5095 Kaihara Denim Pima Cotton Samue
Beautiful denim samue made of pima cotton
The quality of cotton is determined by the length of the raw cotton fiber. The longer the fiber, the higher the quality. Pima cotton is one of the finest, classified as "extra-long staple cotton. It is characterized by its soft and supple texture and beautiful luster.
The soft and comfortable fabric is made by KAIHARA Corporation, the largest denim fabric manufacturer on the market in Japan. Japanese artisans have carefully tailored this item to provide excellent comfort. One benefit of this fabric is that it is easy to use and slightly thin, and once you feel it, you will never want to go back. Its texture is luxuriously soft, so you will want to touch it again and again.
- 100% Cotton
- Fabric thickness: Thin (0.44mm)
- Recommended season: Spring, Fall
- Machine washable (with a net)
- Made in Japan
- Shipping weight: 885g（L size）
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.
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.