Surpassing their 15th year of operation, some may still scratch their head when hearing of Samurai Jeans. On one hand they are one of the most admired, respected brands in the raw denim space, but on the other they are near-illusive and difficult to obtain given their small handful of stockists outside of Japan.
Regardless of where you stand, it’s tough to argue that the Osaka-based company does not seize to impress with the wares they produce season after season. Case in point: their 25 Oz. 15th Anniversary Denim Jacket (S552XX). Despite being washed once, the S552XX possesses all the core qualities of a denim jacket – sturdy construction, purposeful hardware, clean fit – while still oozing an iconic look reminiscent of the Levi’s Type II Jacket.
Of course we would be remiss not to dig into the fine details of the piece. The jacket is finished with the traditional Samurai silver-gold selvedge, which is meant to represent a traditional samurai sword; and the garment itself utilizes the same Zero Selvedge denim fabric that we saw in the S5000VX 17 Oz. and related commemorative pieces.
- Name: Samurai Jeans 25oz 15th Anniversary Denim Jacket (S552XX)
- Weight: 25 Oz.
- Denim: 100% Cotton Samurai Original Japanese selvedge Zero denim
- Available at: Blue in Green for $495.00