Samurai S511GX-S 'Air' 17oz Denim (Slim Tapered Fit)

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Here we have another book from Samurai’s limited edition denim series…

“AIR", the giver and taker of life.

The concept of ‘Air' denims is inspired by the Master swordsman Musashi, Famous for the book series 'The Book Of Five Rings'. This is the Japanese version of 'Art Of War'. Based on the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Air. The Air element is powerful and when all elements combine it results in the void, complete nothingness, and also everything at the same time, just ‘air’...

This limited edition denim is made up of Samurai’s own deep grand indigo dyed warp and an ‘air’ dark grey weft which makes up for a unique, high contrast fade with time. With wear and wash, the vertical texture will become more and more obvious, revealing the ‘AIR’ within…

The high contrast orange tab design is reseved only for Samurai’s limited edition denims and features their hidden upside down ‘A’. For those with keen eye, check the fly buttons and you can see the 5 elements represented with an amazing oxidised metal finishing technique which will only get more character with time.

The full-grain deerskin patch is soft to the touch and has been skillfully debossed and printed to withhold a spiralling AIR design with many hidden details.

For this pair, Samurai modified their silver fleck selvage with gold to make up for a more luxurious & noble ‘SELVAGE BLADE’.

For those who want to choose those seriously special pair of denims, this is for you! Enjoy the ‘AIR' with time!

  • 100% cotton
  • Japanese 17oz silver & gold color ID limited edition denim
  • Grand indigo dyed warp X Dark grey is sulphur dyed weft
  • Oxidised iron buttons
  • Hidden cooper pocket rivets
  • Raised beltloops
  • Japanese indigo dyed medium weight cotton twill inner pockets
  • Japanese indigo dyed medium weight cotton twill lined back pockets
  • Vegetable tanned deer leather patch
  • Limited orange colour “Upside-Down-A” tab
  • Mid rise/Slim Tapered fit
  • Made In Japan
  • Come with a limited free “Air” paper box
NOTES:The garment still remains 3 ~ 6% shrinkage with washes
Cold Soak: 0.75'' in the waist ; 1.5'' in the inseam
Warm Soak/Cold Machine Wash: 1.25'' in the waist ; 2'' in the inseam
Warm Machine Wash: 1.75'' in the waist ; 2.5'' in the inseam

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With the major buttoned up open the jeans and lay them flat like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Then double this measurement to achieve the waist measurement.

The way we measure is different from 'Side to Side', If you are not used to our method you should downsize by 1 inch.

For example, side to side measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method 29.25 inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.



Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.