The hunt for those killer bottoms begins now boys! Thankfully we have two Osaka-based heavyweights that are ahead of the curve, with two serious contenders for everyday-wear style bottoms. For the first time in their storied history making jeans, Samurai are giving the button-fly a break and have given one of their long-standing models - the S5000VX "Zero" series, a durable Scovill "Gripper" metal zipper opening. If you're a zipper opening fan and have been sitting on the sidelines for a pair of Sammies, now is your chance to dive into the full experience. Featuring the fan-favorite 17oz. "Zero" Unsanforized Selvedge Denim, 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.
For a more utilitarian option that doesn't compromise on the comfort factor, Fullcount's new utility trousers are ready to be your perfect companion for the breezier months ahead. Regarded as one of the more durable cotton fabrics, Fullcount carefully selected a French Moleskin for a tasty rendition of a classic work pant motif. Taking some military cues along the way, the pants feature Baker-style patch pockets along with double flap back pockets. Oversized resin buttons and Fullcount's cut-no-corners sewing construction bring all of these elements together, making these pants one of our favorite low-key additions within the past few months.