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.
The one wash variant of this model is due to arrive on July 1st