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

    Posted by Mikel Shawn McIlnay on 7th May 2020

    They are not wore out when you buy them. Denim is like denim of old. Made in USA!

  • 5
    Awesome Threads

    Posted by ACG on 13th Feb 2020

    This is the second pair of raw denim I have gotten and these are great. I have a bigger butt and thighs but these accommodate me well. They arrived faster than they said they would, which is great. More purchases from Tellason to come...

  • 5
    amazing quality

    Posted by Kristopher Bush on 16th Oct 2019

    Perfect fit for me, I tried the Blubaugh first and they were a little too snug. These fit my legs great, I have a 32inch waist with muscular athletic legs and the Ankara's are the perfect cut for athletic builds that don't want them tight. As for the customer service, Tony was great. I sent 2 pairs back in for hemming and they turned them around in one day and also my refund for the first set of jeans i ordered was credited promptly. Very easy online transaction!

  • 4
    2 weeks in

    Posted by heavylox on 7th Oct 2019

    these fit great! Andi cant wait to fully break them in. The only concern i have is the eyelets for the button fly are NOT reinforced with thread and it feels like with an over vigorous pulling ( ie emergency peeps ) the eyelets might just rip... I dont have any other button flys that don't have extra stitching around the button holes. the fit though... nice and roomy in the thighs.

  • 5
    Tough as nails

    Posted by Jason Taylor on 2nd Jul 2019

    My 16.5 Oz Ankara denim pants are tough as nails. I work hard, and these pants keep up with my daily routine. These are the only pants I wear, frankly, the only pants I have to my name. I have 4 pair of Tellason 16.5 Ankara denim pants to my name. Two pairs of 34( summer size) and two pair of 35.(winter size) . There is no need for a closet full of denim. These jeans are meant to be worn everyday, meant to be worn hard. The size is spot on, true to size. American made, in the American CMWO or the Proprietary Japanese Denim, high quality denim that just can’t be beat.

  • 5
    Finally figured out my size in these. Very happy with them.

    Posted by William Gibson on 9th Jun 2019

    I've only now noticed that this denim is described both as "raw" and "sanforized", something I would have thought a contradiction in terms. I'm used to raw selvedge denims shrinking 2 inches in the waist the first time they going in the dryer. These won't do that, and until now I'd put that down to the thickness of the material. 32-inch waist wouldn't shrink enough, so I gave those to a lucky friend with a larger waist and ordered 31-inch. Unwashed, they're just a tiny bit loose. My one-time-only inaugural machine-dry should take care of that perfectly. Otherwise, these are my idea of the Platonic Ideal of American jeans, and, amazingly, they actually are 100% American jeans, made in San Francisco from American fabric. My only worry now is that with Cone Mills shut down, I'm going to be tempted to stockpile

  • 5
    For guys with thighs!

    Posted by Lance on 4th Feb 2019

    I'm so happy with my purchase! I swear I've been looking for the perfect jeans for years and I finally found them. All the other jeans I've tried are too tight in the thighs. These fit perfect! Amazing fit and American made. What more could you ask for.

  • 5
    Best jean bought online!

    Posted by arun on 16th Jun 2018

    Great pair of jeans, fantastic fit, great customer service.....I do not know why others cannot be like them:-) Highly recommended .....

  • 5
    3rd year, 3rd pair

    Posted by king of the hill on 10th Jun 2018

    Each year i buy these jeans. Im built like a linebacker so jeans are hard to find. These make the grade. I wear them everyday. I work in a manufacturing and warehousing. I have a desk and i am on the floor for work and they hold up perfectly. I even hunted in them last year. They werent lucky but they held up in the desert. Nothing stops cactus but its a cool story and they didnt rip apart.