There's no denying the range that blue jeans have. But the best black jeans for men can do just about anything blue jeans can do—and sometimes even better. The right pair of black jeans are the perfect foundation for building big fits. One of the most important types of denim in recent years has been Oni’s Secret Denim and it is now available in a double black version.
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 and weft use the same yarn as for the 20o indigo version, but they have been black sulfur-dyed for this version. Unfortunately, the owner of the workshop that makes the sulfur dyeing for ONI's heavy fabrics will retire soon and close the business, so this could be the last time we see a black Secret Denim.
The jeans are made with all the superior-quality ONI details such as black enamel coated steel buttons, high-quality pocket bags, heavy-duty bar tacks and a custom veg-tanned deerskin leather patch.
The cut is the iconic Oni relaxed Tapered fit. A 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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