinkage
    (B) Measuring the hip
    (E) Measuring the back rise
    (C) Measuring the thigh 1" or 2.5 cm below crotch
    (F) Measuring the leg opening
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise7.9"8.3"8.7"8.7"9"9"9.8"10.2"11"12.6"13"
    Back Rise12.8"13.2"13.6"13.6"13.8"13.8"14.6"15"15.7"16.1"16.5"
    Leg Opening5.1"5.5"5.7"5.7"5.9"5.9"6.1"6.3"6.5"6.7"7.1"
    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise2021222223232526283233
    Back Rise32.533.534.534.535353738404142
    Leg Opening131414.514.5151515.51616.51718

    Skinny Luke

    Luke is the youngest brother in the family. Furthermore, he’s on the cusp of adulthood, but he’s still a kid at heart. Additionally, he’s thin through the hips and thighs, but he’s getting stronger with each passing year. His style has never been rigid. Furthermore, his look changes slightly with each year, adapting to the latest fashions, but he never throws his old clothes away. Instead, he simply wears them a little differently, pairing them with new trendy pieces.

    That makes Luke perfect for those who are looking for a thoroughly modern fit complete with high waist and tight fit. Additionally, because the fit is designed to hug the thighs and calves, tapering right to the ankle, it’s best for those who are on the slender side. Furthermore, if comfort is important to you, stick to the lighter weights. The Skinny Luke looks its best in our stretch denim.

    Also, if you’ve found that your jeans tend to gap in your lumbar region, the Skinny Luke will suit you right down to the ground. Furthermore, the waist is tilted slightly, rising a little higher in the back than in the front. This ensures that, whether you’re sitting or standing, your waist will sit right where it should.

    Skinny Luke is similar to: Lee Malone, Wrangler Bryson, Levi’s 510, Nudie Skinnyl Lin, Edwin ED85

    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise22.523.524.525.526.527.528.529.530.531.532.533343536
    Back Rise313233343536373839404142434445
    Leg Opening13.51414.515.515.51616.51717.518.519.520.520.521.522
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise8.8"9.2"9.6"10"10.4"10.8"11.2"11.6"12"12.4"12.8"13"13.4"13.8"14.2"
    Back Rise12.2"12.6"13"13.4"13.8"14.2"14.6"15"15.4"15.8"16.1"16.5"16.9"17.3"17.7"
    Leg Opening5.3"5.5"5.7"6.1"6.1"6.3"6.5"6.7"6.9"7.3"7.7"8.1"8.1"8.5"8.7"

    Slim Darryl

    Darryl is the most popular member of the family. Furthermore, he seems to fit in no matter where he is, moving effortlessly between professional and social settings without ever seeming out of place. Additionally, he’s been working as a graphic designer in the big city, but he’s always got time for family. He’s only a phone call away—and he always answers the call.

    His style tends more towards comfort than his younger brother Skinny Luke. Additionally, he’s not on the cutting edge of fashion, but he knows that his look is never out of style. Furthermore, he’s comfortable without being too loose, casual without being sloppy. He’s versatile and always at home in his clothes.

    The Slim Darryl has a medium rise—not too light, and not too high. Furthermore, there’s a little more room through the hips, but it’s still slim in the top block. The thigh fits snugly, but the taper is subtler, leaving a little more room through the calf.

    Slim Darryl is similar to: Lee Luke, Lee Rider Slim, Wrangler Larston Medium, Levi’s 511, Nudie Lean Dean, Nudie Grim Tim, Ironheart 555, Edwin ED80


    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise25262727.528282929.530313232333435
    Back Rise34353636.537373838.539404142434445
    Leg Opening1414.515.516.51717.5181818.519.52021222222.5
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise9.8"10.2"10.6"10.8"11"11"11.4"11.6"11.8"12.2"12.6"12.6"13"13.4"13.8"
    Back Rise13.4"13.8"14.2"14.4"14.6"14.6"15"15.2"15.4"15.7"16.1"16.5"16.9"17.3"17.7"
    Leg Opening5.5"5.7"6.1"6.5"6.7"6.9"7.1"7.1"7.3"7.7"7.9"8.3"8.7"8.7"8.9"

    Tapered Jeremy

    Jeremy is the oldest brother in the family. He might not be as popular as Darryl, but he’s always the life of the party when the family gets together. Additionally, Jeremy might not ride his skateboard as much as he used to, but he can still hold his own on the half pipe. Furthermore, he’s got a family now, and his lifestyle is more sedate than it used to be, but he still knows how to cut loose.

    Jeremy is a software developer, and the dress code at the office allows him perfect freedom to choose a style that works for him. Additionally, he still loves his hoodies and sneakers, but he’s also perfectly comfortable in wool cardigans and even the occasional blazer. Furthermore, he used to wear his jeans slung low on his waist, but now he prefers a medium rise that sits comfortably right where it should.

    Therefore, Jeremy works well with heavier denims than with lighter ones, but, thanks to its generous taper, it can be difficult to get in and out of in super heavyweights. Additionally, it’s the perfect fit if you want plenty of room through the thigh and top block but a more fashionable cut below the knees. Furthermore, if you want a BOOTCUT fit, all you need to do, is to change the leg opening to your preferred bootcut width.

    Tapered Jeremy is similar to: Lee Austin, Lee 101, Lee Darin, Wrangler Texas Tapered, Levi’s 512, Ironheart 888, Edwin ED55

    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise24.5252627.527.5282828.529.5303132323334
    Back Rise36.5373838.538.53939404141.54243434445
    Leg Opening1515.515.515.51616.5171717.51818.520202121.5
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise9.6"9.8"10.2"10.8"10.8"11"11"11.2"11.6"11.8"12.2"12.6"12.6"13"13.4"
    Back Rise14.4"14.6"15"15.2"15.2"15.4"15.4"15.7"16.1"16.3"16.5"16.9"16.9"17.3"17.7"
    Leg Opening5.9"6.1"6.1"6.1"6.3"6.5"6.7"6.7"6.9"7.1"7.3"7.9"7.9"8.3"8.5"

    Loose Clark

    Clark is the rowdy cousin. He’s the athlete in the family. Furthermore, he never turned pro, but he was a stand-out star on the varsity team. Additionally, he still plays hockey in the winter and soccer in the summer, and he’s got legs like tree trunks. The kids take turns trying to knock him off his feet, but he’s rooted to the ground.

    Because of his ample thighs, Clark has always had to settle for baggy, shapeless clothes. However, recently, he’s found the perfect fit—a pair that gives him the freedom to move without hiding his athletic figure. Additionally, his jeans are practically his uniform. He’s got four pairs (heavy for the colder months and lighter for the warmer ones). Furthermore, now that he’s found the perfect fit, he never wears anything else.

    The Loose Clark has a shaped yoke that provides an almost-tailored fit for larger men with power in their legs. Furthermore, the thigh is wide enough to fit bodybuilders who never skip legs day, and there’s a pronounced taper towards the ankle. This fit is perfect for the man who has all but given up on finding the perfect-fitting pair.

    Loose Clark is similar to: Levi’s 551, Nudie Steady Eddie, Edwin ED45

    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise2828.52929.5303030.53131.531.532.532.53434.535
    Back Rise3737.53838.5393939.54040.540.541.541.54343.544
    Leg Opening16.51717.51818.519.52020.52121.523242626.527
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise11"11.2"11.4"11.6"11.8"11.8"12"12.2"12.4"12.4"12.8"12.8"13.4"13.6"13.8"
    Back Rise14.6"14.8"15"15.2"15.4"15.4"15.6"15.8"16"16.2"16.4"16.4"16.9"17.1"17.3"
    Leg Opening6.5"6.7"6.9"7.1"7.3"7.5"7.9"8.1"8.3"8.5"9"9.4"10.2"10.4"10.6"

    Classic Fit

    The Classic Fit is the father of our family. Additionally, he cares deeply about history and legacy. Furthermore, the walls of his study are lined with old family photographs, and, when the whiskey has been flowing, he’ll tell stories for hours—stories about the old world and the new. Moreover, he knows how to spin a great yarn.

    The father of the family has always been a stylish man. Furthermore, many of his favorite pieces (his well-worn flannel and his tattered Storm Rider) have been with him for decades, but, like him, they’re classics that never go out of style. Additionally, he may be going gray, but he’s a true-blue classic—the glue that holds the family fast.

    The Classic Fit is built to last, so this is the fit we recommend if you’re considering any of our denims north of 18 oz. Furthermore, With a high waist, a generous thigh, and a slight taper with a levelled foot opening, the fit is the best way to make heavy selvedge comfortable for most body types. Additionally, pair it with a mid-weight Type III denim jacket and a pair of boots and you’ll be ready for anything. Moreover, for a more youthful look, try it with a plain tee and a pair of white sneakers.

    Classic Fit is similar to: Lee Brooklyn, Lee 101, Lee 101 Rider, Wrangler Arizona, Levi’s 501, Ironheart 634

    Measurements in Centimetres
    Front Rise2525.52626.52727.528293030.531.53334.53637
    Back Rise35.5363738.538.539.540.54141.5424344454647
    Leg Opening19.52020.52121.52222.523.523.5242526272828.5
    Measurements in Inches
    Front Rise9.8"10"10.2"10.4"10.6"10.8"11"11.4"11.8"12"12.4"13"13.6"14.2"14.6"
    Back Rise14"14.2"14.5"15.1"15.1"15.5"15.9"16.1"16.3"16.5"16.5"17.3"17.7"18.1"18.5"
    Leg Opening7.7"7.9"8.1"8.3"8.5"8.7"8.9"9.2"9.2"9.4"9.8"10.2"10.6"11"11.2"

    Relaxed Ralph

    Firstly, Ralph is the uncle who dresses up as Santa Claus every year at Christmas. Furthermore, he is a fixture at the family table, and his belly laughs bring a smile to everybody’s face. Additionally, he’s the biggest member of the family, but he carries himself well. He’s as strong as Paul Bunyan, and his hugs are legendary. He’s got a heart as big as Texas.

    Secondly, for Ralph, easy breezy comfort is key. Additionally, he’s the oldest of the three brothers, and he drives a train for a living. Furthermore, his clothes suit the role. He gravitates towards vintage workwear styles, and he always wipes his brow with a bandana he keeps tucked in his back pocket.

    Lastly, the Relaxed Ralph is perfect for larger men or for those who are drawn to more vintage workwear styles. Furthermore, it pairs perfectly with a Type II denim jacket, and it looks best with a bold rolled cuff over a pair of black engineer boots. To elaborate, Ralph is casual and airy. Moreover, Ralph has a higher, tilted waist. Additionally, he has a loose thigh width, slightly tapered towards the foot opening.

    Relaxed Ralph is similar to: Levi’s Stay Loose, Edwin ED39

    Start by choosing your basic selection so that our master tailors can create your tailor made jeans. You can also go with our Choose-for-me option to make it easier.






    We're using Coats Dual Duty, which is a premium quality core-spun thread with excellent wash-down characteristics ideal for denim-wear and jeans.

    Our buttons and trims are sourced from YKK International from Japan.


    This features a top-and-bottom stitching of the patch and allows for a belt to be passed through underneath it.



    We offer optional details to further customize a unique tailor made pair of  jeans. This is not mandatory.



    Coats Dual Duty is a premium quality core-spun thread with excellent wash-down characteristics ideal for denim-wear and jeans.



    Show on the coin pocket. Embroidery is the same color as stitching. Maximum 5 letters.



    Alter any measurement to further create your perfect pair of tailor made jeans. Please remember that alterations may cause other measurements in our size chart to change slightly. Check our fit guide to find out how you should measure.







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3 reviews for 33 oz Classic Selvedge Jeans

  1. @philvedge (verified owner)

    Had the breakers for 200 wear days and enjoyed it every day, what a fun piece!
    Stiff only in the beginning, always heavy, more breathable as it seems…dare you!!!
    (Don’t forget to size up one or more)

    • Johan @ SOSO

      We’re happy you enjoy them brother!

  2. ermasore (verified owner)

    I have been wearing these jeans everyday for over a month now and I have gotten so much joy out of them. They are soft and heavy and absolutely perfect for the winter months. Break in is a bit of a challenge but that just comes with the territory with heavyweight denim, especially the heaviest denim in the world.
    Everyone in the office thinks I’m a lunatic for wearing them, which is fine by me since I really am crazy about denim. 🙂
    It doesnt help that I brag about them to anyone that will listen and have them feel my pants.

    They are not as uncomfortable as you might imagine, IF you get the right sizing. Give yourself plenty of room in the knees and in the crotch area. I recommend getting them in the relaxed ralph or in a custom cut similar to the relaxed tapered fit from unbranded denim (if you like a bit of taper). I would also caution against getting a button fly with this material. You WILL NOT be able to button it, I promise you.

    Jannis (one of the cofounders) walked me through my entire purchase and was incredibly patient and helpful as I tried to make up my mind with a bunch of inane questions about sizing and store policy.

    Looking forward to buying some 41oz jeans from SOSO someday after they one-up N&F’s upcoming 40ozs! 😉

  3. Kamil Nusbaum (verified owner)

    Guys, be careful – the things you’ve heard, or read about them – they are right.
    I was stepping up from 21oz and I could not belive what a huge diffrence it is. My toughts after a second week with them:

    1. Size up. I’ve measured my previous favourite pair – they were UB321’s. I wear size 33. When I looked up my measures with SOSO’s it came up that I should order size 32. The thing is – the thicknes of the denim robs you of some space. Don’t get me wrong – these jeans looks stellar on me – almost bespoke. But more wiggle room with denim this thick would be a godsend. I should have asked before I’ve ordered, so lesson learned!

    2. Button fly. Don’t do it. Your fingers will hurt. On the first day I only managed to button the top one. On the second day I had to take a break from them – I could not button even the top one, beacause my fingers hurt from wrestling with them. On the third day I was sitting with them on my lap, and I was just buttoning them up, trying to break them in. I still struggle with them, but not so much now.

    3. Stairs. They are an obstacle. Right now I cannot bring my knee above my waist, so I’ve got to be mindful of that.

    4. Driving. Getting in a car is easy, but either due to them being new, or my mistake with sizing – prolonged sitting is proving to be difficult.

    5. Coin pocket. It is kinda small. Fits a Zippo ligther, and that is it. That is a bummer for me, since in my UB’s I’ve carried a Zippo, Olight I3E pocket flashlight, and my Tom Winspear guitar pick. In those I can only carry either a Zippo, or the other two items.

    Overall I am very happy with them. Probably will order a second pair, this time sized up, beacause I think that after a wash I won’t fit in them, but time will tell!

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