- Samurai Jeans Original 17oz. "Zero" Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
- 100% Cotton
- Middle Straight Silhouette
- Samurai Jeans Original metal hardware (Rivets and Buttons)
- Raised belt loops
- 5 Yellow coated "Matsunoki" button fly with Samurai Jeans embossing
- Fifth coin pocket Selvedge detail
- Red + Silver Lamé Selvedge ID
- Samurai Jeans Original "Year of the Tiger" print pocket bags
- Samurai Jeans Original "Year of the Tiger" goatskin leather patch
- Samurai Jeans Original contrast back pocket stitch
- Samurai Jeans Original Red Rayon tag
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.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 29, Raw. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.
**Please note that this is an unsanforized pair of denim, and the raw version will shrink up to 10% with the first soak and then stretch out with wear. Learn more about Unsanforized denim through our Raw Denim Care Guide, and also through this infographic! All measurements are based on the way we measure, according to our Fit Guide.