Own a piece of Japan with the Samurai ZERO FABRIC T-Shirt in Black Kuromame. Not only is the shirt 100% cotton grown by Samurai on their very own cotton farm in Sasayama, Hyoga, Japan, but it’s dyed with locally grown kuromame, AKA black soybeans. The dyed cotton yarns are then knit in the iconic loopwheeling destination of Wakayama, before being finished in Kyoto. I can’t think of a more Japanese T-Shirt than this, outside of the souvenir tees you’ll find in tourist traps in all the major Japanese cities, which are cool and all, but… they aren’t woven with Japanese-grown cotton.
These highly textured loopwheeled tees feel like a gently exfoliating loofah on your body, thanks to the irregular-sized Japanese cotton yarns, which will soften with wear and some washes. The shirts are sewn up with a vintage Union Special Flat Seamer 36200, and the collars are triple-needle bound. They’re rinsed, so expect minimal shrinkage with a cold wash and line dry. I wouldn’t throw these in the dryer if you can avoid it.
Available for $215 at Self Edge