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The Hammer Straight - Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge


Medium-rise straight cut and a slight taper through the leg. 14oz raw indigo Japanese 4-Way Stretch
Selvedge, zip fly, premium leather patch, and custom-branded hardware. Made in USA.


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.

• 96% Cotton 4% Polyurethane

Fit & Size

Straight Fit | See Fit Guide here

Model is 6'3" 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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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 42 reviews
Marty C.
Outstanding Quality & Perfect Fit

I recently purchased 2 pair of the Hammer Straight jeans in Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge, and find these best worn cuffed with service boots. (I also own 2 pair of the Pen Slim that I like wearing with loafers). I've been wearing jeans my entire life, and I've never owned anything with the outstanding quality and perfect fit of Hiroshi Kato jeans. Worth every penny!

Quality and Comfort

I’ve always wanted to get a pair of Selvedge denim jeans but never managed to find a company I wanted to buy from that seemed to offer the quality I was looking for. I then found Hitoshi Kati and cautiously bought a pair of the indigo Hammer jeans; a straight fit and when they arrived they did not fail on delivering on what I was looking for. First of all, the quality of the denim is great and the construction fantastic, though not sure how the diagonal belt loop at the back will hold up but we’ll see. The fit of the Hammer at a little large, which I think will be perfect after I was them, I’m about a 35/36 and I bough the 38. So again, we’ll see how that pans out. I’ve had them about three weeks so far and they are comfortable and fit well, even being a size over. I expect they’ll be perfect once they’ve been through a few washes and bedded in. I loved them so much I went ahead and bought another pair in the straight fit. They fit really well and I hope they don’t shrink too much because they’re a lovely fit and again the quality is great. They are the stretch fabric so they should be more forgiving.
Great company, high quality products and a fair price for such well made gear. I have taken measurements and will see how much they shrink after a few washes and perhaps report back. So far so good and I’d highly recommend sizing up.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review of our Indigo Hammer jeans. We are so glad to hear that you are satisfied with the quality and construction of our denim. We understand your concerns about the diagonal belt loop, but rest assured that our jeans are made to withstand daily wear and tear!

-Kato Team

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!

Thank you for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that The Hammer Straight - Indigo Raw 14oz Selvedge jeans have exceeded your expectations. We take pride in the quality and fit of our products, and we're glad to know you feel the same way. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your support.
-Kato Team

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

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