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Samurai Combines Synthetic & Natural Indigo Dye With Its 18 Oz. S500Ax ‘Ai Plus’ Jean

I had a feeling AI was going to influence the clothing industry at some point but I never thought it would make its way into the actual clothing. Oh—this is a different AI?

Samurai Jeans S500AX 18 oz. “AI Plus” Selvedge Jeans are unlike any jean on the market but it’s not because of a tech infusion but rather the opposite:  Homemade materials. Well sort of.

Using the ‘Ai Plus’ method, Samurai has combined both synthetic and natural indigo to create a unique hue which can’t be replicated with just synthetic dyes—very similar to how a robot you programmed to hug you can never quite replicate the embrace of a real human being, or something like that—and an extra slubby, neppy texture that when observed under a microscope says “fade me” over and over at the atomic level.

These middle straight unsanforized jeans aren’t done there though even using the Ai Plus indigo warped threads for the selvedge ID and custom Ai Plus printed jacquard pocket bags.

Available for $345 at Okayama Denim