Samurai Renders A1 Jacket from 17 oz. Raw Selvedge Denim

One of the most interesting denim brands to come out of Japan just made one of the most interesting denim jackets we’ve ever seen: The Samurai S100DAJ23 Type A-1 Jacket. Inspired by the classic USAF A-1 flight jacket, Samurai swapped the classic seal brown leather for its proprietary 17 oz. raw selvedge denim, creating a whole new chapter in the A-1 storybook.

With tons of slubby texture, this silver-listed selvedge denim is going to fade hard and fast, a totally different experience from breaking in leather. Speaking of leather, if you don’t see yourself as a ‘leather jacket guy’ but love the silhouette and intention of classic flight jackets, this piece from Samurai could be your in.

Using classic flight jacket details like soft wool blend knit-rib collar, cuffs, and hem, a button-front placket, metal snap buttons at the hem, and flap-closure front pockets, this piece is made in Japan by Samurai’s skilled craftspeople and might just be one of the most impressive jackets of SS24.

Available for $650 from Franklin & Poe.