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
    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!!

  • 5
    perfect jeans

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2015

    Tellason produces my favorite jeans. I love the 16.5 oz. denim. It is thick with a rich feel, looks fantastic and still is comfortable after some time. Good things take time! The fitting is perfect for me, I have strong legs, I do a lot of sports. Good quality is very important for me and I think it's worth the price. Blue jeans are a part of the american history. Cone mills white oak is a part of America. I love America and won't go for less...

  • 4
    Attention to detail

    Posted by Lonnie on 22nd May 2015

    This is my second pair of raw denim jeans so my knowledge is limited. The jeans are heavy, coarse, have a loooong inseam (free hemming available) dark blue and probably bulletproof. They'll be great riding jeans. I will say that I am very pleased with the customer service and attention to detail. My order was filled quickly and follow up emails with tracking info and answers to questions were fast and efficient. Tellason seems like a well managed company w a good product.

  • 5
    best quality jeans period

    Posted by Craig Allen on 29th Apr 2015

    Very heavy, exceptionally high quality denim and quality construction. Raw denim definitely shrinks even in cold water and air/sun drying so buyers will want to go at least 1 size up if not 2. Sizes appear to run a bit larger than Levi's etc. i highly, highly recommend these jeans and this company. Employees are very responsive to any and all questions.

  • 5
    The Best Denim Money Can Buy

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Nov 2014

    Quite simply the best denim money can buy.