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HIROSHI KATO

The Pen Slim - Yoko Air 11.5oz

$268.00

SKU 3010-446-02-28
Color:
YOKO
Size:
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
38

Sale items are not eligible for returns/exchanges and discounts cannot be applied.

Please note that jeans expand over time so first wear would be tight so keep the size unless you cannot button them.

Didn't fit? We offer a free and easy exchange. Please read our return policy & shipping policy.

Any Questions? Feel free to contact us

Heavily Textured, Lightly Worn

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.

Slim fit

Indigo

Washed

11.5 oz

98% COTTON/2% POLYURETHANE

4-Way stretch selvedge denim

Made in USA

Model is 6'2" and wearing a size 32.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
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gene
Very nice!

Good feeling and thick enough to keep warm

Hi Gene,

Thank you for your review!

We're glad that our Air Selvedge worked out perfectly for you!

-Kato Team

R
Randall
Everything right

Great fit, super light, soft and very flexible. I would love to see a button fly in HK's jeans.

Hi Randall,

Thank you for your review!

We're glad you like our Yoko Wash. I will inform the team about the button fly.

We appreciate you!

-Kato Team

J
John
Confused

Ordered these jeans 1st off they come in only 34 length so if you're 5' 9 or 10 They are pretty much way too long I like to cuff my jeans . But to have to cuff them 4 times and make the biggest cuff on the planet it just changes the fit of the jean. I normally wear a size 28 I'm very slim , The 29 fit my legs , But was too snug around my waist . That wasn't the biggest problem the biggest problem is I return these genes and still haven't received my money back and everyone at the company seems to tell me A different story . In A-day and age when Internet shopping is so popular you guys really need to get that sorted out because $267 not being returned to my account right now is not cool . I'm sure if I tried other cuts and really ordered a few pairs to find the right ones it might work but between having to hem them .... the price and now the problem with my return . Doesnt make me want to find a new cut .

HI John,

We sent you an email regarding your review!

We went ahead and processed your refund.

Thank you!

-Kato Team

M
Misha
Interesting take on Denim - AIR Denim

I own two pairs of PEN - 10.5 oz and 14 oz (5+ STARS for sure on both) - my NEW favorite jeans for sure. I pretty much abandoned my other jeans since I started wearing KATO Pen a few weeks ago. I got AIR to try and after going back and forth decided to keep it. I do like AIR but it is not my top choice out of other PEN. I want to see how it handles summer with its “air” design. The material is very different from all my other jeans, it feels a bit heavy and at the same time can be used as daily jogger pants - super stretchy and comfortable. I think it is intentional to create ‘heavy’ denim without actually being HEAVY… so - all in all, it is solid 4.5 stars from a master Jean maker.

Thank you Misha for your review! We're happy to hear you like our air selvedge jeans! Exactly as you explained, we appreciate your honest feedback!

R
Rob
Kato Convert

The air fabric is amazing. The jeans are not too heavy or too light. They are perfect in my opinion. I haven’t taken them off since they arrived. Buying American made goods is important to me. All of my older jeans are from Billy Reid. But after my experience with “The Pen” slims, I will be sticking with Hiroshi from now on. In fact, I have already placed another order.

Thank you Rob for your review! We're happy to hear you like our air selvedge jeans! We appreciate your feedback!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
14%
(1)
g
gene
Very nice!

Good feeling and thick enough to keep warm

Hi Gene,

Thank you for your review!

We're glad that our Air Selvedge worked out perfectly for you!

-Kato Team

R
Randall
Everything right

Great fit, super light, soft and very flexible. I would love to see a button fly in HK's jeans.

Hi Randall,

Thank you for your review!

We're glad you like our Yoko Wash. I will inform the team about the button fly.

We appreciate you!

-Kato Team

J
John
Confused

Ordered these jeans 1st off they come in only 34 length so if you're 5' 9 or 10 They are pretty much way too long I like to cuff my jeans . But to have to cuff them 4 times and make the biggest cuff on the planet it just changes the fit of the jean. I normally wear a size 28 I'm very slim , The 29 fit my legs , But was too snug around my waist . That wasn't the biggest problem the biggest problem is I return these genes and still haven't received my money back and everyone at the company seems to tell me A different story . In A-day and age when Internet shopping is so popular you guys really need to get that sorted out because $267 not being returned to my account right now is not cool . I'm sure if I tried other cuts and really ordered a few pairs to find the right ones it might work but between having to hem them .... the price and now the problem with my return . Doesnt make me want to find a new cut .

HI John,

We sent you an email regarding your review!

We went ahead and processed your refund.

Thank you!

-Kato Team

M
Misha
Interesting take on Denim - AIR Denim

I own two pairs of PEN - 10.5 oz and 14 oz (5+ STARS for sure on both) - my NEW favorite jeans for sure. I pretty much abandoned my other jeans since I started wearing KATO Pen a few weeks ago. I got AIR to try and after going back and forth decided to keep it. I do like AIR but it is not my top choice out of other PEN. I want to see how it handles summer with its “air” design. The material is very different from all my other jeans, it feels a bit heavy and at the same time can be used as daily jogger pants - super stretchy and comfortable. I think it is intentional to create ‘heavy’ denim without actually being HEAVY… so - all in all, it is solid 4.5 stars from a master Jean maker.

Thank you Misha for your review! We're happy to hear you like our air selvedge jeans! Exactly as you explained, we appreciate your honest feedback!

R
Rob
Kato Convert

The air fabric is amazing. The jeans are not too heavy or too light. They are perfect in my opinion. I haven’t taken them off since they arrived. Buying American made goods is important to me. All of my older jeans are from Billy Reid. But after my experience with “The Pen” slims, I will be sticking with Hiroshi from now on. In fact, I have already placed another order.

Thank you Rob for your review! We're happy to hear you like our air selvedge jeans! We appreciate your feedback!

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