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The Pen Slim - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge

SKU 3010-198-05-29

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.

• Slim fit

• 96% Cotton 4% Polyurethane

• Indigo Raw 10.5oz

• 4way stretch selvedge denim

• Made in USA

• Model in the first picture is 6'1" and wearing a size 32.


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 80 reviews
Sharp-looking, good quality jeans

I have two pairs of these jeans (and will likely buy more). They're great. Comfortable and smart-looking -- good for casual wear or Fridays in the office.

We are glad to hear that you find them comfortable and stylish for both casual wear and office attire. We appreciate your continued support and hope you enjoy wearing them for years to come!

-Kato Team

It was great while it lasted

I love these jeans. But… they are completely blown out. Crotch is gone :(

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We're really sorry to hear about your experience with our jeans. Thank you for your feedback—it's invaluable to us.

Given that your order was placed in 2022, we'd like to look into this further to see how best we can assist you. Could you please send a photo of the damaged jeans to This will help us determine the next steps and what we can offer to resolve this issue.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Samuel Houser
Great jeans

Comfortable jeans. I like the 4 way stretch. The skinny jeans are my favorite. Customer service is EXCELLENT and prompt. Jeans are comfortable and look great. Made in USA is a bonus.

Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear that you are enjoying our Pen Slim jeans, and that our customer service has met your expectations. We take pride in offering comfortable and stylish jeans, and we're happy to know that you appreciate the 4-way stretch and our USA-made products. Thank you for choosing us, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any further assistance.
-Kato Team

Amazing Jeans

I have tried all kinds of selvedge jeans and brands. Never found one that looks quite this good and is comfortable. Never looking at other brands again. Fantastic jeans!

Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that you are loving our Pen Slim - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge jeans. Our team takes great pride in creating comfortable and stylish products.
-Kato Team

Chris Davenport
Japanese Selvedge Jean Looks with Dad-jeans Comfort

These pants look great, are well made and most importantly fit well. The sizing guidelines are clear so all you need is a measuring tape to either use on yourself or existing pair of good fitting pants to find Kato's corresponding size. The sizing compares to my other raw, selvedge denim jeans so was safe to order my usual size.

I'm really impressed with how well the four way material stretches just enough to comfortably move or sit without getting baggy overtime. Unlike some of my other jeans, I don't need a wash cycle to get these jeans to snug back up. The dark indigo color and cut makes them easy to dress up for evenings out and business casual events. They are not too hip for a middle aged dad (no matter what my kids say!). These are my first pair of Kato's but won't be my last.

Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and positive review for our product, The Pen Slim - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge. We are thrilled to hear that you are impressed with the fit, quality, and comfort of these jeans. We hope you continue to enjoy your first pair of Kato's and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
-Kato Team

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