The XX denim is well known for its unique texture. If you are looking for a mid to heavyweight denim with a lot of character and a crazy slubby and neppy texture, this will be the best chance. The fabric is an ultra-low tension weave 16.5oz slub and nep indigo-dyed denim that produces snowy sprinkles of light-coloured highlights that arise gradually over its surface. To create this fabric, Oishi-San mixes different kinds of cotton and uses the iconic ONI low tension weaving technique to create a rugged and extremely uneven touch. It gets its name by old Levi´s jeans. For the first 17 years between 1873 to 1890, Levi’s waist overalls (as jeans were called then) were known simply as XX.
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 with XX stamp.
The cut is a modern high-tapered fit. The taper is aggressive so that it gives a slim-fitting silhouette while allowing for a lot of space at the thighs with a high rise.
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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