Thursday, 13 June 2019

New ONI Denim arrivals!

Just in time for the warmest months of the year, we've received two ONI jeans made from a light weight 12 oz denim. ONI named this denim 'Kiraku', which translates to 'light' or 'comfortable'. Exactly what you need when temperatures reach those summer temperatures.

Kiraku
We offer the ONI Kiraku denim in two fits. The Relaxed Tapered (982) has a high rise that tapers from the knee down. The Modern Regular Straight (206)

Now, ONI is obviously not the only company producing lightweight summer style jeans. What sets these jeans apart from the competition though, is the character of the denim. We're used to very slubby denim from ONI's heavier styles, like the 20 oz Secret Denim. The denim is so distinct that those with a trained eye can spot a pair of worn-in ONI's from a distance. ONI has been able to translate this character into the new 12 oz denim so you're able to wear slubby jeans with a loose weave all year round.

You can notice this light, loose weave when you hold a pair of Kiraku denim jeans to a light source. You can see the light shine through the denim, something that you won't see with heavier denim. ONI's founder, Oishi-san, used a blend of cottons sources (Peru and Pima-cotton) to design the fabric.

As always, ONI released the jeans with all their go-to details. A deer skin leather patch, branded donut buttons for the fly, high quality rivets and arcuates on the back pockets. These jeans are made in a very limited run!

Kihannen
Next to the light weight Kiraku denim, we also received a batch of the 18 oz green cast Kihannen denim. The 299 fit is a regular straight fit with a mid rise. This denim is quite different: it's a very dark, rich fabric that is sure to turn some heads.

Get yours now
We offer all jeans in sizes 31-38 in a one-washed state so you don't have to worry about shrinking. Drop by our store to try them on or order your pair online (free shipping within Europe!). We can hem your jeans to any length you like with our Union Special chain stitch service.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Jewellery by First Arrow's in Berlin

We've received our first batch of First Arrow's silver jewellery at DC4 Berlin. The brand has been around since 1996 and has been founded by silver smith Kazuya Ito. First Arrow's is based in Tokyo and inspired by Native American artwork.

Symbolism
You'll notice First Arrow's largely revolves around symbols like feathers, a symbol of power and freedom. An eagle feather is considered a blessing by the Native American. The pieces are crafted by hand in, of course, Japan. The pieces are finely detailed and will, like your denim, age with daily wear. It has taken Kazuya Ito years to master his craft to create these delicate pieces out of silver, gold and turquoise.

A rare silver quality
First Arrow's products are made out of a relatively rare metal that is 95% silver and 5% other materials (Silver 950, also known as the French 1st Standard). This is a higher quality than sterling silver you usually encounter in jewellery. This 950 silver is used to provide a better ageing effect, so that works out perfectly balanced with a pair of Japanese jeans.

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