What's the story of 10.5, 11, 12, and 13.5 oz. on denim?

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Oz. is short for ounces, and it describes the weight of the jeans. You guessed it: one is heavier than the other. Saburo jeans range from 10.5 to 13.5 oz. But what exactly does that mean? Let's explore Saburo's denim weights a bit more.

10.5 oz. jeans are lightweight, baby

Summer, vacation, and holidays are always around the corner. Our 10.5 oz. jeans are lightweight, making them perfect for summer and vacation. 

11 and 12 oz. creates great year-round jeans

Looking for a wardrobe workhorse that's intended to last for years to come, all year round? Then go with 11 or 12 oz. jeans. 11 oz. denim is easy to break in and comfortable to wear from the get-go. 12 oz. denim is an ideal year-round weight for just about anybody. 

13.5 oz. is in between two extremes

13.5 oz. is considered mid-heavy-weight denim. It can be a bit though on your legs at first, but with time they will smooth out and be more flexible. 

An authentic denim enthusiast, or in other words a denim nerd, might consider 13 oz. to be the lightest he or she would ever wear. Anything over 13 oz. is heavy denim that needs to be broken in, but it might not be as stiff as you might think. 

So, how many ounces should you go for on your new jeans?

Buying a pair of new jeans online can be a bit tricky. All jeans are not created equal: sizes vary, styles are diverse, and the weights are different.

Durability-wise, our jeans are pretty much identical from 10.5 to 13.5 oz. The real difference is in the fabric's drape and flexibility. 12 to 14 oz. is commonly used for denim jeans. For Saburo jeans, the ounces range from 10.5 to 13.5 oz. What do you prefer?

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