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- Limited production run of 45 pairs
- Samurai Jeans Original 18oz. "Makoto" Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
- 100% Cotton
- Comfort Tapered Silhouette
- Samurai Jeans Original metal hardware (Rivets and Buttons)
- Assorted Samurai Original 5 metal button fly
- Fifth coin pocket Selvedge detail
- Red and Blue Selvedge ID
- Raised and tucked belt loops
- Samurai Jeans Original Natural Indigo Sashiko pocket bags
- Samurai Jeans Original goatskin leather patch
- Samurai Jeans Original hidden pocket
- Samurai Jeans Original "S∀MURAI" Rayon tag
The Shinsengumi (新選組, New Select Brigade) were a special police force formed during the late 1800s under the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Following the Kanagawa Treaty and the opening of the country to the west in 1854, Japan gradually descended into political instability particularly between the Imperial loyalists based in Kyoto and the Tokugawa Shogunate based in Edo. Following a meeting with the then Emperor Komei in 1863 in which allegiance shifted from that of the Shogun to the Emperor, 13 members of the original brigade sent to protect the Shogun formed the Shinsengumi which gradually grew in numbers, eventually splitting into three separate factions lead by Serizawa Kamo, Kondo Isami and Tonouchi Yoshio. Notorious for their ruthless policing of Kyoto, the band of men originally dubbed the "Mibu Ronin" garnered a fearsome reputation and eventually were known as the "Mibu Wolves" or "Ōkami" (wolves in Japanese) by locals and adversaries alike.
Our 8th collaboration model with Samurai features the 18oz. extra-Slubby "Makoto" Selvedge fabric that was created from scratch in 2021, just like the grassroots formation of the Shinsengumi. Garnering a reputation through Samurai's original "Shinsengumi" collection models, we felt this final return of the fabric deserved the "Ōkami" moniker as a salute to the fearsome band of warrriors from the Shinsengumi. The eye-catching shade of blue and red seen in the Selvedge ID was carefully selected by Samurai to pay homage to the instantly recognizable light-capri blue (浅葱色, Asagi-iro) haori that the Shinsengumi donned on top of their battle regalia. The red color is symbolic of the red "Makoto" battle standard that was carried into battle.
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.
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*Model is pictured wearing a size 31. He weighs 75kg (165 pounds) and is 175cm (5'10") tall.
**Please note that this is an unsanforized pair of denim, and 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.