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IH-777-SST - 21oz Shinayaka Selvedge Denim Slim Tapered - Indigo
Iron Heart - 21oz Shinayaka Selvedge Denim Slim Tapered - Indigo
Never did we think we would see the words "Iron Heart" and "stretch" attached to one another. I think a lot of people were skeptical upfront, but we're not sure why. Everything Iron Heart does is home run, and this 2% stretch 21oz denim is no different. It's quite honestly a marvel in manufacturing to us. From everything we've heard, it breaks in almost identically to the standard 21oz, but without all the pain. When we saw these come up for availability, we had to pounce. If the pain of a 21oz has always been too steep a hill to climb, these bad boys might just be your answer.
Their slim straight jean is made with a low/medium rise. Shinayaka is a brand new concept from the mind of Haraki, a new 21oz Iron Heart indigo selvedge denim with a little give. Specifically designed to make their slimmer jeans more accessible and comfortable by including 2% polyurethane in the weft yarn of the denim weave for added flexibility. This looks and feels just like their signature 21oz 100% cotton denim, but gives a bit more; seeing them side by side you'd be pushed to tell the difference.
- Made in Japan
- Slim tapered cut
- Low rise
- Woven with a double twisted weft yarn which includes 2% polyurethane
- with yellow arcuates
- Button fly and
- Poly/cotton constructional stitching
- side seams and fly construction
- and one-washed - little to no to be expected
- The waist will stretch out approximately one inch with wear
A variance of +/-.5" is within tolerance.
Fit Notes: Shop Owner Tommy wears a size 31 in the pictures. It fit pretty fantastic overall and left plenty of room for the calves, for him. He is typically a Super Guy fit from N&F for reference. The stretch makes them even easier to squeeze into. Tommy is 5'10," 165lbs with a 32-33" waist.
The "Zero" fabric has been on our radar from the beginning. It's one of, if not the most famous Samurai denim. This is the original 5-button edition. They love this one so much, they send out stickers and pins to commemorate it. This fabric was first introduced in 2004 after a long development period. It broke many looms and many needles along the way. It is their tried and true. They've used an uneven No. 5 yarn for both the warp and weft for maximum fading potential. These things have a sh*tton of character. They finished it off with the gold and red selvedge ticker. We can not wait to see these fade.
The "Zero" fabric has been on our radar from the beginning. It's one of, if not the most famous Samurai denim. Well, this round they've done it with the zipper - another thing not often seen from Samurai. This is no ordinary zipper, it's a Scoville "Gripper" zipper. This fabric was first introduced in 2004 after a long development period. It is their tried and true. They've used an uneven No. 5 yarn for both the warp and weft for maximum fading potential. They finished it off with the gold and red selvedge ticker.
You already know if Samurai produces anything, they're not playing around. So would they do a chino any lighter than 15oz? Most likely not. These things are bonkers. They honestly might as well be a pair of olive selvedge denim, but they have a chino cut. The metallic silver Lamé selvedge line will make them feel even more so like your favorite pair of jeans. These might be unsanforized, but they've had a factory wash to alleviate almost all of that shrinkage. We simply had to see what a Chino from Samurai would look like, and we weren't disappointed. We absolutely love the fabric and we're enamored with the looser, super comfy fit. This is a wardrobe starter for guys looking to get out of their super tight selvedge denim.
How could we say no to these jeans? They have custom hardware designed to pay homage to jeans from the 1940s/50s. Their Otokogi denim is 100% Texas cotton known for its rough texture and impeccable vintage fading qualities. It's a short fibre cotton that creates the rough texture you see. Normally, those fibers are removed to make the cotton smooth, but Samarui adds more to ramp it up even more. They've also used 100% Texas cotton sewing throughout, something we rarely see these days. This denim is for the purist at heart. As the denim is spun at a high tension, even post soak/wash they will become even more stiff (luckily they're only 15oz to start, and not 25). This will result in some of the best fading denim on the planet.
We are absolutely blown back by this fabric. For one, it's not your traditional wabash stripe. They've used throwing stars for the pattern - an incredible idea. To us, the raw fabric is pretty contrasting up front. It can be hard to imagine how it will age. But luckily, they've done that for us and we think it takes the perfect amount of sting out of that contrast. It makes this shirt perfect for comfort and aesthetics up front. That's all not to mention that it's an indigo x black denim. That's what gives this shirt is beautiful, deep, shadowy indigo color. And if you look on the inside, you'll notice the fabric is a few shades darker...so when you roll up your cuffs you get to see that wonderful character. This shirt is simply stunning. We're so glad we brought it to the shop.