Fade Friday – Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

leadWith just a few day remaining in 2013, we close out this year’s final Fade Friday with a pair of nicely settled Samurai Jeans S5000VX 17 Oz. Courtesy of Soul4Street and Instagram user, Drinkx14, they were worn for approximately six months and submitted to two soaks and two washes.

Outside of length of wear and number of washes, unfortunately not much else is known about the denim. However, as seen by the sharp honeycombs, vertical falling on the thighs, train tracks, and darning just above the left knee, it’s clear they’ve definitely endured some heavy and long days of wear.

Details

  • Name: Samurai Jeans S5000VX
  • Weight: 17 Oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Denim: 100% Cotton original Samurai Japanese selvedge denim
  • Other details:
    • Intertwining red and silver selvedge; representing samurai sword and bleeding passion of samurai soul
    • Front pocket bag woven with message in beige threads; reads as “Shogyo Mujo”, or “all things change”
    • Copper rivets
  • Available at: Blue in Green for $345.00

Photos – Before

Samurai Jeans S5000VX Before

Photos – After

Front and Back - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Sides - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Front Closeup - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Back Closeup - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)Honeycombs - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Knees - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Hems - Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

Nick Coe

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  • CoonYe West

    It ain’t no Ralph, tho.

  • Altoclefchris

    What does the left back pocket say?

    • bouge

      fender i think

  • Jim

    Is the owner a midget or something?

  • jonosdad

    why are the before and after pictures of different jeans? The before pics are plain pockets and the after pics look like levi’s, even has the red tab????

    • batman

      If I understand correctly, you cannot get samurais with the Levis style red tab/pocket arcs domestically due to legal reasons (trademark or whatever). So if the picture was taken from blue in green, it wouldnt match the jeans posted which were ordered directly from or bought in japan.

      • Project

        I bought a pair of the 15th Anniversary S5000VX 21oz at BiG on Thursday and they have the red tag and back pocket arcs.

        • Michael Hughes

          shhhhhhhhhhh

      • Adam

        A red tab is trademarked? Weird.

  • BillygoatsGruff312

    Why is the back kinda dark (like yellow/dingy tinted) while the fade in the front is to a bright white. I ask, only b/c I like the fade to pure white (which is why I figured some companies use Zimbabwe cotton), but here there is fading to different tints on the same denim. Is it just stains? Or is it something else? If its just staining, how/can this be avoided?

    Oh, and did anyone else notice the signature on the back left pocket? ;)

  • trehsu

    Pretty sweet

  • trehsu

    Cool texture