Ankara - Straight Leg Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 oz.

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True straight leg fit. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese orange line raw selvage denim (sanforized). 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


I was on the phone with a customer yesterday about this, that, or the other. I think I called him to see if he fat-fingered his order with us by ordering three pairs of our Ankara jeans. He said "no" and that he was happy to see this old standard blue jean fit that was still made in the U.S. He also said that this fit was hard to find and that most denim companies making great jeans here are focusing on slimmer cuts for "young dudes" as he put it. I did not necessarily agree with him but the fact of the matter is that a proper straight leg fit just works. It did 100 years ago and it still does today. You may only wear skinny stuff but I swear, try this old fit out again and see why it is the five pocket jean that brought this whole denim party to the dance in the first place.


Tony Patella
Pete Searson

Body Type:
Athletic, Husky
Denim Weight:
Leg Opening:
Straight Leg


  • 5
    real fit jeans

    Posted by orazio on 2nd Apr 2024

    five pocket jeans with original true fit . Excellent for use with biker boots use and for muscular legs

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5

    Posted by David T. on 30th Mar 2024

    Own four pairs of Ankara. Best jeans I've ever owned; unlikely to buy anything else. Simple, no-fuss, high quality. Great for outside work.

  • 5
    I brought my first selvage denim blue jeans and they are comfortable every where and warm in the winter time to and a little long for my tastes but I been roll up and like the roll up look my third I brought them back in back on

    Posted by Gabriel Prather on 10th Mar 2024

    I've brought back in January and I like them very much and first pair of jeans they are very comfortable I wear them all the time and I wear them to bed to sleep in them to. But I don't like it about how long they are look good roll up and I wash them roll up already and they keep the and now they got a line now on both legs they should put a 4 botton fly that to me is short

  • 5

    Posted by Ian Goodwin on 28th Feb 2024

    Excellent product, great service!!

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5oz

    Posted by TH on 13th Dec 2023

    Perfect straight leg! Simple, classic, timeless.

  • 5
    Ankara 14.5oz

    Posted by Edward Fisher on 24th Apr 2023

    Was not able to try on, so I crossed by fingers and jumped on my American waist size. Perfect fit. Hoping down range 1st washing will make up for any stretch. Love them…. Worth every penny. I’ve purchased the raw jean jacket and two pairs of ankaras. Will continue to buy

  • 5
    On my second pair.

    Posted by Todd on 22nd Apr 2023

    Great pair of jeans. Well made. Age well.

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5 Oz jeans

    Posted by James Truemper on 11th Sep 2022

    I am very pleased with these jeans. The quality and fit is outstanding. The are breaking in nicely. I am sure I will enjoy them for a long time.

  • 5
    Another winner

    Posted by Christian on 4th Sep 2022

    Another great pair of no nonsense no frills denim. Have a pair of JGMs and wanted something a bit roomier. These do not disappoint. Thank you to the Tellason team for creating something easy and reliable.