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

    Posted by Joshua Gass on 14th Dec 2021

    First ever pair of raw denim jeans for me. I’ve been a Levi’s guy for most of my life. These jeans are far superior. Definitely feels different but are surprisingly comfortable right out of the package. I expected them to be quite stiff but they weren’t that bad. These do not fit as slim as I anticipated though. I’m 5’8” and weigh 146. I normally wear 511 Levi’s in a 30 x 32. These will not be as snug as the 511, at least prewashed. Highly recommend

  • 5
    All Jeans Should be Like These

    Posted by Craig on 27th Aug 2021

    I first bought a pair of Tellason Stock and that lead me to trying a pair of the selvedge jeans. I decided to go with Tellason's original in 14.75 oz and they are exactly what I hoped they would be. They are more of a straight leg than a slim on me, but they look great. I have lost a lot of weight in the last 18 months (about 150 pounds), so jeans like these used to be something that weren't made in my size. I am thrilled to be able to wear them now.

  • 5
    Best jeans

    Posted by Tim White White on 20th Jul 2021

    The quality, comfort, longevity, price, location of fabrication, and fit are so good I have a hard time finding any negatives. Great jeans, great company. I hope they keep this up for a long time.

  • 5
    John Graham Mellor

    Posted by Dwayne Vick on 24th Mar 2021

    These jeans are the best. They fit great, feel great and look great with all of my cowboy boots I bought them to wear with. Pete & Tony are awesome as well! I have shifted to most of my purchases being Made in the U.S.A. Tellason has become the standard which I compare all others to. Keep it up guys. I will keep coming back for more.

  • 5
    JGM slim straight jeans

    Posted by Rick Hooper on 24th Mar 2021

    These jeans are terrific quality. I am 5’8”, 175 and the 36” waist fits perfect.

  • 5
    First raw selvedge jeans, so far so good...

    Posted by Aaron on 23rd Mar 2021

    I’m a more athletic 5’ 10”, 210lbs, and typically wear a waist size 33-34 (inseam 30”). After comparing my current jeans to the product measurements Tony provided, I decided to go with size 35. They fit perfectly in the hips/waist/legs. They do have significant length, but look good stacked or cuffed. This extra material is new to me, but I like it well enough. I’ll give it some time and can always hem later if I change my mind. Overall, the quality and feel of the jeans is positively unlike any pair of jeans I’ve ever purchased. No pre-made holes. Quality stitching and fasteners. Looks and feels good. I was expecting them to be much stiffer after reading other reviews. I’ve worn them just over a week and finding them pretty comfortable already. I love that they are made in the USA. The shuttle loom selvedged denim is definitely cool/unique. I can’t remember the last time I was excited to buy a pair of jeans, but I’m glad I gave these a try. I’ll be looking forward to breaking them in and to some cool fading. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5
    John Graham Mellor 14 oz. Jeans

    Posted by Tim on 21st Sep 2020

    Best jeans ever! I wore Levi's growing up and gave up for obvious reasons. I am now a couple of pairs into Tellasons (which, is a few years now, of course) and I love them. Perfect fit, quality, and look. I love what they stand for and the fact that my perfect cut is named after Joe Strummer. Well done.

  • 5
    Best of the best

    Posted by Joseph Sassone on 15th Jul 2020

    I bought my first of JGM denim in 2010, sight unseen, after reading about Tellason in Men's Journal. Since that time, I've been a huge fan of the brand, and its owners. You're not going to find two gentlemen more devoted to making quality denim in the USA, and it shows in their products. I've owned the JGM in the medium and heavy weights in both Cone and Kaihara denim. If you're a Cone fan and you're skeptical about trying Tellason's proprietary Kaihara denim, don't be. The Kaihara denim is gorgeous and really comes to life after some wear and a few soaks. Superb all around, from fit to finish, stitch to stitch !

  • 5
    Joe Stummer

    Posted by Travis Stidham on 15th Dec 2019

    1st pair with the Japanese denim. Perfect build and attention to detail. At this level of quality and getting them on sale is best gift to myself all year. Thank you to all at Fort Tellason for making the only jeans that matter.