You read that headline correctly, these Samurai S511SJC-AI “Tenkafubu” jeans are nearly $1,000, but for good reason. Not only are these jeans dyed with natural Ai indigo, a natural indigo that takes months to cultivate, but the denim is also woven from cotton that Samurai grew themselves on a private plot of land, making the material these are constructed from truly proprietary. This is as home-grown as you can get with a pair of jeans, literally speaking.
That backyard cotton is then spun into yarns and woven into a surprisingly soft 19oz. of unsanforized selvedge denim. Aside from the remarkable material, the jeans are cut into slim straight in fit with a classic five-pocket design. Finer details include Samurai’s signature arcuates, button fly closure, goatskin leather patch, jacquard pocket bags, rayon tab, and a special 20th-anniversary coin pouch.
Available for $975 at Okayama Denim.