33 oz Classic Selvedge Jeans
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.
-Long Staple Cotton.
-Limited Edition 33 oz patches.
-The heavyweight champions pocket print.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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@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!
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! 😉
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!