John Graham Mellor - Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans - 14.75 oz.

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Slim straight fit. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese red 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 34.255" to 35.75". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans.  Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA


20 years from now, this jean will resonate exactly the way it did for us in 2009 when we drove Tony's old Volvo wagon to the factory to pick up 8 boxes of our cut #1. Nine boxes would have meant that one of them would have sat on my lap for the drive back to Tony's garage, so 8 is great...

The John Graham Mellor IS that fit that you can hang your hat on, if you know what I mean- a true straight leg that runs a little bit slim with a lower rise. Absolutely nothing has changed about the fit, which is going on 12 years now.

Every company has their north star- Levis "501", WD40 and their blue and yellow can (with a red straw attachment), Kraft and that blue box of mac and cheese, Eichler and its flat roof house with an atrium right in the middle. For us, it is and always will be the John Graham Mellor.


Tony Patella
Pete Searson

Body Type:
Medium, Thin
Denim Weight:
Leg Opening:
Slim Tapered


  • 5
    John Graham Mellor - Selvedge Slim Straight Jean

    Posted by Matthew Carastro on 13th Dec 2023

    Fantastic jeans. Fit, quality, materials - all above my expectations. Well done, gentlemen.

  • 5
    exactly what i had expected

    Posted by anselmo on 17th Sep 2023

    excellent product and service by good people. thanks guys and your team.

  • 5
    Loyal to a fault

    Posted by Nathan Knight on 17th May 2023

    Must be on at least my 10th pair. I’ve worn them almost constantly for a decade. Please don’t stop making them!

  • 5
    Another great pair

    Posted by Don on 5th Apr 2023

    Third pair. If that doesn't say enough. These are extremely well made and fit per size chart.

  • 5
    Great jeans

    Posted by Mike on 22nd Jan 2023

    Hands down the best jeans I’ve had. Great fabric, fit, details. When I emailed a question about sizing, Tony emailed back with helpful info. In other brands (e.g Prana) I typically wear 32/30. I measured the back band of a good fitting pair of Prana pants (17 inches) and ended up ordering a 34. Fits perfectly. Sent it back for hemming. Came back quickly. With each week of wear these just get better and better.

  • 5
    QUALITY - JGM Jean

    Posted by RJT on 21st Jan 2023

    Received my JGM jeans after numerous emails with Tony, who was extremely helpful. He was spot on in his size recommendation. I have been wearing the jeans around for some break in prior to the "cold water" bath. It's my first pair of raw denim jeans and the fit and quality are outstanding. I'm sure they'll only get better with time.

  • 5
    JGM 14.75oz.

    Posted by Robert B. on 16th Jan 2023

    Another Tellason home run. My last pair was the Ankara, which were the best fitting straight jeans I’ve ever owned. I’m 6’ muscular build with a bit of a beer belly. Wear 36 or 38 in other brands and 36 in Tellasons fit perfect. The JGMs have a lower rise and the fit is a bit more snug than the 36 Ankara but I can tell they’ll break in perfectly. My thighs and calves are bigger than average and the JGM slim straight fits perfect, not loose but they don’t look like skinny jeans. The 14.75oz is stiff but comfortable and I can tell these will fade beautifully. If you’re on the fence throw them in the cart. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 4
    the quality is at the highest I've experiences, fit is good and the durability is excellent, second pair of jeans, last one is still going strong after 10 years

    Posted by craig deines on 1st Oct 2022

    I've not experience that many different brands which is why I rated a 4 and not a 5

  • 5
    Great Jeans

    Posted by Clint on 25th Jun 2022

    I submitted lots of questions and Tony answered every one. This is my first pair of raw denim so I had a lot! Been on the fence about it for a few years and finally took the plunge. I have only had them a week and half, and worn them just about everyday, time will tell but the quality of the denim and the way it's constructed is amazing. Again my first pair of raw denim so, I don't have anything to compare them to. I did do a lot of research and wanted an American made product, and I can't imagine it gets much better than this. I can click "Buy it now" from Amazon to order something but I love to get service for some things, and that's what I got! Reach out to these guys with your questions before you buy and you'll get something that fits without the back and forth. I'll give an update on the jeans after I break em in, but for now I couldn't be happier with my purchase.