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Slub Denim Cotton Samue

Slub Denim Cotton Samue

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By intentionally using uneven yarn (slub) to weave the denim fabric used for this Samue, a unique and rough textured fabric that has a lot of character. The fabric has also been prewashed to make the Samue softer and more comfortable to wear. Thanks to the highly durable 10 ounce denim woven with 100% cotton slub that we have used for this Samue, you will be able to wear this Samue for many years to come.

Material: 100% Cotton
Machine washable (please put in washing net)
Recommended for Autumn/Winter

Made in Kyoto, Japan
This product is proudly made in Japan
Our Price: $179.00

Product Code: 491-516

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The Samue (作務衣) was originally a type of work clothes for Zen Buddhist priests in Japan and was something that they would wear when they were cleaning, cutting firewood, working the fields and do other daily tasks around the temple. Since it originally was a type of working clothes, it was never worn during proper Zazen meditation sessions or during memorial services, as they were non-spiritual clothes. Although this is the origins of this type of clothing, with time the shape and style changed and nowadays it is increasingly common to see it worn as a type of casual relax wear.


Slim-cut - Slimmer cut to improve the silhouette, making the Samue more elegant to wear.
Seamless collar - By tailoring the collar so that no seams can be seen, it becomes more stylish and luxurious.
Painstakingly beautiful tailoring - Each Samue is tailored by experienced tailors according to tradition in Kyoto, taking appearance and durability into consideration, each garment is carefully sewn and finished to perfection.
Convenient right pocket - the Samue comes with a practically positioned right pocket, which is made in such a way that your elegant silhouette won't be affected even though your pocket is full.
Pants with replaceable elastic string - Since we want your to keep using your Samue for a long time, we have made it easy to replace the elastic string in the waist part of the pants.
Sleeves with elastic finish - The cuffs have been finished with elastic bands to keep the sleeves out of the way when you are working, allowing you to move around with ease.

Comparative Samue Size Chart (in centimeter)
Size Height Samue Pants
Shoulder Width
S 150~160 72 55 72 60~82 93 29 64
M 160~170 76 56.5 76 70~92 98 31 67
L 170~180 78 58 80 75~102 103 31 72
LL 180~190 80 61.5 84 80~112 108 32 76
3L 185+ 85 68 88 90~130 113 35 78
*Due to being hand-made products, the actual length might differ slightly from the size chart.
**Height recommendations are only for reference, Please refer to the size chart shown above.
***If you need a size not listed in the chart, the Samue needs to be tailor-made, please contact us for more information.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Slub denim samue February 27, 2020
Reviewer: George Gibbs from Seattle, Washington United States  
Terrific and easy experience.  The product was as described and made it to me in Seattle with out any trouble at all.  I would gladly recommend Tozando to friends.

George Gibbs

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