The Samurai S5000VX17oz-22TR "Year of the Tiger" Selvedge Jeans

Commemorating the current “Year of The Tiger” common in Chinese Zodiac astrology, this release celebrates the third in Samurai’s "Twelve Earthly Branches" series, which is set to span over a period of 12 years. The third in the Chinese ordering system historically used for everything from dating systems to astrological traditions.

Featuring the fan-favorite 17oz. "Zero" Unsanforized Selvedge from the S5000VX and S713VX models, this slubby heavyweight fabric was first launched in 2004 after a prolonged development period. The irregularity starts right with the yarn choice. Using an uneven No. 5 yarn for both the warp and weft of the fabric was considered highly unconventional at the time and at the cost of many broken-down looms and fine-tuning by the craftsmen in Okayama the Samurai team were finally able to develop a 17oz. fabric which had all the hallmarks of a super slubby and neppy denim.

Paying homage to the largest living cat species in the wild, Samurai’s astrological salute comes complete with the details highlighting the pair’s feline genetic makeup. Featuring a powerful pocket bag choice from the Samurai crew, the bold yellow bags come complete with wildlife inspired black stripes, pigment coated yellow buttons on the button fly, and a custom-made Goatskin leather patch with the Chinese character for yín (寅) emblazoned on it representing the third of the twelve Earthly Branches.
Samurai have also bought back the iconic back pocket arcuates and red S∀MURAI rayon tab for this special model, which due to recent legal complications is a seldom seen detail in 2022.
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The one wash variant of this model is due to arrive on July 1st

The Samurai S5000VX17oz-22TR "Year of the Tiger" Selvedge Jeans drop on 6/24 @ Midnight (JST)