Japan Meets Indonesia
In the long-awaited Samurai x Oldblue collaboration jeans the Japanese and Indonesian denim craft are coming together. The collab jeans is a classic five-pocket, made of a heavy 21oz selvedge fabric. For Oldblue it’s their first official collaboration with another denim brand since their start. The collaboration jeans is now officially launched!
The Fit Of The Jeans
The fit of the Samurai x Oldblue jeans is based on Samurai’s successful S710XX style, a classic medium-rise slim straight. With this as core, they added typical Oldblue elements to it so both brands are represented in this collaboration jeans. The best of both are coming together in one single pair.
The Special 21oz Selvedge Fabric
In the collaboration jeans, they’re combining Samurai’s signature 21oz ‘Cho-Kiwami’ heavy-weight selvedge denim and Oldblue’s 21/23ozz heavyweight denim aka ‘The Beast’. Samurai’s 21oz denim fabric is the base of the jeans, but they used Oldblue’s fabric on details of the jeans too.
The Flasher And Leather Patches
The flasher and leather patches for this collaboration model are designed with references from both brands. It represents ‘A Wild West Tale From The East’, so both brands dna are melting together in the graphic designs. This approach shows the friendship between these two brands.
The Collaboration Arcuate
Next to the flasher and leather patch, they also created a special collaboration arcuate on the back pockets. The arcuate is designed by using the Samuari Yamato series combined with the double stitching which is known of Oldblue. The arcuates are stitched freehand, a very time-consuming process and very difficult to make, but the outcome is simply beautiful and eye-candy. The arcuate design symbolizes two seagulls of slightly different sizes.
They also created a new woven name tag for the top of the back pocket. While there’s a Samurai tag on the left, there’s an Oldblue on the right back pocket.
The Other Details
For the top button, they used an Oldblue original, while the rest of the fly are Samurai’s as seen earlier on some of their limited-edition models.
On top of this, the Samurai x Oldblue jeans feature special details like newly collaboration woven label, peek-a-boo selvedge at coin pocket, Oldblue tag on right front pocket bag and Samurai ‘21oz’ tag on the left front pocket bag, Oldblue black tab, and Samurai navy tab, and hidden rivets.
The sheepskin leather patch is made with a collaboration artwork. The entire jeans is stitched with cotton thread, and it shows Oldblue copper rivets and Samurai copper rivets. The cotton pocketing with Jacquard woven text makes this collaboration pair of jeans complete.