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- Samurai Jeans Original 18oz. Indigo x Black Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
- 100% Cotton
- Comfort Tapered Silhouette
- Indigo-dyed warp x Sulfur dyed black weft
- Assorted 5 metal button fly with Samurai Jeans embossing
- Fifth coin pocket selvedge detail
- Custom cotton "Wagara" lined back pocket detail
- Selvedge button fly construction
- Black + White Selvedge ID
- Selvedge ID featured on the back pocket construction
- Samurai Jeans Original Jacquard pocket bags
- Hidden back pocket stitched arcuates
- Black rayon tag with Silver Lamé "Samurai" typography
For our latest mashup with Japan's sword-wielding denim brand, we used the leftover margin of last year's "Arakage" jeans to produce a limited run of our "Shinobi" Jeans. With the name "ninja" popularized around the world to describe the inconspicuous and covert warriors that were commonplace during feudal Japan, they are indeed referred to rather as Shinobi in all historical texts and references from the era. Translating to “Rough Shadow” in Japanese, 荒影 (or “Arakage”), this is Samurai’s latest heavyweight foray into the darker depths of Japanese selvedge denim. Clocking in at a substantial 18oz., the warp is a classic rope-dyed indigo yarn, while the weft is a black yarn dyed in sulphur. The resulting stealth aesthetic yielded from the yarn composition, is one that will guarantee some high contrast fades with extended wear.
Featuring a relaxed top block, with an aggressive taper starting from above the knee, the Comfort Tapered cut was designed by Okayama Denim for Samurai Jeans. Imagine the top block almost as relaxed as a regular straight pair of jeans, with a combination of high rise & ample thigh room. With the taper starting from above the knee, the jeans slim down in the calves to a narrow leg opening.
Opting for the custom blackout “Sakura” rivets produced exclusively for our collaboration series, the craziest detail brings together all of the elements for this collaboration. We tucked a beautiful “Wagara”, or traditional Japanese-inspired fabric into the back pockets. It’s a detail we want you to cherish and enjoy for yourself, and admire possibly when you take the pair off. Not a detail that is meant to be shown off to the world. They are pair of jeans with details meant to be enjoyed by a fellow denim nerd. To further emphasize the Shinobi theme, we dug deep into more subtle elements of the jeans. When selecting the chainstitching color, we opted to choose contrasting and tonal stitching as a representation of the Shinobi. Considered a formidable and ruthless force of the night by their foe, but disciplined and tactful by their masters. Moving to the pocket bags, we saw an opportunity to pay homage to the Shonobi's iconic arsenal of weaponry - in particular the Shuriken, which is featured in the custom-made Jacquard fabric of the pocket bags.
Learn more about these jeans on the blog.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 29. 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 will 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.