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The Pen Slim - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge

SKU 3010-198-05-28

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.

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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 76 reviews
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

David Tomar
Comfort in a selvedge denim

Lightweight, comfortable and looks great.

Thank you for your review on The Pen Slim - Indigo Raw 10.5oz Selvedge! We are so glad that you find the denim to be comfortable and lightweight. We take pride in using high quality materials to provide both style and comfort. We hope you continue to enjoy wearing our selvedge denim.
-Kato Team

My new favorite jeans!

This is my first time ordering anything from Hiroshi Kato and I am so impressed! Customer service was awesome to work with and helped me find the perfect fit. I tried the scissors fit and the pen slim. I am often between sizes and customer service let me try a couple sizes and return the ones that didn't fit. I often buy pants that fit well at first but then stretch out and are too large. I followed the size guide and heeded the advice that basically says if you can button them, they fit. I was hesitant at first since they did feel very snug initially. But I wore them around for a day and found that they stretched a little and now fit perfectly. I paid the extra $25 for the hem service and am very happy with the result. They are so comfortable and they look great all around. Most of my jeans are baggy in the butt - but these are perfect. I don't often splurge on jeans but these are worth it!! These are my new favorite jeans - I'll be buying more! For reference, I am 5'7" and 147 lbs - the 28 waist size was perfect.


I love these jeans. The fit and color are perfect and they are very comfortable. Question: Anybody know what color/brand the thread used in them is? My tailor hems them with the singer classic blue jean thread but it’s more of a yellow color. Not a big deal but it would be nice to match the thread up. I know I could just have them hemmed before they are shipped but I am too picky. I gotta try my stuff on before I tailor it.

Super stretch, super comfort

I've had stretch jeans before, but none stretchy or this good. After trying these there's no going back--non-stretch is just too much of a pain and these are just too comfortable. The color is great and the weight is perfect--I run a little hot and I try to keep my jean washing at a minimum so this weight helps reduce potential sweating. The only thing I would recommend to improve would be to increase the rise--the jeans are currently sitting pretty low on my hip and even with that, certain features of the male anatomy can feel a little constricted. I just looked at the measurements of the Scissors and there's an extra inch of rise there so I think I'll give that one a try soon.

Thank you for the feedback, Calvin! We hope you continue enjoying our jeans and please do let us know how you like the Scissors fit compared to the Pen.
-Kato Team

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