The new take is significantly lighter-weight (the 15-year iteration was constructed from a whopping 25oz. denim), perfect for the warmer weather ahead. It has a single wash under its belt, so to speak, leaving plenty of the legendary Samurai fade to be experienced. Samurai has used its traditional silver-and-gold selvedge, a design detail inspired by samurai swords. Silver buttons feature the usual sunrise imprint, and are included on the back with adjustable tabs on each hip, as well as small pleats for improved fit… and fade.
The functional style, boxy cut, high contrast gold stitching, and even the little red tag peeking out from the chest pocket bring to mind a traditional American work-a-day denim jacket. And it’s constructed from Texas cotton denim to boot (a favored source for the brand).
As of this writing, the S0552XX is already sold out on Samurai’s website but keep an eye out for restocks.