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
    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.

  • 5
    Ankara jeans

    Posted by David Walker on 18th Apr 2021

    The fit is just perfect I love it. The heft and quality of the Jean material is second to none. I cannot say enough good things and there is no negative I can say. Just buy a pair and you will see.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2021

    Jeans are awesome. Fit names are a little complicated...I know nothing about denim or this industry so take this with salt. I wanted American made and simple looks which these are but was really disappointed the denim is from Japanese mills? This maybe be highest quality and in demand but either way disappointing. There may not be a mill in America left..IDK. I almost returned because I am unsure if the cotton even came from America in first place? But the fact that the manufacturing is here is better than 99% of other brands and craftsmanship is very nice.

  • 5

    Posted by Justin Weidling on 1st Feb 2021

    Sorry Levi's I've found someone new.Tellason makes rugged jeans the way they ought to be made.No more jeans that feel like sweatpants.These Ankara jeans by Tellason are ready for whatever you throw at them.They are the best looking pants I have seen.And stronger than any I've owned.Ive worn Levi's my entire life but I swear they're pants got thinner and weaker.I stumbled upon these after discovering Iron and Resin.I look forward to buying all my denim pants from Tellason now.Yes they are expensive.But you get what you pay for.Its an investment in the best pants you can own.Treat yourself to the best jeans you can buy.You will not regret it.

  • 5
    Ankara 16.5

    Posted by JD on 26th Jan 2021

    Best fitting jeans I ever owned! Excellent quality and exceptional customer service!

  • 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!!!