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KATO’s signature 4-WAY STRETCH SELVEDGE DENIM
LOOKS VINTAGE but FEELS MODERN
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.
We’ve developed signature materials like our 4 Way Stretch that consists of combining traditional Japanese denim and a 4 Way Stretch material allowing us to create the most comfortable pair of selvedge jeans from day one of wearing them. That innovation also led KATO to develop Denit, a new knit material that looks like denim but essentially feels like loungewear giving you comfort and style wherever you go.
Made In Los Angeles
We’ve always put quality first. All of our garments are made at our workshop in Los Angeles, California. Our selvedge denim is created just outside of Tokyo and then imported into the U.S where each pair of jeans goes through a long process from pattern making to sewing, washing and durability tests. This allows us maximum control to continuously put out the best quality possible.
What is Japanese 4Way Stretch Selvedge?
Initially known as ‘self-edge’, the selvedge is the narrow , tightly woven band on both edges of the denim fabric. A selvedge end prevents the edge of the denim from unravelling and shows a clean, finished look.
Old shuttle looms produce denim where selvedges are closed. Alternatively, on larger modern weaving machines, the weft yarn is cut on every pick, resulting in a fringed edge.
10.5 and 14 oz – What is denim weight?
10.5 oz denim: Our 10.5 oz denim is made with our signature 4way stretch selvedge denim fabric. It’s a light denim that is the most comfortable on the first wear thanks to the unique 4way stretch. Our 10 oz denim also comes with our signature brown leather patch embossed with Hiroshi Kato artwork. This weight of denim is ideal if you’re looking first and foremost for comfort but also want to enjoy some fading. Perfect for the commuter or weekend warrior.
14 oz denim: Our 14 oz denim is also made with our signature 4way stretch selvedge denim fabric. A heavy weight denim means that this will create the best fades. 14 oz denim comes with a white leather patch embossed with Hiroshi Kato artwork on it. A thick denim, this is ideal for those looking for something a little more heavy, durable and want to really have a pair of jeans unique to them.
Indigo Raw 14 oz
96% COTTON, 4% POLYURETHANE
4-Way stretch selvedge denim
Made in USA with imported Japanese denim