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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.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Robert Hicks
17.5 ounce selvedge

All of Kato’s jeans are terrific. These jeans are heavy, substantial, and super high quality.

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad to hear that you are enjoying the 17.5 ounce selvedge fabric and the overall quality of our jeans.
-Kato Team

Robert Coombes

Tremendous fit, superior quality, and fantastic customer service.

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you are loving the fit and quality of our Scissors Slim Tapered jeans. Providing great customer service is our top priority, and we are glad we could meet your expectations. We appreciate your support and hope to continue providing outstanding products and service in the future.
-Kato Team

The Scissors Slim Tapered - Buddy 17.5oz Mammoth Selvedge

Normally as a purchaser I do not write reviews, with that being stated Hiroshi Kato in which I purchased many pairs, each new material keeps increasing in quality, style is impeccable, durability enhanced, Kato's are one of my top two brands that I consider over the top, well worth the cost for looking your Casual best. my only criticism is on the tapered jeans and only focused on the "hemmed to fit" shorter inseams, the taper needs the inner seam opened so the proper taper can be maintained. Any good Taylor or seamstress should know this, Why Kato hemming fails at this is disappointing, knowing this aspect, I prefer no hemming and just cuff, perhaps this will bring to their attention and modifications in the future, I know I would be willing to pay the additional for tailoring. Sizing is true and awesome fit especially the stretch jeans. One last request please make all in a choice of zipper or button fly. Thank you for the opportunity to experience an almost perfect product and to offer a review.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on The Scissors Slim Tapered - Buddy 17.5oz Mammoth Selvedge jeans. We greatly appreciate your support and are thrilled to hear that you have been satisfied with the quality, style, and durability of our products.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the hemming of our tapered jeans. We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration and strive to improve in this aspect in the future. We also appreciate your request for a choice of zipper or button fly and will keep this in mind for our upcoming collections.
We are happy to hear that the sizing and fit of our jeans have met your expectations, especially with our stretch options. Thank you again for your support and valuable feedback. We hope to continue providing you with the best products and service possible.
-Kato team

Todd Getzen
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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