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The Scissors Slim tapered - Bette Air 11.5oz Selvedge


Our strongest taper with a narrow hem. Sits lower on the hip with a slight drop crotch, relaxed hip and thighs. vintage fade Indigo Japanese 11.5oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge, zip fly, premium leather patch,
and custom-branded hardware. Made in USA.


In the pursuit of innovation we have created our latest achievement in denim. The idea for Selvedge Air was born out of the love for old vintage denim and the need for comfort. We wanted to introduce a denim that had the look and feel of a 15oz denim but one felt light and very comfortable when worn. After a very long development process with a highly capable mill in Japan, we were finally able to make this vision a reality.

Instead of using the usual 3 X 1 weave of standard denim, we implemented a 5 x 1 weave. This creates a denim with a higher surface thread count but a lower overall thread count, making it lighter and still durable. The low tension yarns and loose denim weave contribute to the thicker look of the denim while maintaining its light feel. The overall result is a vintage textured denim that looks like heavy weight and feels like a lightweight.


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.

Heavy Textured Look
unique selvedge ID
premium japanese selvedge denim
made in usa
4-way stretch
ykk & premium hardware

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Justin Hepler

Kato did it again. These jeans literally feel perfect. The color is awesome. I keep saying to myself, don’t look on the website. Every time I come on here I buy more jeans. Kato now takes up more space in my wardrobe than RRL. Which I was convinced was the best on the market. Move over Ralph Lauren…. There’s a new sheriff in town!!!

Thank you for your positive review! We're so glad to hear that you love our Scissors Slim tapered jeans. It's great to know that they feel perfect and the color is to your liking. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy our products.
-Kato Team

Not the best Kato product

I’m a huge fan of this brand and have many pair of jeans as well as shirts. These jeans were fine when I first wore them but the materiel used for these has significantly more stretch than their other fabrics and these jeans have lost their shape after a few wears. This review is for a specific product as I have and would rate everything else I have purchased from Kato a 5. Unfortunately I didn’t wear these enough to return within the refund window.

Tom Byrne
Not 6ft 4? Not for you

3 stars because there's a lot to like about these jeans (and the company), but their jeans just don't work for anyone who is short/average height. I've tried two jeans and had to return them both for height related reasons - the wash on the first look ridiculous on me (what should have been knee creases were on my Achilles) and this pair didn't taper properly with the knee point being closer to my ankle. If they made a pair with 30 or 32 inseam they would be ideal - a real shame

J Barbosa
Very comfortable

I started to wear Kato last year after reading an article on The NYT. I bought one to try and since then I’ve been buying a few different models. The stretchy and flexible fabric make them a very comfortable fit.

Thank you for your review, J! We hope you continue enjoying our products, we appreciate your continued support.
-Kato Team

Paul J
Tried out hemming!

This is my third pair of scissors but I love the feel of the 11.5oz the best. Looks and feels heavy but wears very comfortable and light. I also opted to hem these with the new hemming service and they look perfect.

Hey Paul, thank you for your review! We're glad you're enjoying the Scissors fit and our new hemming service.
-Kato Team

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