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
    Bullet proof denim!

    Posted by Ramon Souffront on 28th Dec 2020

    I have purchased 4 different país of Tellason jeans over the past several months all in different weights all in the Ankara fit and the 16.5oz are my favorite. They feel bullet proof which I am a big fan of. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they score even heavier weight denim and put out some limited runs. Great job! Great pair of jeans!

  • 5
    Solid and Classic

    Posted by Ben on 30th Oct 2020

    Fit is spot on. Stunning and heavy truly classic cut traditional jeans. Remind me of 1950s 501. I'm blown away by the superior quality. I just need a hem.

  • 5

    Posted by Durward Narramore on 11th Aug 2020

    The jeans not only fit me well but look great on!!! Like them so well I got a second pair!!!

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5 oz Straight Leg

    Posted by Michael A Carnacchi on 27th Jun 2020

    Excellent quality , fit, and customer service. Thank You.

  • 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.