My Samurai Levi's repros from Selfedge came today! I'm giddy like a schoolgirl in 19oz ring-spun shuttle-loom selvage Japanese denim! When Japanese Levi's repros are outlawed, only outlaws wear Japanese Levi's repros.
The details are pretty fantastic - blue & red selvage lines, selvage coin pocket, hidden rear-pocket rivets, and the smell of 1955. You can see the homage to the Levi's stitching, which (along with the red tag - see the last couple pictures) is the feature that got Samurai in legal hot water. Starting last Friday at 12:01 a.m., it's no longer possible to buy any Levi's repros with those kind of details.
They're unsanforized, so I have to shrink them down to tagged size by soaking them in hot water. Shrinking to a 36" inseam means they were almost 40" long when they came out of the box!
Selfedge had to cut off the red tabs before shipping them, but there are pictures of the carnage -