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Fade Friday – Samurai Jeans S5000VX 21 oz. (3 Years, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)

The heavier the weight, the heavier the fades. That’s why these Samurai Jeans 21 oz. S5000VXs, sent in by Joel Forsyth of New Zealand, have earned the coveted spot of this week’s Fade Friday. After almost 3.5 years of wear, Joel’s heavyweight Samurais have faded considerably into a what is now a perfect pair of blue jeans.

Joel broke in these blue bad boys by working on photo sets, st

udying at university, and skateboarding. There’s no doubt all of that kneeling for the perfect shot, nervous sweating during tests, and power ollies led to those stacked honeycombs, indigo loss in the thighs, and tight whiskers. The large swathes where the indigo fully bled out into pearly white is impressive and adds a lot of character, as does the phone outline in the front pocket, and the roping on the ankles.

Samurai Jeans S5000VX 21 oz. Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% American-Australian blend cotton  selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 21 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Regular straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Silver ‘katana’ selvedge ID
    • Samurai Jeans arcuates
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: Denimio for $268