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The Hammer Straight - Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge

SKU 301122405-29

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

• Indigo Raw 14oz

• 4way stretch selvedge denim

• Made in USA

• Model is 6'2" and wearing a size 32.


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 40 reviews
The best jeans I've ever purchased!

really balked at paying more than $75 for jeans but, man, what a difference - these are beautifully made, the material is superb and they fit really, really well!

Nice pair

Typically wear 32 waist in jeans but these felt a bit tight, returned for 33 and waist is fine (a little loose) -but overall fit was roomier. I'll maybe try the Scissor cut next. The Hammer's feel like the old 501s which I was looking for, but the cuff's and calfs do feel a bit wider on these than the 501s. All and all a good product. Wore em in a hot shower and bath once to shrink but they didn't seem to.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad to hear that you found the Hammer Straight jeans to be a nice pair. Thank you for your review! For raw jeans, our designer recommends a tight fit initially, as they will gradually conform to your body shape. If you're able to button them up, they should gradually adapt to your body shape over time. We appreciate your feedback about the width of the cuffs and calves and will take that into consideration for future designs. Thank you for your support and for sharing your experience with us!
-Kato Team

Sean e.
thank you

my first purchase and definitely a Worthwhile investment. The fit and texture exceeded my expectations. Thank you.

We are thrilled to hear that you are happy with your first purchase of The Hammer Straight in Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge! We strive to provide high-quality products, and we are glad that the fit and texture exceeded your expectations.
-Kato Team

Erik B.
Great jeans

These are my first Kato purchase. There was a sale on the Hammer cut so I purchased after deliberating for quite a while. That said these are great jeans, but I wish they offered the hammer in a tapered cut. I’m in my mid 50s, so a skinny jean is out of the question, but a tapered cut would be perfect so I’m hoping you’ll offer these as an option. I believe the scissor cut would be too skinny but a tapered hammer cut would be perfect so I’m hoping you’ll offer these as an option. I believe the scissor cut would be too tight a fit since they’re more of a slim cut. I’m all about supporting American-made products and US manufacturing so please keep up the good work!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Hammer Straight - Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge. We're so happy to hear that these are your first Kato purchase and that you're enjoying them. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely pass this along to our design team. We're always looking for ways to improve and offer more options for our customers. Thank you for your support of American-made products and US manufacturing.
-Kato Team

6th pair

Just purchased a pair of these, will be my 6th pair of Kato jeans so far. I never was big on loyalty to clothing brands, but that has changed since my first pair of Kato's- which are the only brand I wear now

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you are a loyal fan of our Kato jeans! Thank you for choosing our brand time and time again. We truly appreciate your support and we hope you continue to love our products.
-Kato Team

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