5083 Kaihara Denim 11oz Samue [Kai]

¥34,000 JPY
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Casually enjoy traditional Japanese clothing with high-quality denim fabric

Japanese artisans carefully make this item using high-quality and highly regarded Kaihara denim fabric made in Japan. The fabric is thick, so it is perfect for a cold day.

Since this samue is dyed with indigo, the color will fade with each wash. You will notice the gradual change in color tones to a bluish hue. The more you use it, the more you will become attached to its vintage look and texture.

We have improved on the construction of the waist of the conventional Kaihara Denim 11 oz. samue pants, in that the weight of the 11 oz. fabric causes the pants to drop when used over time.

Please spend your days with this samue and enjoy making it your own.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Fabric thickness: Very thick (0.78mm)
  • Recommended season: Fall, Winter
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 1555g(L size)

  • Jacket: One left front pocket.
  • Pants: Front waist strings, elasticized waist back, a front button with a zipper, pockets at the sides, hem strings.
  • The color of this indigo-dyed product will fade with each wash.
  • When washing, do not wash with other clothes.
  • If worn over white or light-colored clothing, the dye may transfer.
  • To prevent color transfer, please wash the samue once before wearing.
  • Turn it inside out and wash it under slow moving water.
  • After washing, wring it out immediately and dry it in the shade.
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What are Samue?

Samue are a type of traditional Japanese garment. While kimono are formal attire that can be challenging to wear and require various etiquette, samue consist of a jacket and pants that are easy to wear and move around in.Originating as workwear for monks engaging in daily chores, today, samue are popular garments ideal for work and casual wear. Based on functional designs that allow freedom of movement and made from lightweight and comfortable fabrics, Samue can be worn all day long.At Wasuian, we offer various colors and styles, so you're sure to find one that is perfect for you!

Wasuian's Commitment: Backstitching

Wasuian's Samue is made by the backstitching method of traditional Japanese clothing. Although it is somewhat inefficient to manufacture, our samue is sewn at the back, not on the shoulders, with the same relaxed shoulder silhouette as a kimono. Since ancient times, the back seam has been handed down "to prevent evil from entering through the back." This is a unique characteristic of traditional Japanese clothing that we wish to preserve.

Wasuian’s Commitment: The Beauty of the Collar

The collar has always been an essential part of the kimono, as is evident in the idiom "Eri Wo Tadasu" ("straighten the collar"). For our samue, we avoid placing stitches on the front of the collar by using the sophisticated drop stitching technique. It relies on the fingertips to apply the sewing machine to the edge of the collar, just 1 to 2 mm away.Our artisans carefully make every garment by hand. We strive to balance preserving the essence and techniques of traditional Japanese clothing while evolving the designs to match modern lifestyles.

About Us

Over 60 years, we became the top producer of samue (traditional workwear now popularly used as loungewear) in Japan. Our garments combine traditional techniques with modern functionality and design.