The Official Samurai Denim and Apparel Thread

Jul 28, 2011 @ 20:00
how did you size with those?
Jul 28, 2011 @ 21:28
verr nise rich transkis

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Jul 28, 2011 @ 22:57
sick richard
Jul 29, 2011 @ 02:52
Good work Richard.

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Jul 29, 2011 @ 10:01
i want two pairs of 5000k so bad one blue one black best pair of jeans ive owned
Jul 29, 2011 @ 20:11


Boom, samurai S5000GX-T!

Will update tomorrow with more pics of the fit/description, and measurements.

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Jul 29, 2011 @ 20:25
^ denim looks dark as hell.
Jul 29, 2011 @ 20:36
It is dark, but it actually isn't as blue as I thought it to be... it actually is more like purple.

Here are 2 close-ups.



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Jul 30, 2011 @ 14:33


Boom, samurai S5000GX-T!

Will update tomorrow with more pics of the fit/description, and measurements.



^ denim looks dark as hell.


It is dark, but it actually isn't as blue as I thought it to be... it actually is more like purple.

Here are 2 close-ups.


I have those too, and I agree, they are really dark and they look purple, not blue, when they are raw. They do look more blue as they fade, though.
Jul 30, 2011 @ 16:40
I think its cause of the brown weft makes them look more like purple. They are starting to show signs of wear after one wear btw.


OK, here is the latest update on my pair.

Post soak:



Post soak fit (I think I am going to leave as is until I need to wash them).




Then after day 1




Now I just want to say a few things.. These things are f*cking tough! Damn, I thought my 18 oz S500JX-LRs hurt after their initial soak, but these things not only hurt but annoyed the crap out of me the whole day! Needless to say if you guys think I should do another soak I am not. My reason is that from what I have been reading their isn't much shrinkage in them, and I poured boiling water onto the jeans so if that won't shrink them after the first soak I highly doubt they will shrink that much. I think I could have sized down 1, but it is too late now (unless someone has a brand new pair they would be willing to trade) and even so I got a nice deal on them and like the fit.

Now I just gotta hit up BiG and get them hemmed from them.

Edit: Oh, and measurements:

Pre-
Waist: 15.5"
Inseam: 37"
Knee: 8.75"
Hem: 8.5"
Thigh: 11.5"
F. Rise: 10.25"

Post:

All the same except for the inseam shrunk 1" and the waist .25"

jacobskoglund.com

Jul 30, 2011 @ 16:43
Great fit on those.
Jul 30, 2011 @ 18:05
^awesome, loving it
Jul 30, 2011 @ 18:52
thanks yeah I love these as well.

jacobskoglund.com

Jul 30, 2011 @ 23:40
what is this like your 10th pair of denim that youre going to wear for a month and sell?
Jul 31, 2011 @ 06:40
710s:





Jul 31, 2011 @ 20:09
so i get my samurai 710s tomorrow, and i'm debating between a hot wash and a hot soak in boiling water. at the moment, i'm leaning towards a hot wash.

from searching this thread, it seems that hot washes get more shrink out but at what expense? will the jeans lose more indigo? on average, how many hot washes does it take before the shrink is out?

i've also noticed that using boiling water damages the patch. does any such damage happen after a hot wash? why would i want to do a hot soak rather than a hot wash?

thanks in advance.

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Jul 31, 2011 @ 20:38
^ Do a hot wash. Just make sure to take them out before the spin cycle, then hang dry outside. Usually takes around 2-3 hot washes to get full shrinkage, but you will get most of it with the first wash.

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Jul 31, 2011 @ 22:34
anyone know when BiG is getting a restock on the 710s?
Aug 01, 2011 @ 04:07
^probably Gordon himself...but as he is in Japan right now, it may take some time till he answers you
Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:51
so i get my samurai 710s tomorrow, and i'm debating between a hot wash and a hot soak in boiling water. at the moment, i'm leaning towards a hot wash.

from searching this thread, it seems that hot washes get more shrink out but at what expense? will the jeans lose more indigo? on average, how many hot washes does it take before the shrink is out?

i've also noticed that using boiling water damages the patch. does any such damage happen after a hot wash? why would i want to do a hot soak rather than a hot wash?

thanks in advance.


You'll lose a little more indigo with a hot wash, but you'll get a little more shrinkage. Also, with a wash, you'll get a whole bunch of little creases and scratches in the raw denim from the agitation of the machine. If that bugs you, do the hot soak instead, that seems to be the more popular way to go initially.

The hot wash won't damage the patch, though. Hot wash temperatures don't really get up near boiling, plus Samurai patches are thicker and more durable than most that I've seen.
Aug 01, 2011 @ 11:49
scratches? what do you mean by that? and is that a result of the spin cycle?

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Aug 01, 2011 @ 13:26
scratches? what do you mean by that? and is that a result of the spin cycle?


Scratches are where something rubs up against the denim and takes a little bit of indigo off. I think they are from the washing agitation, not just the spin cycle.
Aug 01, 2011 @ 21:55
how much do you guys think i should sell my S003JP's for? i wore them for maybe a month, not really any fading. Did a hot soak when I first got them. Theyre sz 29 and just don't fit right for me. What are they worth on the marketplace?
thanks
Aug 01, 2011 @ 23:43
Scratches are where something rubs up against the denim and takes a little bit of indigo off. I think they are from the washing agitation, not just the spin cycle.

You don't know what you're talking about. Washing doesn't cause any scratches, creases or any noticeable indigo loss. These are durable jeans, not shitty Nudies.

Only thing I'd stay away from is the dryer. Be sure to air dry.

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Aug 01, 2011 @ 23:46
Scratches are where something rubs up against the denim and takes a little bit of indigo off. I think they are from the washing agitation, not just the spin cycle.

You don't know what you're talking about. Washing doesn't cause any scratches, creases or any noticeable indigo loss. These are durable jeans, not shitty Nudies.

Only thing I'd stay away from is the dryer. Be sure to air dry.

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Aug 02, 2011 @ 01:28
You don't know what you're talking about. Washing doesn't cause any scratches, creases or any noticeable indigo loss. These are durable jeans, not shitty Nudies.

Only thing I'd stay away from is the dryer. Be sure to air dry.


Any kind of jeans will lose indigo from washing. That is how people bring out their fades. Samurais are known for fading fast, they will lose more indigo from a wash than Nudies would. That is why most Samurai owners soak instead of wash before wearing.
Aug 02, 2011 @ 01:55
yes...washed 2 of my Samurais in the machine after an initial soak for more shrinkage. result was "marbling" and faded areas and lines all over the pair. I wouldn't recommend it as long as your washing machine is gentle
Aug 02, 2011 @ 03:09
Any kind of jeans will lose indigo from washing. That is how people bring out their fades. Samurais are known for fading fast, they will lose more indigo from a wash than Nudies would. That is why most Samurai owners soak instead of wash before wearing.

Once again, you're completely wrong. If anything Samurai's are known for retaining indigo after numerous washes. Do some research, most experienced Samurai owners will wash their jeans before rather than soaking.

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Aug 02, 2011 @ 03:15
I own 13 pairs right now...experienced enough for you?
As long as you don't own a gentle washer, better soak twice and agitate by hand each time.

All I can say, my washer is too harsh and left faded spots on 2 of my pairs and that's why I stopped washing them to shrink them
Aug 02, 2011 @ 03:29
Do what you want. But from personal experience and what I've read on the forums, washing works best.

Heres my pair post wash. Can you honestly tell that I washed? Do they look damaged/faded?


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