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HIROSHI KATO

The Needle Skinny - Indigo Raw 14oz

$209.00

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.

• Skinny fit

• Indigo raw 14oz

• 96%COTTON 4%POLYURETHANE

• Made in USA

• 4-Way stretch selvedge denim

• Model is 6'2" and wearing a size 33.

Find the right fit for you with our

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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Paul Jaussen
14 oz Gold

This is my second pair of Kato jeans, and they won't be my last. I've been buying selvedge denim for over a decade, from many labels, but finding the right fit and weight is always a challenge. I started with a pair of the 10.5 oz in Needle Skinny, which I absolutely adored. Since I love heavy weights, I immediately wanted to move up to the 14 oz, but noticed that the smallest size was a 29, unlike the 10.5 oz, which comes in a 28. However, after comparing the measurements, I realized that much of the difference between the 28 in 10.5 oz and 29 in 14 oz is due to the thickness of the material. There is definitely more room in the 29 14 oz, but marginally so--they wear like a thick, skinny fit pair of jeans. I appreciate having the variety in my wardrobe, too, with one pair a bit closer to a traditional workwear cut than the other, though both still clearly skinny. Finally, the craft details can't be beat: I love the orange selvedge line on the coin pocket, the diagonal belt loop, and the leather patch. These are fantastic jeans.

Hi Paul, thank you for this amazing review and the continued support- we appreciate it!
-Kato Team

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Robert Rossicone
Love It-Most Comfortable Raw Denim EVER

Couldn’t believe it took me this long to find a raw selvedge Jean that was THIS comfortable. Just ordered 5 more pairs…

Thank you for your support, Robert, we appreciate it!
We hope you continue to enjoy our jeans.
-Kato Team

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Samuel Houser
High School Flashback

Had a pair of skinny jeans when I was in high school and these that I just got from Hiroshi Kato remind me of them which is a GREAT memory.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Samuel.
We are happy to hear that our Needle jeans were able to bring back some good memories.
-Kato Team

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Preston Kinsey
Unique and High Quality

I finally picked up a pair of Kato’s jeans after looking at them for some time. As a first-time selvedge owner, I’m very pleased with the fit, weight, and the construction. The sizing runs quite true, but I do wish these jeans tapered to a little bit smaller of a leg opening. All things considered though, this pair of denim is shaping up to be one of the best I’ve ever owned.

Hi Preston, thank you for your review!
We are honored that our jeans are one of the best you've ever owned.
-Kato Team

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Scott Pickett

Great fit and look!

Thank you for the 5 stars, Scott!

-Kato Team

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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Paul Jaussen
14 oz Gold

This is my second pair of Kato jeans, and they won't be my last. I've been buying selvedge denim for over a decade, from many labels, but finding the right fit and weight is always a challenge. I started with a pair of the 10.5 oz in Needle Skinny, which I absolutely adored. Since I love heavy weights, I immediately wanted to move up to the 14 oz, but noticed that the smallest size was a 29, unlike the 10.5 oz, which comes in a 28. However, after comparing the measurements, I realized that much of the difference between the 28 in 10.5 oz and 29 in 14 oz is due to the thickness of the material. There is definitely more room in the 29 14 oz, but marginally so--they wear like a thick, skinny fit pair of jeans. I appreciate having the variety in my wardrobe, too, with one pair a bit closer to a traditional workwear cut than the other, though both still clearly skinny. Finally, the craft details can't be beat: I love the orange selvedge line on the coin pocket, the diagonal belt loop, and the leather patch. These are fantastic jeans.

Hi Paul, thank you for this amazing review and the continued support- we appreciate it!
-Kato Team

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Robert Rossicone
Love It-Most Comfortable Raw Denim EVER

Couldn’t believe it took me this long to find a raw selvedge Jean that was THIS comfortable. Just ordered 5 more pairs…

Thank you for your support, Robert, we appreciate it!
We hope you continue to enjoy our jeans.
-Kato Team

S
Samuel Houser
High School Flashback

Had a pair of skinny jeans when I was in high school and these that I just got from Hiroshi Kato remind me of them which is a GREAT memory.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Samuel.
We are happy to hear that our Needle jeans were able to bring back some good memories.
-Kato Team

P
Preston Kinsey
Unique and High Quality

I finally picked up a pair of Kato’s jeans after looking at them for some time. As a first-time selvedge owner, I’m very pleased with the fit, weight, and the construction. The sizing runs quite true, but I do wish these jeans tapered to a little bit smaller of a leg opening. All things considered though, this pair of denim is shaping up to be one of the best I’ve ever owned.

Hi Preston, thank you for your review!
We are honored that our jeans are one of the best you've ever owned.
-Kato Team

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Scott Pickett

Great fit and look!

Thank you for the 5 stars, Scott!

-Kato Team

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