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The Scissors Slim tapered - Black Raw 10.5oz Selvedge

SKU 3015-210-05-29

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 Tapered Fit

• Black Raw 10.5oz


• Made in USA

• 4-Way stretch selvedge denim

• Model is 6'2" 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 35 reviews

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

Ross Wyeno
Amazing fit

Perfect taper and super comfortable stretch. These look very high quality but also offer a ton of comfort.

Thank you for the great review, Ross! We're glad you're enjoying our Scissors Slim tapered - Black Raw 10.5oz Selvedge.
-Kato Team

Bruce MacEwen
Lifelong devotee of (Brand Founded in SF ca 1849, which Shall Go Nameless)--Convert to Hiroshi Kato!

Never in a million years did I think I would abandon my lifelong loyalty to that national brand--had never owned jeans from anywhere else in my life--but I'm a permanent convert to Hiroshi Kato after my very first pair. Stylish,beautifully made, shockingly comfortable, quality for life.

Thank you for your review, Bruce! We're thrilled that you're enjoying your very first pair of Kato Jeans. We hope you'll continue to wear them for years to come.
-Kato Team

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