Samurai 15oz 10 Year Anniversary Jeans

Samurai 15oz 10 Year Jeans

The S0510XX uses 100% Texas cotton which is famous for being a “rough” cotton due to it’s high amount of short fibers.  Normally, the short fibers are removed to make a smoother fabric, but Samurai adds more short cotton fibers to make the yarn even rougher.  The result is a yarn that is highly uneven in size, making the woven fabric very “slubby” (irregular).  Moreover, while most jean manufacturers mix different cottons from various areas, Samurai uses only 100% Texas cotton in the S0510XX.  Even the thread is made of 100% Texas cotton.  This creates a jean that captures the essence and spirit of this tough Texas denim.

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Like all Samurai jeans, the S0510XX uses 100% pure indigo with no fillers, using the maximum amount of indigo that the yarn can hold.  Weighing in at 15 ounces, Samurai also maximized the tension of the weave, so that after washing, the denim actually becomes even more stiff and the weave even tighter resulting in a jean with unprecedented “atari” (fading). 

Link to buy at Blue in Green

VINTAGE 1940s DEADSTOCK WRANGLER 11MW JEANS | SAME LEVI’s ARCUATE

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1940s Deadstock Wrangler

check out the back pockets-


Handsome back pocket- I like the cool leather patch placement.

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Back then, Wrangler jeans (and Lee as well, for that matter) used the same double arcuate stitch design as Levi Strauss on the back pockets.  Tsk, tsk.  I like the Wrangler coin/watch pocket shape and stitching in the picture above.  It looks very clean and modern for it’s time.  Wrangler was button-fly up until 1947 when they introduced a new model- the 13MWZ zipper front.

Link to Wrangler Company History

Samurai Jeans Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Shogun Model.

Samurai 17oz S5000 Natural Indigo Jeans - $665

 

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Details:

  • 300 pairs produced / Serial Numbered
  • 100% cotton 17 ounce Japanese selvage denim
  • Raw Unwashed / Shrink to Fit
  • Natural Indigo warp threads Interwoven with Bamboo Ink dyed weft yarns
  • Dyed by KaseZome Technique (20 Dying Repetitions)
  • Gold-plated Steel Tack Buttons
  • Gold Leaf embossed Deer Leather patch
  • Red Line Selvage intertwined with Gold and Silver Lamé threads
  • Silk-screened Cotton/Hemp fabric pocket bags
  • Comes Boxed with Small denim Carry pouch
  • Made In Japan 
  • $665- Insane.