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


  • 4

    Posted by lee on 16th Jul 2022

    excellent denim. fit is straight and i would have given 5 stars had the crotch/thigh area not pull up too tight due to the mid-rise front waist lowering. the fit around waist is true to size, not tight. overall, excellent quality.

  • 5
    Quality, fit, perfect

    Posted by Simon on 27th Jun 2022

    I just purchased a pair of Ankara 16oz. These are exactly what I was looking for. Amazing quality, great fit and I have no doubt they will wear in and last. Worth every penny. I love high quality and made in the USA. Great customer service and a quick response from Tony when I had a few questions.

  • 5
    Finally Found The Perfect Jean

    Posted by Paul G on 16th Jun 2022

    Fantastic fit and build quality. No more side seams that wrap to the center of your leg like Levis. I always Loved Button Flies over a zipper. Worth the extra money. No regrets. Will be a regular customer.

  • 5
    WOW - ANKARA 16.5 oz.

    Posted by Andrew on 13th Jun 2022

    This is my first pair of raw selvage denim jeans. Wow. Beautiful build, fit and feel. They are stout and will take some livin' to break in, but the quality has me excited for the journey. Thanks Tellason. I'm already daydreaming about my next pair.

  • 5
    16.5 ankara

    Posted by Geoff on 8th Jun 2022

    Excellent fit and quality. I don't do skinny jeans. So I appreciate this classic style.

  • 5

    Posted by mike avina on 11th Jan 2022

    Solid - nice weight (16.5 oz) - well-made, strong

  • 5
    16.5oz Ankara

    Posted by Nick on 1st Nov 2021

    Jeans are amazing. Material got softer in a week as well as mold to my body. Customer service was great! Got replies from both owners Pete and Tony! Thank you!!

  • 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.