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The Needle Skinny - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge


Our skinniest fit. 10.5oz raw indigo 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 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 43 reviews
Samuel H.
Made in USA

Comfortable, stylish jeans. I enjoy wearing them.

Thank you for your positive feedback about our Needle Skinny jeans. We take pride in producing high-quality, American-made products. Thank you for choosing our brand! -Kato Team

Lee Lee
No size 28?? totally unacceptable

size 28 was always available for the needle skinny from the get go/beginning, now with the newer pairs coming size 28 is not longer being offered, total mistake and no reason to not offer a 28, lost probably more than just me as a customer if you are no longer going to make size 28. simply unacceptable!!!

Dan Yingling

I am always nervous ordering something new online so I was so relieved when these arrived and fit like a dream. I have been looking for an alternative to A.P.C. and I absolutely could not be happier. I love them. My wife loves them. Looking forward to my next pair. Great job.

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that you are happy with your purchase of The Needle Skinny jeans. Our team works hard to ensure that our products fit perfectly and exceed our customers' expectations.
-Kato Team

Ron Abramson
Just fabulous!

What utterly terrific selvedge jeans! They are some of the most comfortable jeans in my entire collection, yet are cool and trendy, and just plain awesome.

I have trouble with some of the other brands with their fit (yes, you know who you are!), but Hiroshi Kato just nails it in the comfort department right off the rack. Very well done.

HIGHLY recommended! Lots more purchases in my future from you guys!

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you find our selvedge jeans comfortable and stylish. We pride ourselves on providing a great fit for our customers, and we are glad that you have had a positive experience with our product. We look forward to having you as a loyal customer in the future.
-Kato Team

cody Kasten

The best jeans I own I have 3 pairs of them. All a perfect fit love them.

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear that they are the best jeans you own and that you have three pairs of them. Our team takes great pride in creating a perfect fit for our customers and we are glad that you love them.
-Kato Team

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