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The Hammer Straight Natural Slub Indigo - Huey 12.5oz Selvedge


Medium-rise straight cut and a slight taper through the leg. vintage fade Indigo 100% cotton 12.5oz Japanese
Selvedge, button fly, premium leather patch, and custom-branded hardware. Made in USA.

These jeans are non stretch and take time to break in.


Kato’s respect for denim reaches back decades. Our years of experience and research resulted in our own version of the sought after denim of the 70s. This fabric has been crafted with meticulous precision to replicate the uniform texture of the faded vintage denim collected for the Kato archives.

To make this a timeless pair of jeans, we chose our straight cut, “The Hammer” and the modern slim cut “The Pen”. The 12.5 ounce, 100% cotton denim does not have stretch but it will break in and mold to you, making it a pair you will want to wear for years. We wanted these jeans to be vintage down to the core details, so we introduced a button fly, using donut style laurel leaf buttons, which have been acid dyed to give them an authentic aged look. We also added a pop of color with a red leather patch, our own twist on the original. We are offering several versions of the Classic Slub Denim that represent different stages of aging.

This wash reproduces the look of a pair of jeans that have been worn for many years with frequent washing. Usually, when vintage jeans are this faded, they have holes in the knees and are close to falling apart. This pair is only just getting started and has many years of wear to come.

Fit & Size

Straight Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model is 6'1" and wearing a size 32.


Raw denim has up to 2% shrinkage while it would be 1% for washed denim after wash but they will also stretch out again by being worn over time.


If you are not satisfied with your purchase, You may return or exchange the items within 21 days from the date the order is shipped out.

Once your order with the hemming request is brought to our tailor, the order will not be refundable.

International orders (outside from the US) are not eligible for returns or exchanges.

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We meticulously researched faded vintage jeans, examining every nuanced detail to capture the essence of denim that has aged to perfection. Introducing 100% cotton Japanese selvedge denim. Made in the USA, by hand, one at a time.

the details
Made in USA
KATO Original Laurel Button
Unique Selvedge ID
Vintage Wash
button Fly
Premium Japanese Selvedge Denim

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
The best.

I first got introduced to Kato with the signature stretch denim. Huge fan; however, after experiencing the 100% cotton slub, my signature stretch sits in the drawer. I normally wear the 14oz, so I was a little apprehensive to drop the weight, but I was not disappointed. Still the same high quality I’ve come to expect from Kato. Although, I will note that the hammer fits much looser on the slub cuts than does the stretch denim. This is a huge plus for me, but the inconsistency could be an issue for some. FYI.

Hi Andrew, we're glad you're enjoying our slub Indigo - Huey 12.5oz Selvedge. Thank you for the great review, we appreciate your feedback.
-Kato Team

James G
Just fantastic jeans.

These have to be the most comfortable jeans l have ever owned. They also look like I have owned them for years in a good way.

Thanks for the great review, James! We're glad you're enjoying our Hammer Straight fit.
-Kato Team

True as you mentioned

Well made... quality all around. You feel correct and also happy that is made in los Angeles.
Not a garment made in other countries.
Thank you

We're glad you're happy with our Hammer fit, Ricardo and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
-Kato Team

ernesto deavila
great service and denim

super happy

Hi Ernesto, thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate it!
-Kato Team

James Moss
Great feeling denim

These jeans feel fantastic and will only get better. I am in love with the aged look too.

Thank you for your review, James.
We're glad you like our Hammer straight as much as we do.
-Kato Team

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