Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Limited Edition 25 Oz. (IHxBxHCx25oz)

Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Heavyweight Championship 25 Oz. Denim

Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Heavyweight Championship 25 Oz. Denim (IHxBxHCx25oz)

It started as just a bit of wishful thinking, but with the thoughts of the first Heavyweight Denim Championship fresh in my mind, all I knew was that I wanted to make Round 2 bigger, better, and really raise the bar. What better way to achieve this than have a competition-specific jean made; and who better to make it than the masters of heavyweight denim, Iron Heart.

The first conversation had concerning (what would become affectionately known as) the Mega Beatle Buster jean was at the launch party of Rivet and Hide in October, last year. After plying Giles Padmore of Iron Heart with copious amounts of free booze I chanced my luck.

Me – “So, for the HWDC round 2, I was thinking that maybe we could have a competition specific jean…made by Iron Heart”

GP – “What did you have in mind?”

Me – “Something heavy?”

GP – “25 Oz. heavy enough?”

Me – “Perfect”

GP – “We haven’t done a Buster in 25 Oz. yet.”

Me – “Even more perfect”

The rest of the details were discussed, forgotten, remembered, emailed back and forth, and finally settled upon. We wanted to make it just different enough to be specific for our competitors, but not different enough that we were in danger of altering a classic.

We decided upon a competition specific patch designed by my partner in crime, co-conspiritor in the HWDC2, and the originator of the Beatle Buster jean, the high priestess of denim, Beatle. We also wanted to change the arc colour and make it a little more, well, badass.

The most pleasing part of these jeans for me is that I have honestly not seen one bad fit yet. Every picture of every person wearing the MBB‘s has looked so great that I think that it could be the best fitting denim for multiple body types.

Given how well the silhouette flatters the wearer, the 25 Oz. denim lends itself nicely to the Buster cut. What’s more is that after 30 or so wears, it becomes as soft as an old pair of sweat pants. To speak to concerns about wearing this heavy of denim in hot weather as well, I wore mine in 33C heat and kept my cool.

For anyone who missed the boat with the MBB’s, Iron Heart have also produced the Beatle Buster in 25 Oz. denim, which are pictured here and effectively the same jean without the competition specific patch or back pocket flasher.

Special thanks to Rafa (a.k.a. Iron Heart forum user, Finn666) for the model shots and photography.


  • Name: Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Limited Edition 25 Oz. (IHxBxHCx25oz)
  • Weight: 25 Oz. sanforized raw selvedge denim
  • Fit: high rise, slim fitted
  • Other details:
    • Limited edition – only 119 pairs world-wide
    • Button fly and hidden rivets
    • Hidden knife pocket in front left hand pocket
    • Poly-cotton constructional stitching


Fit - Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Limited Edition 25 Oz. (IHxBxHCx25oz)

Fit Close-up - Iron Heart Mega Beatle Buster Limited Edition 25 Oz. (IHxBxHCx25oz)

Selvedge and Button Fly Detailing

Tag and Stitching

Back Pocket Arcs - IHxBxHCx25oz



UK resident, and founder/ co-manager of the Heavyweight Denim Championships (HWDC). I work with Iron Heart, Rivet and Hide, The Denim Vault, OGL, Rue + State, Double XX, and all our other sponsors to deliver the greatest (Denim) show on earth !!

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  • Grandier

    damn, i wish i can join the competition. it’s too bad living in south east asia makes it kinda hard to wear heavyweight denim like this ._.

    • wunnaz

      i don’t think MBB isn’t wearable in SEA. coz i m wearing my MBB almost everyday in my work, S’pore.

      • Grandier

        yeah i live in SG as well, and yet i find the weather is generally too hot and humid for me to wear any 20+oz denim.

        i tried N&F’s elephant denim 2 in The Denim Store, and i could barely wear it standing up (or even taking it off), but i suppose the fade you get from it will be very satisfactory

        • Delas Thamrin

          KL’s weather has been ok so far for us.

      • Olivine76

        You guys are all nuts, I was recently in S’Pore in my 15oz triple works and it was unbearable. I put on my Nudies broken twill which I think is somewhere around 9 oz…that too was miserable so I hung up the jeans and went to shorts.

  • Giles Padmore

    Nice one Mega….Giles

  • K. N. Zentner

    The pair that Finn is wearing has been slightly altered… the factory fit has a slightly looser cut from the knee down.

    • yada

      exactly. kinda funny to write how perfectly they fit everybody but then posting pictures of an altered (tapered) pair…

      • Devan Prithipaul

        haha that is funny!

    • Delas Thamrin

      Agreed.maybe mega should amend the article,or else it will just give people the wrong impression of the jeans.

  • Adam

    These are INCREDIBLE! Love the fit and the attention to detail, can’t wait to purchase my first pair of IH