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
    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.

  • 4
    cool, but very tough fabric

    Posted by James Dylan on 25th Mar 2018

    Hard to write a review for a pair of jeans that will last me 20+ years, all I can review is the first week I’ve had them. My father always told me; “If you want to buy something you will use a long time, then buy the best possible version of it you can afford.” I used that advice to buy these jeans, as the fabric is very, very tough; the jeans could almost stand up by themselves. I don’t know how long it will take for them to break in. I like them so far, wore them a few days, but they are so stiff, I’m walking around looking like I have knee damage, and I can barely climb into my Jeep, ha ha. I want to wear these awhile and get them somewhat broken in, but it looks like I’ll order more. Strong thick fabric, perfect sewing and stiching... One thing: the legs are very long. I’m 6’1 or 72 inches tall, and I swear there is about 7 inches of denim I need to hem. The hemming will cost me about $20 here in Hawaii, if I can find a place that has a machine strong enough for this fabric. Company said I could mail them in to them, which is cheaper, so I’ll probably end up doing that.

  • 5
    love my Tellason

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2017

    What can I say. I love them..... I own another pair of jeans and a hoodie from Tellason. All quality, durable and comfortable.

  • 5
    First but not last pair

    Posted by Patrick on 29th Dec 2017

    Exceptional quality and fit! Very pleased withe these jeans!

  • 5
    The best jeans

    Posted by NICOLE VARGAS on 27th Apr 2017

    I was initially reluctant to spend $200 on a pair of jeans. But after reading such great reviews I decided to take the plunge and purchase a pair for my husband. The quality of the jeans is amazing. I've never seen such great detail. My husband was so excited receiving the jeans that he put them on right away. He loves the look, fit and feel of the jeans. I see another purchase in our future.

  • 5
    Finally found a great pair of straight cut jeans

    Posted by steve on 28th Jan 2017

    These jeans are exactly what I was looking for. Not a bunch of flashy bs, just good quality denim in a straight cut. These are the best fitting straight cut raw denim jeans that I have found. Plus, made in the USA is something I look for in all my purchases. Not the last pair of Tellason Jeans that I will own.