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Fade Friday – Samurai S510XX (Unknown Wears, Unknown Washes)

Bagol Gede from Indonesia is carrying on the legacy of a pair of Samurai S510XX for this week’s edition of Fade Friday. Bagol scooped these used jeans at Senen Market in Jakarta in March 2019 and has worn them on a daily basis ever since.

Since discovering these Sams, Bagol has worn them every day for 9 months, except for when it rains. These traveling jeans have survived 2 washes, 1 soak , and 1 crotch blow out from their current owner and my only question is, why would anyone give up these stunning jeans in the first place? Although, I’m just glad they found a caring home.

These straight-leg Samurais have seen a fair amount of dye loss resulting in a washed-out palette of bright indigo tones. This is most apparent on the arcuate-less back pockets where the indigo has been diligently scraped away, revealing the integrity of the weave. Some charmingly subtle honeycombs have emerged behind the knees and the hems have picked up some gnarly frays and scuffs.

Whether Bagol is the final owner or only a temporary caretaker, these jeans tell a great collaborative story whilst emphasizing the beauty of second-hand shopping.

You can follow Bagol on Instagram @gedebagol


Samurai Jeans S510XX Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 21 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Arcs and red tab
    • Custom rivets
    • Printed pocket bags
    • Button fly
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: Denimio for $238

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