Given the initial stiffness of most raw denim, the act of breaking in a pair of jeans—so they’re perfectly contoured with a covetable fade—is now considered an art form. Connoisseurs offer all kinds of homespun tricks, such as wearing them in the bathtub or storing them in your freezer. But Kato' has another option. They source fabric from Kaihara Mills, one of the most-respected denim producers in Japan, and then blend durable 14-oz selvedge with 4-Way stretch material through a monthslong process of cutting, sewing, washing, and testing. The result is a pair of selvedge denim jeans that are comfortable the moment you slip them on and only get better with time. Now that’s cool—no freezer necessary.
*All measurements are in inches.*