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The Pen Slim - Yoko Air 11.5oz Selvedge


Slim fit, medium rise, vintage fade Indigo Japanese 11.5oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge, zip fly, premium leather patch, and custom-branded hardware. Made in USA.


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.


Fit & Size

Slim Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model is 5'11" and wearing a size 32.


Raw denim has up to 2% shrinkage while it would be 1% for washed denim after wash but they will also stretch out again by being worn over time.


If you are not satisfied with your purchase, You may return or exchange the items within 21 days from the date the order is shipped out.

Once your order with the hemming request is brought to our tailor, the order will not be refundable.

International orders (outside from the US) are not eligible for returns or exchanges.

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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.

Heavy Textured Look
unique selvedge ID
premium japanese selvedge denim
made in usa
4-way stretch
ykk & premium hardware

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Justin Hepler
One of if not the best

These Jeans are slowly taking over my wardrobe. Ralph Lauren RRL has been my go to for selvedge jeans. But, ever since finding kato-brand I havent looked back.

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that our Pen Slim - Yoko Air jeans have become a staple in your wardrobe. We pride ourselves on creating high-quality selvedge jeans and we're honored to be compared to such a renowned brand like Ralph Lauren RRL.
-Kato Team

Calogero Pirrelli
Favorite Denim By Far!!

I have many pairs of Kato denim and chinos in my collection. They are all great. But if I had to choose, these may just be my favorite. The fit has always been spot on for me. But the texture of this denim is unmatched. Love it.

Murray Engle
Best jeans

These are 1 million % the best jeans particularly the fabric and fit I’ve ever worn. I’ve bought the penn fit with your hemming in at least 5 washes all perfect

Thank you for your kind words, Murray! We're so happy that you're enjoying our jeans - we hope you'll continue to wear them for years to come.
-Kato Team

Favorite jeans

I have been on the search for the perfect jeans, and I've found them - these! The material is very unique: durable yet flexible and airy. Likely to purchase more washes at this denim weight. I got them hemmed and they are the perfect fit.

Thank you for your review, Jeremy! We hope you continue enjoying our jeans.
-Kato Team

My Favorite Lounge Jeans

To be clear, I wear these for much more than lounging, and the look great in many scenarios. However, I've never owned a more comfortable pair of jeans either. The weave, weight, color and cut are all excellent!

Hi Gavin! Thank you for your review of The Pen Slim - Yoko Air 11.5oz Selvedge. We're glad you love them!
-Kato Team

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