Samurai S520XX18oz-SB "Arakage" Denim (High Tapered Fit)

Samurai delivers the perfect denim for the modern-day ninja!

Samurai has drawn inspiration from the legendary tales of ninja assassins of feudal Japan, to create a truly eye-catching pair of denim! "Arakage" translated as "rough shadow," refers to the ninjas' superhuman ability to conceal themselves in shadow and take the forms of objects in the natural world to evade detection!

This 18oz denim fabric has been slowly woven using vintage shuttle looms to create a super slubby texture! The warp denim has been grand indigo-dyed, while the weft has been black sulphur-dyed. At first, it appears almost black, but with time will age beautifully to reveal many shades of indigo hues!

Speaking of details, Samurai has loaded this pair with a ton of tasteful features! The natural indigo-overdyed pocket bags have been printed with ninja throwing stars, while the rivets have been carefully imprinted with the Samurai logo. Samurai has created a "ninja assassin" leather patch design unique to this model! The iron fly buttons have been coated shadow black, which will crack and reveal the silver sheen underneath with time! Lastly, the back pockets feature a stunning jacquard fabric lining with a "shuriken" throwing star design!

This fitting is perfect for guys who like a high rise, more comfortable top block, comfortable thigh section with a sleek narrow leg opening!

If you are looking to grab a pair of quality Japanese denim, with incredible texture, superior construction and amazing fading potential, Samurai's "Arakage" denim could be a perfect choice!

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese 18oz silver colour selvage ID slubby denim
  • Grand indigo dyed warp X Black sulphur dyed weft
  • Black coated iron buttons
  • Hidden pocket rivets
  • Raised belt-loops
  • Japanese natural indigo dyed inner pocket with "shuriken" discharge printed
  • Vegetable tanned cowhide leather patch
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • High rise/High Tapered fit
  • Made In Japan

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

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

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.