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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 33 reviews
Like a second pair of skin

These are the best jeans I've purchased. 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 conforming to your contour. The 36's fit my leg length fits perfectly after a couple wears and eventual wash (6'2" with longer legs, average inseam size 32, but can very from 30-34 depending on brand). The only criticism I have is they don't last long. Granted, I wear these probably 5/7 days of the week, but I've owned 2 pairs that have lasted a year before receiving a crotch blowout. I've asked about this post-second crotch tear, and I've heard this is to be expected with 10.5oz denim. Regardless, it still sucks given their price. Still, these are leagues and fathoms above other jeans imo, but their short lifespan is making me think twice about ordering a third pair. I may try The Ninas and see how they are, although their price is a little extra steep being just under $300 after everything is said and done, so idk if that's realistic for me or if I should look elsewhere for the time being.

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 a such if not for their price. I hope those last longer than The Scissor jeans, and I hope Kato considers making a slim-tapered chino as well.

Still hoping for a deep violet ripper. Those shirts are perfect in just about every way imo.

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

All I wear now

Literally the only jeans in my closet now…have several pair of pens that I still rock but have really come to like the look of the scissors lately…just solid denim, well made and despite expense ya will find they hold up to the roughest of jobs if ya don’t mind getting them dirty. 6’2” buck 75…32 works best. Prefer the 10.5 denim but ya can’t go wrong with any of em including the Air. Well done Kato!

Hey Juice, thanks for the review! We're glad you like our jeans, we appreciate the kind words.
-Kato Team

Consistently great quality

I have several of the pen slim series but was interested in trying the scissors. Consistent amazing quality and great stretch with solid durability. The slightly more tapered leg is great for more lower-profile shoes compared to bigger boots. Very happy to have added these to my collection.

Thank you for the great review, MH!
We hope you continue enjoying the Scissor fit.
-Kato Team

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