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
    Straightforward & solid.

    Posted by Todd on 25th Oct 2021

    If you like a straight leg pair of jeans - look no further. Though I miss the Cone denim, the Kaihara denim is excellent. BIG pockets!

  • 5

    Posted by brett on 25th Oct 2021

    The BEST - thank you.

  • 5
    The Jeans You Need

    Posted by Justin Holmes on 20th Oct 2021

    These are hands down the best pair of jeans I’ve ever purchased and I’ve had my share of denim. I’m an athletic build, 6’3” 210, and these jeans actually run like a true straight leg should. There is enough room in the thigh for those of us who’s thighs are wider than our ankles. I can actually get these jeans on and have plenty of room in the seat. Love the weight and excited to see how these wear over time. Thanks again Tellason, you now have a life long customer.

  • 5

    Posted by Gauchet on 18th Oct 2021

    superb quality, thank you for your little note sent with the parcel

  • 5
    Best Jeans you Can Buy.

    Posted by Carlyle on 21st Sep 2021

    This is my second pair of Tellason's I have the Blubaughs and the Ankaras fit me even better. They fit like a charm I will always have a pair of Tellasons in my closet for the rest of my days

  • 5

    Posted by Malcolm Browne on 17th Jun 2021

    Definitely one of the nicest jeans I've ever worn. I can tell they are going to last a longtime. Amazing craftsmanship and detail. I'm in love with the fabric as well, it seems to be the perfect weight. The fit is great. Super stoked, thanks!

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5

    Posted by Kevin Remick on 8th Jun 2021

    Accept no other, Tellason jeans are the best!

  • 5
    New Japanese Denim

    Posted by Bill on 15th May 2021

    As much as I hate to see the end of Cone Mills, I’m very happy to report that the replacement, a denim designed by Tellason themselves, is a really great approximation of classic vintage US denims. I’m about three washes in with my new Ankara’s and really very pleased.

  • 5

    Posted by Ross on 22nd Apr 2021

    Good folk at Tellason guided me to the perfect fit and had the jeans at my doorstep in Sydney in under a week. Fantastic quality jeans and I love the straight leg style. Looking forward to seeing how these jeans develop additional character over the years to come.