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ONI DENIM

ONI Denim 246 "Kiwami" 16oz Natural Indigo Modern Straight Jeans

€256,20 €235,54

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The ONI "Kiwami" is the successor of the popular Oni "Kase". This updated version is focused on vertical fading. This masterpiece is made with a 16oz ultra-low tension weave natural indigo dyed fabric with a unique texture and colour.

Masao Oishi has been aiming for many years to create denim that can express the colour and texture unique to hank dyeing with rope dyeing.

With expertise and special techniques come from many years of experience, finally, the Kiwami fabric was made. In hank dyeing, the following steps are repeated; dip a bundle of cotton threads of a ring shape into a pot(containing natural indigo dye), soak it, take it out, squeeze it, and expose it to the air to oxidize. And threads' shades of indigo blue are determined by how many times this procedure (oxidation) is repeated.

The ONI Kiwami fabric is inspired by the "Awa-Shoai (阿波正藍)" traditional dying method. When weaving Kiwami, arranging the light and dark coloured rope dyed natural indigo threads in well balanced were required. Bringing detailed work and expertise, Kiwami could weave. It is as if denim just looks like "Awa-Shoai (阿波正藍)" denim, which is woven with shades of indigo blue threads hank dyed by craftsman. Kiwami is really great rope dyed natural indigo denim; there is nothing like others. Moreover, because threads are dyed by the rope dyeing method, threads' cores are white so that you can enjoy colour fades, gradation and ageing of denim. You cannot do it with the hank dyeing method because the threads are dyed to the core.

The result is a unique natural indigo fabric with a vast amount of slub and a beautiful hue of indigo shadows that only ONI can create. It's one of the most beautiful textiles we have ever seen (take a look at our close-up pictures of the fabric). It is highly irregular denim, both in terms of texture and colour. Thinner and thicker threads run through each other, changing from deep indigo to vibrant electric blue.

The jeans are made with all the superior-quality ONI details such as copper buttons, high-quality pocket bags, and a custom vegetable-tanned deerskin leather patch.

The cut is the ONI's 246 modern regular straight fit with a mid-high rise.

"I think Kiwami, launched last year, is one of the top three denims in over 50 years of my career" - Masao Oishi.

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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  • 16oz unsanforized natural indigo Kase rope dyed Japanese selvedge denim. It is a one-wash version so expect no shrinkage
  • 100% cotton
  • Mid-high rise
  • Modern regular straight
  • Unique fabric (Only Oishi-San can create it)
  • Warp: Natural Indigo / Weft: white
  • Slubby, irregular & hairy texture
  • Ultra low-tension weave applied on the shuttle loom
  • Selvedge line colour: red
  • ONI custom copper doughnut buttons and hardware
  • Hidden rivet pockets
  • Peek-a-boo selvedge coin pocket
  • Durable cotton-lined fabric in front pockets
  • Raised belt loops
  • Custom vegetable tanned deerskin leather patch with ONI logo
  • Super limited quantities
  • Made in Japan

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