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Just took delivery of my first pairs of Sams... A pair of Lot 18 S510XX19oz & Lot 18-1239 S710XX24oz... The denim is very nice especially on the 710. I purchased these from FRISBEE in Japan. Both match the measurements on their site except the waist which measure tag size pre-wash... Can't wait to wear these after hot washing.

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^unfortunately that seems to be the current trend, I would not dare advicing Samurai sizes at the moment.

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About the s500OG16oz-it's dyed with a dye made out of natural indigo leaves

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Just took delivery of my first pairs of Sams... A pair of Lot 18 S510XX19oz & Lot 18-1239 S710XX24oz... The denim is very nice especially on the 710. I purchased these from FRISBEE in Japan. Both match the measurements on their site except the waist which measure tag size pre-wash... Can't wait to wear these after hot washing.

Hot washed both pairs today... Shrank down one size, i.e., two inches in the waist and about two and a quarter inches in the inseam. Little snug but I'm sure will drape properly with wear. I gotta tip my hat to the people at Samurai... great jeans.

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About the s500OG16oz-it's dyed with a dye made out of natural indigo leaves

I don't think so.  I thought only the fabric was organic and the green colour in the edge was plant dyed. But I'm pretty sure the indigo is artificial (just from the look and it's no AI model neither).

Edited by Max Power

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Oh yeah they're not indigo, according to google translate the dye is made of natural mulberry leaves

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Just a quick pic of my S710OGs after I got done with fixing some broken stitches. Color is a tad too bright but I don't feel like messing around with the camera right now  B) Not much going on in terms of fading but sitting on my ass all day at university I shoudn't expect too much.

About 5 months of wear , 4 washes

 

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good stuff dude!

 

black denim is stubborn but the fades are worth it

 

How long were you wearing these? soaks/washes?

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good stuff dude!

 

black denim is stubborn but the fades are worth it

 

How long were you wearing these? soaks/washes?

 

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Nice work on the s5000bk.

 

@KrisB a lot of black jeans are hard to fade but i found with my pair of s5000bk's that they faded pretty easy. 

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Those BKs have shown up from time to time over the last years and they never disappoint. Great Job!

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great timing, I was just thinking about going for a pair of 5000bk's and they look great.

In terms of sizing will my usual 32 be okay? my 32 710's fit good.

Also how does the denim shrink? wondering where to hem to achieve a final shrunk length of approx 34"

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They'll shrink aorund 2", to be safe aim at 2,5". As the current 710s ran rather small, I'd suggest going up from your old 710XX. I have the 710XX (Lot 14) in 34, my BKBs (Lot 18) are 35 and my 710-DMO (Lot 18) are even 36. All fit similar in the waist. But maybe someone with the BK can help - I also find the BIG Charts helpful. Even if they seem to run a tiny bit larger than they actual are.

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Thanks for the advice Max, it was the blue in green measurements that through me a little as they sounded larger than I expected.

How's that 5000 cut? slim straight?

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5000 is a midrise with pretty much straight legs. I always found it to be too short in the rise and too wide in the legs. But it looks good on smaller guys.

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Yeah the 5000 has a quite fitted top block which I acutall like. But in bigger sizes, the fit below the knee can be quite wide

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great timing, I was just thinking about going for a pair of 5000bk's and they look great.

In terms of sizing will my usual 32 be okay? my 32 710's fit good.

Also how does the denim shrink? wondering where to hem to achieve a final shrunk length of approx 34"

 

My S5000BK shrank 2" in waist and 3.5" in length. Actually, it shrank 2" after my initial hot wash, and then proceeded to shrink an additional 1.5" after subsequent washes. The waist stretches back out 2" from wear, but always shrinks back to its hot wash size, even after a cold wash. 

 

Yeah the 5000 has a quite fitted top block which I acutall like. But in bigger sizes, the fit below the knee can be quite wide

 

I love the S5000 cut. I wear boots frequently, and I found the cut perfect for that.

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^crazy, i never heard of any Samurai shrinking more than 3".

 

Yeah, I was mildly annoyed beacuse all the combs shifted a bit too. I'll post a pic when I get home.

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thanks for chiming in, I'm tall and thin - 6'1" with a 32/33" waist. I'd actually prefer a slightly slimmer cut but I love the bk denim and would like to give it a try. All the 710bk's are sold out in my size.

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S5000BK. Hemmed down to 32". Retired now because these were sized down one and I gained weight. 

 

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Shameless plug...

I just too delivery of three samurai W001 thick leather belts size 34.

I have black and brown... both size 34.

They are too thick for my liking. Please pm if interested.

 

Pics of the belts can be seen in my sale thread down below

 

Click me

Edited by lumberjack

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Hey guys!

Does anyone of you have experience with shrink/stretch of this particular Samurai Denim Western Shirt or the 10 oz Denim used?

 

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Even without knowing that these might shrink further I feel the need to size up one to a 40 from my regular 38. And if this size 40 would shrink further I would even pick a 42....

 

The IHSH-75 I own shrank 3 cm in length, 2 cm in the chest, 2 cm in arms and 4 in the shoulders.... You might not compare both denim really, but my 75 makes me wonder about the one-washing process.

 

My thanks ahead!! :)

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Do the s0510xx (15oz) and s510xx (19oz) shrink and stretch differently?  Even if very slightly?  I'm stuck between size 36 and 38 I think.  I'm curious if going with one weight over the other will help get closer to an ideal fit.

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Blue Nemo, I say this because I know you can take an upfront opinion: that is a pretty ugly shirt. Can't get behind those pocket flats or the yoke at all.

 

You'd do way better picking up a Flat Head western.

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