- regular fit / tapered legs
- 19 oz. s.w.o.r.d selvedge, aka KIWAMI DENIM
- exclusively woven for Samurai Jeans in Ibara City, Okayama, Japan
- silver lurex selvedge, aka KATANAMIMI, representing the katana samurai s.w.o.r.d
- 100% cotton
- right hand twill
- #5 warp thread / #4 weft thread
- unsanforized denim, but pre-soaked (‘one-wash’ = minimal shrinkage left)
- hidden 6th pocket
- peek-a-book selvedge at coin pocket
- right back pocket with bull embroidery (BENZAK)
- left back pocket with tonal arcuate (Samurai Jeans)
- hidden red tab
- hidden rivets
- button fly
- sheepskin leather patch with collaboration artwork
- cotton threads
- button material = steel
- rivet material = copper
- cotton pocketing with jacquard woven text that translates to ‘Everything including myself is constantly changing’
- multi branding to symbolize the unity of our collaboration
- designed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by BENZAK
- made in Osaka, Japan by Samurai Jeans
- limited edition
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BDDxSAM-01 Regular/Tapered - 19oz S.w.o.r.d Selvedge - Indigo
Benzak x Samurai - BDDxSAM-01 Regular/Tapered - 19oz S.w.o.r.d Selvedge - Indigo
**Due to the extremely limited nature of this product, ALL SALES ARE FINAL**
Wow! We did not think we would be the only shop in America (and the Western Hemisphere) to get access to this denim...but here we sit. We've got 12 pairs of some of the rarest denim in the world. And, it lives up to the hype. This denim is hairy, crunchy, and structured. It's everything a denim head loves and more. This fabric is known as the Silver Lurex denim and its selvedge ticker represents a katana samurai s.w.o.r.d. The bumpy, uneven rope-dyed fabric will age impeccably. we have proof of its fading potential in the picture below. Benzak has added some custom touches including their signature left pocket and icon on the back pocket. You'll also notice a hidden Samurai tag in the back left pocket. You're looking at 19oz high tension woven cotton here, so expect some absolutely phenomenal creasing and fades. They've hit it with a rinse for ease of break-in and more importantly allow an unsanforized fabric to be way less volatile. Hidden rivets will ensure that fading is happening in the background only to reveal itself later down the road. This denim is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.
A variance of .5" is within standard tolerance.
*This chart was taken at the James Dant shop on June 29th, 2021, and is accurate in its nature to the industry standards of measuring denim.*
*We've been informed that our thigh measurement is coming up a bit shorter than the original Benzak measurements. For the thigh, we go between 1-1.5" below the crotch seam, so our thigh measurements may seem smaller than Benzak. For manufacturer specs please check here.*
Fit Notes: Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size 30 in the images. His typical size is a 31, but these seem to fit just a little bigger than your typical pair. The curved waistband and extra room in the rise and top block make these instantly more comfortable. The best part is that they still taper nicely to the ankle. Overall, these seem yet another "Goldilocks" fit to us. It seems like the fit for everyone. Tommy is 5'10," 170lbs with a 32-33" true waist measurement.
Due to the extremely limited nature of this product, ALL SALES ARE FINAL (no exchanges or returns)
In our tenure, we've never carried a sandal or a slide. Nothing ever really spoke to us until this plain weave denim version. The wonderful manufacturers at Malibu have taken what looks a lot like elongated belt loops and created an incredible woven upper to go with their proprietary 3-piece outsole unit wrapped in Natural Malaysian Crepe gum soles. This particular denim is likely the same they use for the 105 and 107 models as it's woven on a machine that can only make 50 meters a day - nice and slow like orSlow likes it. This is an elevated slide for us. It's something you can wear around the house if you like but is meant to be worn on the streets. It's a blend of "our" world with denim and crepe soles and a world we haven't previously dipped our toes in. And this one feels a heck of a lot like the 2-year wash we love so much (we're certain they used a very similar process). The combo creates something incredibly unique that really has us buzzing.
In our tenure, we've never carried a sandal or a slide. Nothing ever really spoke to us until this plain weave denim version. The wonderful manufacturers at Malibu have taken what looks a lot like elongated belt loops and created an incredible woven upper to go with their proprietary 3-piece outsole unit wrapped in Natural Malaysian Crepe gum soles. This particular denim is likely the same they use for the 105 and 107 models as it's woven on a machine that can only make 50 meters a day - nice and slow like orSlow likes it. This is an elevated slide for us. It's something you can wear around the house if you like but is meant to be worn on the streets. It's a blend of "our" world with denim and crepe soles and a world we haven't previously dipped our toes in. The combo creates something incredibly unique that really has us buzzing.
03-7058-61 - Hawaiian Short - Black
It's very rare that we get a pair of shorts in the shop. orSlow is one of the only brands we're willing to grab them from. Of course, we had to grab the green version of these. It's a staple. They fit a lot like the fatigue you know and love, just with a little less leg. They're gonna be perfect for the heat we're bound to experience this Summer. You can't wear pants 365 days a year, so for those other days, orSlow's shorts definitely come in handy.
The New Yorker silhouette from orSlow is an easy-to-wear casual style with an elastic waistband. This time around they've been cut with a military ripstop fabric which could not be a more perfect fit for orSlow. The sumi black steps them up to a whole other level. There's such a lack of black shorts on the market, and these solve that problem. This ripstop is beautifully textured while staying breathable - a perfect mix of tech fabric and heritage design.
These bad boys were a shot at nostalgia for us. They bring us right back to the 90s. After we got the jacket, we couldn't stop ourselves with the pants. You can do a full coverall painted kit if you want. And this time, we really wanted the paint splatter. We had such good luck with the first round of these, we thought, "Why not give it a shot?" And they're done so tastefully that they become a pant everyone wants to rock. These have all of the classic features including that left-hand loop for your hammer and a slot on the right for many other tools. The massive pockets and subtle arcuate only add to the wonderfully fun nature of these pants. And, they're soft as all get out. This is a true workwear fit with enough room to do almost anything.