Ankara - Black Japanese Selvedge Jeans - 13.5 oz.

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Straight leg fit.  13.5 oz. Japanese red line sanforized selvage.  Button fly. Extra heavy pocket bags. Bottom of back pockets lined for durability. Leather patch by Tanner Goods, Portland, OR. Graduated inseams from 34.25" to 35.75". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans. Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA


"Straight leg" is a term that is easily understood when it comes to jeans fit descriptions. Our Ankara straight leg is a "true" straight leg -- from the thigh to bottom opening is a straight line. It is a mid-rise jean with some room throughout but by no means "dad jean".

Why is this fit named "Ankara"? Because this guy was born there!

Made with beautiful red line black/black 13.5 oz selvedge denim from Japan in San Francisco, California -- The Home of Blue Jeans.


  • 5
    Nobody does it better..

    Posted by Noah on 12th Jun 2022

    Do you want pants or do you want bullshit? If it’s the former, buy Tellason. If it’s the latter, there’s lots of options out there for you. It’s really that simple.

  • 5
    Can’t beat Tellason

    Posted by Jeremy K on 30th Apr 2022

    I’ve really fallen in love with this company. I’ve owned a couple of raw denim pairs by them a few years ago and decided to grab a couple of more this year. Tony and Pete are top notch guys, and are truly professionals at what they do. I’ve probably bugged them about every purchase I’ve made, whether it be fit inquiries or a hem request, they’re quick to respond, and they’re also complete gentlemen about it. I own a blanket lined raw denim jacket, their BDU ripstop jacket, and of course, raw denim jeans. All of the products have been superb. I usually get all my jeans hemmed to a 32 inseam, so I’m able to cuff how I like, and this time around, by mistake, they hemmed two pairs of the black Ankara’s, offering me the second pair for $80 (totally worry free if I didn’t want them). I wouldn’t typically stock up like that, but I couldn’t pass that price up. All in all, support this company. It’s an intimate experience. These guys care, and it truly shows. Thanks again Tony and Pete! Customer for life.

  • 5
    Ankara black Japanese selvedge 13.5 oz.

    Posted by Matt Arriola on 5th Apr 2022

    These are the perfect black jeans and I’ve tried a lot of them. The craftsmanship and fit are amazing. Somebody did there homework. Very high quality and no bs. Worth every penny!!! Fit is true to size. They are sanforized so won’t shrink a bunch. I’m 6’1 210lbs, athletic body type, tree trunk legs. I wear a 34, Ankara fit (mid rise, straight leg). Takes a week or so to break em in. Same size I used to wear in levis. Ultra quick delivery every time, with a hand written note! Not just these but everything these guys make is top notch. I also wear the stock blue jeans and I have a pair of ankara blue jeans a jacket etc..All of which bring me immense joy. Class act 100%. Get some.

  • 5

    Posted by Patrick Dolson on 2nd Apr 2022

    Best pair of jeans I’ve ever owned. Perfect fit and awesome look.

  • 5
    Fantastic black denim

    Posted by Luke Camery on 5th Jan 2022

    Everything you love about the straight cut, spacious Ankara style with a slick black look

  • 5
    Tellason Ankara black denim straight cut

    Posted by orazio on 19th Dec 2021

    Superlative. True & cool original fit five pocket jeans. Mid rise but in the back are enough to cover the butt when you seat on motorcycle. I own different brand of raw denim (known in biker context) but this jeans is coolest. Recommended wear with boots on

  • 5
    Black Japanese Sevedge Ankara

    Posted by marc t. wise on 5th Jul 2021

    It’s not like me to excited about leg coverings. We all wear them. It’s also not like me to invest in pants—jeans, in this case. I tend to beat the shit out of things, so if they last a while I get attached. That sounds like my problem. It is. I am supposed to be reviewing a product here. It’s probably obvious I’m not used to this, but I bought a pair of jeans, and as the newscaster says in Airplane, “they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let ‘em crash.” And so the jeans: Black Japanese Selvedge Ankaras. I’m not getting any younger, so I thought to myself, let’s do this—a nice pair of jeans. Maybe there’s no turning back from here. That’s what I was thinking. Turns out it’s true. To be honest, we’re pretty early in the relationship here—and the cynic in me is usually with the newscaster—but even if we crash now, I can say that there’s as much love for these pants as I’ve got space in my life to love a pair of jeans. There’s another pair in my future, I’m sure, but for now, I’ve got to get to know these as well as I can. You’ve got to love beautiful work, no matter the object. And as an object maker, my hat’s off to Tellason. I’m quite happy I’ve run into you.

  • 5

    Posted by Jaybird on 30th Jan 2021

    1st off thanks to Tony for always emailing back quickly so I can find my size . Glad I can still find a solid USA co. These jeans are perfect for humans that aren’t into skinny jeans . I like they have been making the same jeans for years . To many companies keep changing sizing & manufacturing. These two made something and stuck to it . These jeans are a nice higher rise like Jeans should be . No weird taper . Thanks guys .

  • 5
    Wonderful personal patient service, quality black jeans

    Posted by Judith Conway on 16th Jan 2021

    Love my Ankara black jeans. Very fast delivery and courteous exchange for size. Impressed by personal attention by Mr Patella himself. Pretty good fit for a woman in men’s. 35” fits in the hips. The legs are wide, maybe will try the slim Elgins next. Love the obvious quality and sturdiness. Can’t wait to buy more from this company.