When I first saw this heavyweight, from a true heavyweight, I had to do the cliché long exhale and knuckle crack on both hands to prepare myself for the task ahead to ensure that justice was done to this pair of jeans. The Straight Relax 16 oz. Natural Indigo XX Denim from the revered ONI Denim is cut from ONI’s XX denim which delivers a texture like no other- rough, slubby, and likened to the most coarse of sandpaper by the brand themselves, all achieved by weaving threads of varying thicknesses at demonically low tension.
Natural indigo dye is preferred over synthetic, here. Despite originally being thought to be impossible to dye using rope dye techniques, Oni has achieved just that and with the core of the thread also remaining white, they’ve provided a gateway to very high fade potential. Made in Japan, these are a straight fit with a moderate rise. Other standout details include a selvedge coin pocket, original Oni donut button, punched rivets, and deerskin patch.
Available from Hinoya for $230