5 Pairs Of Raw Denim For Summer

Rawr Denim - 5 Pairs Of Raw Jeans For Summer

5 Pairs Of Raw Jeans For Summer (Photo Courtesy of Need Supply)

Even the most devout denim heads have a hard time pulling on their favorite 16 oz. baby blues during the summer months.  After soaking them with sweat during a short walk to school, the grocery store or even the mailbox, heavy jeans can feel like a damp winter blanket clinging to your legs.

However, thanks to a few manufacturers making jeans from lighter, summer weight denim, there’s no need to swap out jeans for shorts or chinos during the dog days.

1. Raleigh Denim – Raw Wilson Trouser

On the heavier end of the summer weight denim spectrum, Raleigh Denim offers their Raw Wilson Trousers cut from 10.5 oz., ring-spun indigo canvas woven at Cone Mills White Oak Plant in Greensboro, NC.

The Wilson Trouser is a slim-fitting jean and features detailing like traditional trouser pockets and red tonal selvedge stitching (photo source: UnionMade)

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - Raleigh Wilson

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - Raleigh Wilson

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - Raleigh Wilson

2. Williamsburg Garment Company – South 1st Street Raw Gray Jeans

Williamsburg Garment Company offers their South 1st Street Raw Gray Jeans, cut from denim weighing in at 10.25 oz. per yard.  The South 1st Street Raw is available in a straight fit with little to no taper in the leg (photo source: Williamsburg Garment Company).

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - Williamsburg Gray Raw

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - Williamsburg Gray Raw

3. Naked & Famous – Greycast Lightweight Selvedge

Now, say what you will about Naked & Famous and their tendency to produce off-kilter raw denim, but the Canadian company has championed the summer weight denim market. N&F offers a 10 oz. Greycast Lightweight Selvedge denim in their Weird Guy and Regular Guy Fits (photo source: Tate + Yoko).

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Greycast Lightweight Selvedge

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Greycast Lightweight Selvedge

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Greycast Lightweight Selvedge

4. Naked & Famous – Double Weave Gauze Denim

N&F’s Double Weave Gauze Denim is a 10 oz. offering finished with a cotton gauze interior and marketed for warmer weather (photo source: Tate + Yoko).

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Double Weave Gauze DenimRawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Double Weave Gauze Denim

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Double Weave Gauze Denim

5. Naked & Famous – Lightweight Painter Jean

And if cotton-lined, 10 oz. denim is still too heavy for your delicate legs, Naked & Famous offers the Lightweight Painter Jean, sewn from denim weighing in at a feathery 5 oz. per yard (photo source: Tate + Yoko).

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Lightweight Painter Jeans

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Lightweight Painter Jeans

Rawr Denim Summer Raw Jeans - N&F Lightweight Painter Jeans

Now that companies are sewing jeans from more breathable, lighter-weight fabric, there’s no excuse not to #StayRaw during the summer, even when the heat waves are at their nastiest.

Stay Raw!

- Sam

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  • Lubo

    Maybe you could write about raw denim shorts?

    • http://about.me/mneidich Matthew Neidich

      The best raw denim shorts are just old raw denim pants that got too worn out to continue wearing as pants…cut them off, and you’re good to go.

  • Derek

    jeez, 5oz denim? i didn’t even know they made it that light. will look into that, but i’m pretty sold on N&F’s F/W 12oz indigo/indigo denim.

  • tv

    Which jeans are shown in the top picture with the dude with no socks?

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Those are the Raleigh Denim Raw Wilson Trousers

  • KIM

    how could u miss rogue territory? I think you went too heavy on naked&famous.

  • Nguyen

    im assuming you guys are partners with naked and famous – they get way too much love for what they are..so many better raw denim brands out there that are not on this list

    • coolfadezbro

      Please, enlighten us all with your superb knowledge of sub-10oz. denim that’s as good as the ones provided while still below $150. Why does N&F get recommended so much? Because they offer a wide array of choices that literally cater to any event you throw at them. Lighweight? Check. Heavyweight? Check.

  • Taceo

    So…I’m really interested in the Williamsburg Garmet Co’s jeans but several emails to them about sizing have been met with radio silence. Anyone got any info on the measurements at the thigh; knee; calf?

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Thanks for letting us know – we’ll try to get their attention for you.