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Samurai S5000VX 15th Anniversary 17 Oz. Zero Denim Straight

When we speak with brands, whether they’ve been around for a while or producing the first batch of their jeans, one common theme is prevalent in every conversation: everyone hopes to grow their brand over time and make an impact in their space.

Celebrating their 15th anniversary, Samurai is one of the few brands who can confidently look back and say that they’ve made a significant contribution to the denim world. What better way is there to celebrate their achievements than with a specially made denim?

Samurai‘s 15th Anniversary S5000VX jean uses their signature 17 Oz. Zero denim that is known for its slubbiness and irregular and features a red and silver selvedge line. The details on this jean (and even the non-anniversary jean) are not commonly seen in most other brands. The front pocket bags have a jacquard pattern that says “Shogyo Mujo” which is roughly translated to “All Things Change” and even the donut buttons and rivets are engraved with Samurai‘s brand symbols.


Samurai’s S5000VX 15th Anniversary Jean

True to Samurai‘s traditions when it comes to their jeans, not only do they put in these intricate details but there is also a story or explanation behind why each detail belongs in place, such as the red and silver selvedge symbolizing the samurai’s soul and sword.

For this particular model, the leather patch depicting the two samurais, Musashi and Kojiro, in a peaceful scene gets added details celebrating the 15th anniversary. The red tab also has the word “Samurai” written in gold lettering. Those lucky enough to get the first production of the jean will find extras such as pin-back buttons and a Samurai denim bag. Each jean is numbered and will only be sold while supplies last in 2013.


  • Name: Samurai 15th Anniversary S5000VX  
  • Weight: 17 oz.
  • Fit: Straight Leg, Mid-Rise
  • Denim: Samurai’s 100% indigo dyed, unsanforized “Zero” denim
  • Additional Details:
    • Only sold in 2013
    • 15th Anniversary leather patch
    • Button fly
    • Red tab with “Samurai” written in gold
    • Engraved buttons and rivets
    • Red and silver selvedge line
    • Hidden selvedge on coin pocket
    • Comes with denim bag and pin back buttons (while supplies last)
  • Available at: DC4 for $395.00



Samurai S5000VX 15th Anniversary Jean


Pocket bag and donut button details


Samurai S5000VX 15th Anniversary red tab with gold lettering and red and silver selvedge details


Samurai denim bag, buttons, and flasher

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