Fade Friday – Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday – Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Today’s Fade Friday comes by way of SuperFuture member Gilangaditya. The Indonesian denim-head has consistently produced pair after pair of inspirational denim, and has effortlessly earned his spot in our weekly feature.

After 2 years of consistent wear, Gilangaditya’s pair of Samurai Jeans’ Fire Element jeans are a work to behold. The grainy atari and vertical fading stand testament to the possibilities of Japanese denim and serve as a reminder that hard-worn and well-washed denim can produce amazing results.

The Fire Element jeans are part of Samurai’s Go-Rin-No-Sho collection, released in 2010, which included a pair of jeans for each element of the “Book of Five Rings”, written by legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Samurai also released jeans for the remainder of the the books: Earth, Water, Wind, and the mysterious-sounding Void.

Details

  • Name: Samurai Jeans Co. S5000GX-H “Fire Element”
  • Weight: 17 Oz.
  • Fit: S5000 Silhouette (Low Rise, Straight Cut)
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: Many
  • Other Details:
    • Weft threads and pocket bags dyed with Turmeric and Sappanwood.
    • Special fly buttons
    • Dual-line selvedge with gold & silver lamé
    • Custom leather patch
    • Custom box packaging
    • Limited to 400 pairs

Photos – Before

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Photos – After

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Samurai Fire Element (2 Years, Many Washes)

Sean

An enthusiast for all things denim, vintage and manly; speaker of Japanese; Rawr Denim's Managing Editor. When he's not being a grammar-nazi, he can be found finishing his degree in East-Asian Studies.

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  • Kendall

    I used to look forward to fade friday….Different story now.

  • slata

    Not the best pair of Sams I’ve seen. Pretty weak for 2 years.

    • jon

      explain how these are weak??

  • jordan smith

    instead of showing us the jeans can you show us someone wearing the jeans? thanks

  • HGS

    What is so bad about these? they’ve aged beautifully. You can really see the texture of the denim. Some people think that you have to hold out washing for as long as possible to achieve some ridiculous high-contrast fades. These look great.

    • UGONNACRY??

      i agree, this isnt the best pair. but sammies are awsome, so this is a good pair. i also agree, i want to see a variety of brands worn in diff. cirucumstances, diff number of washes, elements, lifestyles, etc. is what really makes raw denim interesting to me. id rather see this then n&f every week.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ralph.elliott1 Ralph Elliott

        I think these look great. Not having any rips or holes after 2 years is an achievement too. People get to wrapped up in the washing cycle and forget that maybe other people like to approach their denim on their own terms. Plenty nuff good to me. Great Job Rawr Denim!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Savoy/1496635844 Anthony Savoy

    i like them

  • Vicarious

    Gilangaditya’s fades are -always- quality. I wish I knew his secret – could be the Indonesian climate, or maybe he’s just been blessed by the denim gods. Nice work.

  • thebrik

    How can the crotch be in such good condition after two years? Mine usually has more damage than that at four months.

  • http://twitter.com/FergalCarty gallivanting

    Nothing weak about these jawns. They look much loved and pretty great to me.

  • Suss

    Too washed out…

  • indigomaniaa

    I agree too washed out also legs contrast nearly finished