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The Pen Slim - Keith 14oz Selvedge


Slim fit, medium rise, vintage fade Indigo Japanese 14oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge, zip fly, 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

Slim Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model is 5'11" and wearing a size


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 28 reviews
Aaron Forbes
My Faves

I have probably 8 or 9 pairs of pants from Kato including jeans, fatigues, and cords. I wore out my first pair of Keith’s but I knew I needed them again in the closet. Great jeans and everything I buy from them is great quality.

Hi there! We are so happy to hear that you are a fan of The Pen Slim - Keith 14oz Selvedge jeans and our other pants. It means a lot to us that you appreciate the quality of our products. We hope you continue to enjoy them for years to come. -Kato Team

Adam Johnson
Too long and inaccurate color

This was my first purchase from Kato brand and I was underwhelmed considering the color/wash looked nothing like the pictures online. The fit and finish was good, however as expected the jeans were extremely too long and needed to be hemmed. I first asked support if they should be hemmed and it was recommended that they were not.

Hi Adam,

Thank you for your feedback. We understand that colors may vary across different monitors/devices, but we will ensure that the color closely matches the actual item on our end. As we have already responded to you personally, we will review the returned item.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you,

Okay Selvedge

Not as comfortable as expected

Hi Z,

Thank you for trying our product. We are sorry to hear that the Keith pair did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns before making your next purchase.

Best Fitting Jeans

There are the best fitting jeans I have found. Great quality as well

Thank you for the review, Ed! We're glad to hear that you're happy with the fit and quality of our jeans.
-Kato Team

Maurice Nguyen
Great pair of all arounders

Love the wash, great daily pair of jeans that goes well with anything, super comfortable stretch as well!

Thank you for the review, Maurice! We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying your new Kato jeans.
-Kato Team

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