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The Needle Skinny - Black Raw 10.5oz Selvedge


Our skinniest fit. 10.5oz raw black Japanese 4-Way Stretch Selvedge, mid-rise, zip fly, a premium leather patch, and custom-branded hardware. Made in USA.


Our premium denim is inspired by the classic vintage blue jean. Our Premium Japanese 4-Way Stretch Selvedge denim story starts in Japan where our fabric is developed at one of the oldest denim mills. We blend a unique 4 way stretch material with selvedge denim to create a specific amount of stretch and comfort you wouldn’t typically get with selvedge denim. This 360 degree of stretch gives the wearer comfort from every angle no matter what they are doing.

Our 4-Way Stretch selvedge fabric is weaved using vintage shuttle looms. Rolls of denim fabric are then brought into our workshop in Los Angeles where each pair goes through a 60 to 90 day process of cut, sew, washing and testing. With 4 fits available in multiple weights (see fit guide) and washes, the style options are endless.


Fit & Size

Skinny Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model in the first picture is 6'3" and wearing a size 32.


Raw denim has up to 2% shrinkage while it would be 1% for washed denim after wash but they will also stretch out again by being worn over time.


If you are not satisfied with your purchase, You may return or exchange the items within 21 days from the date the order is shipped out.

Once your order with the hemming request is brought to our tailor, the order will not be refundable.

International orders (outside from the US) are not eligible for returns or exchanges.

Check here for more details.


Crafted with intention, our denim is made using premium Japanese 4-way stretch selvedge in our Los Angeles workshop. Our denim goes through a time consuming 50 day process from start to finish to ensure the highest of quality. Built using only the best available hardware with traditional machines and techniques, you are getting a true vintage inspired piece with a modern upgrade of comfort.

the details
unique selvedge id
4-way stretch
premium Japanese selvedge denim
made in usa
ykk & premium hardware
vintage inspired

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Nice jeans but……

Let me start with saying these jeans are very comfortable to wear. Stretch denim isn’t usually my first choice but these have changed my opinion. I’ve received many compliments & the quality seems to be what I’d expect from jeans at this price point the only issue I have is the size or lack of smaller sizes. I ordered a 29 and would have much rather have had an option of a 28 or 27. I decided to keep the 29 and just deal with the extra room but you guys should make your jeans in smaller sizes 26-28 for us tall skinny guys.

Hi Alwin,

Thank you for your kind comment. We apologize for not carrying sufficient inventory in smaller sizes such as 28 or larger sizes such as 40. Your request will help us estimate the demand for these sizes. It has been shared with our team.



Killer jeans. They are skinny, but not skin-tight. I love the quality, too. The only thing that I’d prefer about them is a size 28. Other than that, I have zero complaints. I’ll be back.

Thank you for your review, Dakota. We're so glad to hear that you love our 'The Needle Skinny' jeans and appreciate their quality. We apologize that we currently don't carry a size 28, but we'll definitely keep your feedback in mind for future collections.
-Kato Team

Nicholas Ferguson
A Paragon of Skinny-not-Skin-Tight

These became my new favorite jeans before I even had them buttoned, and what luck to land the correct size for me first try. The denim is beautifully saturated black, which I expect to fade exquisitely as I wear them. These are the top of the raw stretch selvage game.

Fit notes: I'm 5'9", 160lbs, all torso (30" inseam). I typically wear a size 29 among other "luxury denim" brands who use elastane or polyurethane for stretch. In the Needle, I'm a size 30. The classic selvage roll winds up striking right below the ankle for me, so if your legs are a bit longer than mine, you'll do great. The Needle is not a skin-tight skinny cut (i.e. Super Guy from N&F) but a close-cut, unrestrictive extra-slim of sorts. They nailed it, IMO.

Very happy with this find, and I will be back for more.

Lee Lee
size options (NO SIZE 28)

So I see size 28 used to be an option?! Sadly it seems as if that is no longer the case, who ever made that call is out of touch and just clueless, how can you make a size have it sell out then not restock or remake that size? Love the denim and all the options, but sadly can not purchase anything, because for some reason you stopped making my size. The size 28 measurements are ideal for us skinny guys....I do not want to be swimming in my denim, and need a slim upper thigh measurement which you used to provide....

Please make these in a size 28 waist

Please make these in a size 28 waist

Hi Jacob

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your input and understand your request for size 28 waist options. We continuously strive to improve our product offerings to meet the diverse needs and preferences of our customers.

While we currently do not offer size 28 waist in our range, we genuinely value your suggestion. Customer feedback like yours helps us identify areas where we can expand our sizing options. We'll take your comment into consideration as we evaluate potential additions to our product lineup.

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention.

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