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The Scissors Slim Tapered - Buddy 17.5oz Mammoth Selvedge

SKU 301558202-30

We are very excited to offer our first heavyweight denim! We pushed the limits of our 4-Way Stretch Selvedge to create The “Mammoth” 17.5oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge. Nick Noguchi worked closely with a renowned Japanese mill to develop this one of a kind denim. For these new jeans, we went with a special Bordeaux Red selvedge ID, polished silver buttons, and a navy leather patch.

Heavyweight denim is uncommon because of how difficult it is to produce. Combining this heavyweight with our 4-Way Stretch Selvage results in a next level denim exclusive to Kato. This denim has the same look and comfort of our lighter 4-Way Stretch Selvedge, but is thicker and even more durable.

Why heavyweight denim? The thickness of the denim plays a big part in how the denim fades. The thicker the denim, the more pronounced the creasing will be. This creasing contributes to an increased contrast and definition of the fades. The stunning results of a pair of well worn heavyweight jeans is why denim connoisseurs around the world seek out these heavier denim weights.

The Buddy wash replicates a pair of jeans that has about two years of wear with frequent washes. Frequent washing will give the jeans a more evenly faded appearance with less noticeable honeycombs and whisker fades. Available in the Hammer straight and the Scissors slim tapered cuts.

These jeans are heavier material and they take time to break in. For a comfortable fit, we advise opting for one size up.

• Slim Tapered fit

• Washed 17.5 oz


• 4-Way stretch selvedge denim

• Made in USA

• Model is 6' and wearing size 32.


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the details
4-way stretch selvedge
Premium japanese fabric
made in usa
ykk & premium hardware
vintage inspired

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Todd G.
Favorite so far

I have several pair of Kato jeans & love them all. These are my favorite, though. They are substantial, heavyweight, but with the stretch are very comfortable to wear. I love the fit – I’m 6’1” / 230, and wear a 36 in The Scissors. I have found the measurements given on their fit guide to be extremely accurate in all the pairs that I’ve measured. This makes it very easy to find your fit online. I’ll also add - their in-house hemming service works great even for pre-distressed models. It’s almost impossible to tell they’ve been hemmed.
Great job, will certainly continue to buy & wear this brand.

Thank you for your positive review and for being a loyal customer! We are glad to hear that The Scissors Slim Tapered jeans are your favorite so far and that you appreciate the fit and comfort. Our team takes great pride in providing accurate measurements and efficient hemming services. We value your support and look forward to continuing to provide you with quality products.
-Kato Team

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