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
    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.

  • 5
    got 15oz not 16

    Posted by DocJ on 27th Jun 2016

    Great pants, outstanding quality. Love em!

  • 5
    My favorite pair of jeans.

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2016

    The quality of the denim and stitching is superberb. These are the best pair of jeans I've ever owned. Well worth the money.

  • 5
    Beautiful, thick denim!

    Posted by Jon on 29th Mar 2016

    These jeans are breaking in beautifully! I wanted some jeans that show the wear and tear that I caused over time. From the finish of these jeans, I predict I will have them for a very long time. Price up front can be a concern, but as I figure these will last at least 5 years, I'm paying 12 cents a day for top-notch denim made in the U.S.A. Great product!

  • 5

    Posted by Graham Hegeler on 28th Dec 2015

    The sizing was as described online, and the material was correct in weight. This was my first order. So, I was interested to see the jeans, and try them on. Overall, the quality of the manufacturing is excellent. I cannot wait to break them in a bit and watch them fade. Lastly, I found a nice message in the back pocket of the jeans thanking me for my order.

  • 5
    The Best

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2015

    Best pair of denim I have ever purchased.

  • 5
    tough as nails!

    Posted by Bill on 22nd Jun 2015

    built tough! these gentleman spared no expense with these!! high quality and first class!!