Samurai Jeans were one of the premiere raw denim brands in the 1990s and 2000s. After 15 years in the game, the obsession with Japanese denim may have subsided just slightly, but Samurai Jeans are still churning out great product. The brand distinguished itself from like-minded competitors by experimenting with dyes and fabrics. For one pair, persimmon juice was used as dye, and the brand created a pair of jeans so strong that it could stand on its own legs. Also, having a leather patch that depicts the epic battle of 1612 between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro is definitely gonna move a few pairs.