One of the most important types of denim in recent years has been Oni's Secret Denim. First launched in 2012, the Secret Denim has been one of the most desirable denim fabrics by Denim Heads around the world due to its unique texture and incredible softness and comfort. Only Oishi-San can produce this denim, and no one else can reproduce it. He uses extra-thick 3.7 counts slab yarn for both the warp and weft of three different kinds of cotton woven at ultra-low tension on a vintage shuttle loom. The result is a beefier, extremely knotty unsanforized 20oz fabric with a fantastic slub, roughness and hairy texture.
This time, Mr Oishi used dark indigo for the warp yarn and black for the weft yarn. So at first glance, you will feel it is black denim. But if you wear and wash it more and more, gradually the weft yarn comes out, and the denim's colour will change to dark blue indigo.
The jeans are made with all the superior-quality ONI details such as black-coated doughnut buttons and hardware (to match the dark tone of the denim), high-quality pocket bags, heavy-duty bar tacks and a custom veg-tanned deerskin black leather patch.
The cut is the iconic Oni 902 relaxed Tapered fit. A high rise modern slim silhouette with a bit of extra room in the top block for comfort, tapering to a narrow leg opening.
*Please, keep in mind that, due to low tension, "Secret Denim" fabric will stretch quite a bit, so if your jeans are a tight fit at the start, don't worry because after just a few uses you will have gained the perfect fit.
The legend of ONI is alive to this day. In recent years Oishi-San has devoted himself to experimenting with widely varying grammages, rough textures, different indigo dyeing techniques and novelty cuts while always maintaining a very limited production and wielding his experience in denim which now goes back more than 60 years.
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