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The Scissors Slim tapered - Black Raw 10.5oz Selvedge


Our strongest taper with a narrow hem. Sits lower on the hip with a slight drop crotch, relaxed hip and thighs. 10.5oz black raw 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 Tapered Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model 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 37 reviews
Really nice jeans, hope they hold up.

Really like the jeans, current best feeling jeans in my collection. However, got them a few weeks ago, and just today a rivet on the right front pocket popped off. For the price of the jeans, I wouldn't expect that to happen so soon.

Thank you for your feedback on our Scissors Slim tapered jeans. We're glad to hear that you're enjoying the fit and feel of the jeans. We apologize for the issue with the rivet on your front pocket and we understand that it can be frustrating. Please reach out to our customer service team and we'll be happy to assist you with a solution. We want to make sure our products hold up to our customers' expectations. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
-Kato Team


These are the best denim I’ve ever owned. Genuine quality and fit. Love em!


Fantastic fit . Really impressed. Love the feel of it !!

Immediately a favorite

I took a chance on these not really knowing what to expect for my first pair of raw selvedge denim. Reviews seemed favorable but can often be a crapshoot. We’ll the hype is real. The scissor fit is great without feeling too slim. I actually often forget I’m wearing them sometimes because they’re so comfortable that they just melt away. Seem really durable and the black is beautiful. My new favorite pants and now I’m just looking for excuses to buy more!

Thank you for taking a chance on our Scissors Slim tapered jeans! We're thrilled to hear that they have become your new favorite pants. We take pride in creating durable and comfortable denim, and we're happy to know that you have experienced both with our product.
-Kato Team

Like a second pair of skin

These are the best jeans I've ever purchased/have been gifted. The black is a truly deep black and fades gracefully over time. The 4-way stretch is as freeing as pants can be while also quickly conforming to your contour. The 36's fit my leg length perfectly after a couple wears and eventual wash (6'2" with longer legs, average inseam size 32, but can vary from 31-34 depending on brand). The only criticism I have is they don't last long. Granted, I wear these probably 6/7 days of the week. But, I've owned 2 pairs that each have lasted exactly a year before receiving crotch blowouts. I've asked more experienced denim-heads about how long they should last, and I've heard this is to be expected with 10.5oz denim.

The only pants that I believe are more comfortable are also from Hiroshi Kato—they're Kato's chinos. Those are so comfortable it's hard to believe. They're more comfortable than any pajama pants I've worn, and I'd be inclined to wear them as such if not for their price. I hope Kato considers making a slim-tapered chinos as well. Also, still hoping for a deep violet ripper. Those shirts are perfect in just about every way imo.

Thank you for your detailed and positive review of our Scissors Slim tapered jeans. We appreciate your feedback on the deep black color and the 4-way stretch fabric. We understand your concerns about the durability of the jeans and would like to assure you that we are constantly working to improve the quality of our products. We will definitely pass on your suggestion for a slim-tapered chino to our design team. Thank you for your support and we hope to continue providing you with comfortable and stylish options in the future.
-Kato Team

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