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 yarns 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.
The warp yarn is indigo rope-dyed. The weft yarn is beige dyed cotton. The fading potential is incredible and will showcase a variety of shades ranging over different tones of blue.
The jeans are made with all the superior-quality ONI details such as copper buttons, high-quality pocket bags, heavy-duty bar tacks and a custom veg-tanned deerskin leather patch.
This cut has an impressively roomy wide-leg and a high rise. We love the cool vintage dressed-down denim vibe consisting of heavy faded jeans with wide-leg shapes and high-slung waistlines. These aren't for those who fear a draft around their legs. But if a vintage workwear look, an off-the-beaten-path silhouette, or simply room to move appeals, we'd recommend giving these jeans a good look.
*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.