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I'm pretty sure you could size one down. They have quite a big seat, especially if you don't touch the buckle back.

Can someone (Neil) say something to the effect of "don't put plastic buttons on the fucking premium jeans line" to someone important btw?

It's annoying as shit that I have my favourite pair of jeans with no friggin button to close the front with!

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I just noticed a lot of stores in Japan carry odd waist sizes. I think I'll be in the market for a pair of 31W bucklebacks this fall!

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My bucklebacks has reached their 6th month of wear and their second wash.

Front:

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Back:

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The green-cast is really shining through now!

Fit pics up in a few min. Photobucket is proving to be a bitch today.

Oh yeah, notice the complete lack of whiskers on the right leg which I mentioned earlier. I still have no idea why. They should be more pronounced on the fit pics.

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lookin great,please keep us posted

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Fit pics for the masses. Damn my ass looks big on that picture..

Front:

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Back:

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I think they look great Opie. Kato are such an unusual cut. I think you got a nice fit there and good fades.

My bucklebacks are really just too big - I've even put a couple of darts in the back but they still look pretty enormous...

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finally, some kato stuff for a fair price

herringbone work jacket

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work chambray

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WAYWT

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buy'em while you can.....

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^Yeah, I heard Kato won't be available outside of Japan anymore, which is too bad. I also heard that the new parent company is not quite as attentive to detail, but I am not sure if this was just speculation. Sad news, though.

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Hi Zissou

didn't you read that on here????

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Hi neilfuji,

I read here that kato was bought out, but heard the other stuff from a kato retailer. So will there not be any stocklists outside of Japan?

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Hey guys. Been holding on to this pair for awhile, but only started wearing them recently. Total wear about 2 months. Their washed, not raw and the denim feels great, heavy, soft and pretty hairy. Love the texture.

Pics! Colours are pretty much accurate

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And a close up of the denim!

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I don't have much experience with denim (got a pair of dukes, uniqlos, omnigods aside from these), but i must say that these pretty much the most comfortable. Fit is just right, just enough space in the thighs and calves and the denim feels real sexay! A welcome change if u've been wearing stiffer stuff.

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This thread has been way to down for way to long.

Gotta hold on to those good things that are no more!

Therefore i'm reviving the thread with some pics of my now 10,5 month old bucklebacks. Active wear on these are about 8 months as these have been retired to weekend jeans while i break in my KMW 1950.

The colour is most accurate on the first few pics.

Front:

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Back:

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More back:

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I don't know why, but i really like this angle of photo. The selvedge really makes it:

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Whiskers (colour will be of from here on):

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Shoddy crotch repair:

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Fading of brand (OMGOMG, metaphor!):

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And lastly a nice close up of the buckleback:

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That's it for now folks.

P.S. For anyone interested in Kato clothing check out oki-ni.com.

They are having a 40% sale on all of their kato, and there's some nice shit in between. That fishermans shirt.. oh my..

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Once upon a time when Kato was a brand of interest, Neilfuji was the european director.

Does anybody know where he went?

He was talking about something new..

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He and his wife run ARN Mercantile. Some of the clothes (e.g. shirts) are not a million miles from the shirts you could get from Kato outside Japan.

Not many stockists that I've come across. Oki-ni stock their stuff, and I think Daniel Jenkins and Kiosk 78 have literally a couple of things. When Present first opened, they had some of their shirts, but I didn't see anything there last time I was in.

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I swear to whatever diety you believe in that if you were here i'd hug you!

+rep

Actually, can someone big please +rep The_D a bit extra for me?

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That's good to hear. ARN is doing a collab on a pair of trousers with Nigel Cabourn this season.

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See? This is what we need!

Another thing we need is to be able to see the pieces on some other model than oki-ni's nightmare.

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Guest Selvage Seb.

Does anyone know where I can still find a pair of Kato? Looking for a size 30/31

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Guest Selvage Seb.

Thanks a lot The_D!

Really liking the 10th anniversary pants. Anyone got expierence with

Kato's 3D pants?

Also found a shop here in Holland today who had a few pair left.

Bought myself the buckle back pant in natural indigo in a hemp/cotton blend. Super soft and lightweight, perfect for upcoming summer. They were 200euro instead of 350E. If anyone is interested I can send you one. They had one 32, a 33 and one 34 left.

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Seeing some interest in Kato again, I thought I'd post an update of my fisherman's shirt, getting on for 2 years now:

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It's a great shirt, had lots of wear and looks much darker than its appears in these photos; it's a rich indigo.

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Nice evo, slowdownarthur, I remember that shirt as being fairly dark. Good to see this brand revived - who is running it now? Neil is long gone and I think, so is the original owner. I have a pair of Kato Red Cast O/W which are Ai dyed (double pot or some such gimmick) and have a uniform but pleasing blue color after a year or so of sporadic wear; mostly working on the house. They have lower back pockets which make it appear that you are sagging even when you are not!

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Thanks lance. I've no idea about Kato now. Perhaps Lewis at superdenim would know? That's who I got the shirt from. Also, like you, I've got a pair of Kato jeans, (low slung, cinch-back, quirky as anything) that I wear sporadically; mostly working on the house!

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