The Pen 14oz Old Blue Raw
KATO' by Hiroshi Kato crafts premium selvedge denim inspired by the classic vintage blue jean. Their Premium Japanese 4-Way Stretch Selvedge denim story starts in Japan where the fabric is developed at one of the oldest denim mills. KATO blends 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. KATO's 4-Way Stretch selvedge fabric is woven using vintage shuttle looms. Rolls of denim fabric are then brought into the 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 and washes, the style options are endless.
KATO's uses just 2% stretch in the weft and 2% stretch in the warp to give the jeans the perfect amount of 360 degree, multi-directional stretch without compromising the authenticity of Japanese Denim. These jeans, made in-house at the KATO' factory in LA, use Japanese thread and every pair incorporates the attention to details that you’d expect. They will fade like raw denim should… except they are more comfortable than any other jeans you have ever tried on. No one except you will know that you are wearing “stretch” jeans.
Kato’s respect for denim reaches back decades. Their years of experience and research is how they are able create a timeless pair of jeans. This season, the use of their proprietary breakthrough 4 Way Stretch Selvedge is foundation for several new fabrics that give a nod to the freewheeling vibe of the 70’s, such as the Old Blue Raw, with a lighter colour and fewer indigo dips, this raw selvedge is great for warm weather, and is the ideal candidate for a light blue, washed out fade.
- "The Pen" Slim fit
- 96% cotton, 4% poly
- 14oz Raw Old Blue Denim
- 4-Way Stretch Japanese Selvedge Denim
- Fabric woven in Japan
- Made in USA
- Sanforized, no shrinkage expected with cold wash and hang dry