Samurai jeans are very well famous (at least in denim world) for their unique, mostly heavy fabrics and Japanese history embossed in their garments. A lot of details. A LOT! And with a sense of humour. We just like this brand!
This time we haven't chosen any special denim but some very interesting tees, shirts. And yes, a Samurai's take on "Monkey Pants" (P-44).
In 1944, USMC (US Marine Corps) started using the P-44 pants, also known as the ‘Monkey Pants’. They are the most well-known and distinctive trousers within the USMC. It significantly differs from the previous P-41 model with large cargo pockets on both the back and sides. The pockets on the sides were made large to fit k-ration boxes (military food rationing box), and the back pocket was to pack a camouflage poncho. With multiple pockets allowing a large amount of storage, reinforced holes were placed on the belt band to fit P1941 suspenders to avoid the weight pulling marines trousers down. This variation is made of black sulphur dyed herringbone fabric. And yes, they will look great when worn.
Then there are two new shirts. Both of them are dyed with the natural indigo. The work Shirt SSS22-SSK-OVS uses Samurai's original natural indigo sashiko striped fabric using threads dyed in light indigo with Kase dyeing by hand. As the fabric is made from natural indigo dyed (hand-dyed) threads, unevenness such as shades of color may be seen, but please understand this as the advantage of this product.
The second work shirt SSS22-KSR-OVS is made again with the same level of expertise as the Samurai denim. This shirt is sewn using a medium-weight indigo dyed dobby weave fabric. The yarn used for the fabric is hand dyed with pure indigo by Japanese artisans, and woven into a heavily textured plaid seersucker. The shirt features chain-stitched side seams, gusseted side vents, and custom detailing accentuating the brands uniquely Japanese ethos.
And a bunch of the new teeshirts, some plain in Ivory and Sumi colours . And some with embroidery or a print. Check all of the clicking on the pictures bellow.
They are made by inlaying aged cotton on a hanging knitting loopwheel machines. Cotton that is compressed and transported as a lump is allowed to mature for 30 to 50 days in a temperature and humidity-controlled room to restore the original fluffy cotton fibres. The cotton is then spun into special yarn and knitted on a hanging knitting machine in Wakayama. Usually, a hanging knitting machine can only knit 1 meter per hour, which takes a lot of time and effort, but Samurai knits in high gauge inlays while utilizing the characteristics of this yarn; they can only knit 48cm per hour. In the case of high-gauge inlays, only about 48 cm can be knitted per hour. Although the fabric is inefficient and cannot be made in large quantities, the result is a hanging fabric that is soft and moist to the touch, thicker than a jersey, and less stretchy.