The Denim Weight of Jeans

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Factors that Influence  the Feel of Denim

Denim weight is a combination of how thick the yarn used to make the fabric is...

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Factors that Influence the Feel of Denim

...how tightly woven the yarns are...

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Factors that Influence the Feel of Denim

...and even how much the yarn weighs.

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Factors that Influence the Feel of Denim

Raw jeans will feel stiffer, regardless of the weight, because they haven’t been prewashed and still have the starch used in cutting and sewing.

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Factors that Influence the Feel of Denim

Lighter weights won’t create distinct patterns the same way that mid- to heavy-weight denim will because it doesn’t crease as deeply.

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Factors that Influence the Feel of Denim

Finally, fabric weight may dictate the style, especially of jeans.

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Read more on The Denim Weight of Jeans: A Clear and Simple Guide

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