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The Scissors Air 11.5oz Nina Selvedge Denim

by Kato
$355.00 CAD
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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.  Once you try them on you will be hooked!

The "Air" weave is KATO's latest achievement in denim. The idea for Selvedge Air was born out of the love for old vintage denim and the need for comfort. KATO' wanted to introduce a denim that had the look and feel of a 15oz denim but that felt light and very comfortable when worn. After a very long development process with a highly capable mill in Japan, the Air Selvedge came to be. Instead of using the usual 3 X 1 weave of standard denim, KATO' 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.

"Nina" is an overdyed version of KATO's Air fabric, featuring the usual sought-after ropedyed indigo yarns found in Japanese selvedge denim, with the entire garment being overdyed black after sewing. This means these inky black jeans will fade to reveal the indigo underneath, and then begin fading to show the white cores of the yarns from there.

  • "The Scissors" Slim Tapered fit
  • 96% cotton, 4% poly
  • 11.5oz "Nina" Overdyed Denim
  • 4-Way Stretch Japanese Selvedge Denim
  • Breathable 5x1 "Air" weave
  • Classic code stitching
  • Selvedge ID coin pocket
  • Vintage style offset back belt loop
  • Leather KATO' patch
  • Fabric woven in Japan
  • Made in USA
  • Sanforized, no shrinkage expected with cold wash and hang dry