Oh my. what happened??! Suddenly on 8th July 2016, ~ 54% voted for jeans and tweed looking good - a reversal of the winter trend leading up to now! Hal - there is a 6oz jean material somewhere made by a manufacturer. I think people think jeans are functional when they refer to 'not washing them for 3 years'. I find the idea just sheer gross, but apparently that is functional: not having to wash jeans : / I like cotton twill jeans - you're right about selvedge denim being really abrasive and uncomfortable. It's good for doing jobs like milking the cows and stonewalling but these days I work indoors and the most important critieria is having the most bearable lightness of being during the summer heat. So linen is in! I stopped wearing tweed and jeans; stopped wearing tweed or jeans ... just too warm now that summer's hit.