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The Hammer Straight - Julian 14oz Selvedge

SKU 301122420-29

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.

• Straight fit

• 96% Cotton 4% Polyurethane

• 4way stretch selvedge denim

• Indigo Washed 14oz

• Made in USA

• The model in the first picture is 5'11" and wearing the 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 16 reviews
Jeff C
Great jeans

Great fit and quality. A little stiffer than expected but theyll soften up more over time. Look excellent.

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you're happy with the fit and quality of The Hammer Straight - Julian 14oz Selvedge. As with all selvedge denim, they may be a little stiff at first but they will definitely soften up with wear. We hope you continue to enjoy your new jeans and thank you for choosing our product.
-Kato Team

Daniel S
Great, comfy jeans

This is my first pair ever from Kato, I'm probably not the typical buyer as I own quite a few other raw denim jeans from Japanese brands (Momotaro, Oni, Samurai and Iron Heart) and probably have been a bit spoiled by them but I have to say, for stretch denim (something I thought I wouldn't buy) this is by far the best in terms of quality and price point.
I'm 6'2 and about 68kgs (150~lbs) I originally tried a pair of these on in a store to get an idea of fit, I have to say I would NOT go off the sizing chart here, there isn't enough information measurements-wise for me to understand so I'm glad I knew from personal trying on in-person experience what to purchase, I ended up going with a waist of 29 and it was perfect for me.
I like the faded look for this and think it'll work wonderfully for my spring/summer look. The denim itself seems to be pretty good quality, it's soft and doesn't have any nip or slub but is very well sewn and I love the selvedge ID.
I'm probably spoiled with the Japanese brands I own but was surprised that the back pockets don't have additional rivets, in fact there seems to be very few even in the front. I don't mind the zipper fly and the pocket bags are decent enough material but could have been a little thicker in my opinion and the back leather patch seems ok too, I like the different colours some other models have.
Overall the fit, length and style in this suits me really well and I can see myself getting another pair but maybe in raw providing the fit (sizing) is the same or very similar.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Daniel. We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying your first pair of Kato jeans, especially as a fan of other Japanese denim brands. We appreciate your feedback on the sizing and will definitely take that into consideration for future updates to our sizing chart. We're glad the fit, quality, and style of The Hammer Straight have met your expectations. As for the lack of rivets, we wanted to keep the design clean and minimal, but we'll keep your feedback in mind for future designs. Thanks again for your support.
-Kato Team

One of my faves

These stretch jeans look great and are among the most comfy in my closet.
Highly recommend!

Thank you for your review, Larry! We hope you continue enjoying them.
-Kato Team

Chris Paddock
So comfortable, great style

Similar to Citizen of Humanity with the stretch, a great fit. Love the wash on them. Lot of nice, small touches. I am a fan.

Thanks for the review, Chris! We're glad you're enjoying the The Hammer Straight, they're great for an everyday wear.
-Kato Team

Dan Repsher
Incredible jeans

Incredible jeans. Solid weight, very durable. Just the right amount of stretch to allow you to move in a heavyweight denim. Will buy another pair in a darker color.

Thank you for your review, Dan, we're happy the Hammer fit worked out perfectly for you!
-Kato Team

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