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
    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.

  • 5
    Second pair!

    Posted by Vaughn on 7th Dec 2016

    I bought a pair of these jeans a while back, because I loved the look and others online raved about the quality. I'd have thought it was all hype until a few weeks ago. I was riding my motorcycle and went down in a low side crash. I took a pretty decent slide. What amazed me was that my jeans only had a small hole in the knee and a busted seam. I went down at about 35mph, so this was beyond impressive. I'm sold on Tellason denim.

  • 5
    Solid Functional Denim

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Nov 2016

    Really digging these jeans so far. Lots of room in the leg, which is harder to find than you'd think. Denim is heavy and should take some abuse.

  • 5
    nice pair of jeans

    Posted by Robert C Gray on 18th Jul 2016

    Nice heavy denim. Very tight when I first put them on. Only took a day until they had loosened up to where they were comfortable. Looking forward to breaking them in.