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


  • 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.

  • 5
    Solid pair

    Posted by Andrew on 7th Jun 2022

    First pair of selvedge Tellasons in a number of years after buying Stock. They're still incredibly crafted and exceptional customer service. *****

  • 5
    John Graham Mellor 14.75 oz

    Posted by daniel vogel on 19th May 2022

    Perfect fit. Purchased size 34. I am 6 feet / 160 lbs. Gotta shorten them a bit but now sweat.

  • 5
    All in the details

    Posted by MATT on 17th May 2022

    The fit, the feel, the quality, the details. I could not be happier. I'm all in. Thank you!

  • 5
    John Graham Mellor

    Posted by Billie Jean is not my lover, but these jeans are! on 16th May 2022

    Second pair of Tellason's I've purchased. Initially bought and love the Ladbroke Groves. Snatched these up as soon as they were Item of the Week. Fantastic fit, durable as all hell, and super sharp looking. Great communication and fast shipping. Customer for life.

  • 5
    The best.

    Posted by Chuck Pennington on 15th May 2022

    You won’t find better quality or craftsmanship than Tellason jeans. You also won’t find two nicer guys than Pete and Tony. Great jeans, great people.

  • 5
    These jeans are terrific

    Posted by wilbur on 12th Mar 2022

    Found Tellason after what I thought would be a pretty easy search for a pair of selvedge jeans that's 100% cotton, and NOT stretch denim. Turns out that was harder than anticipated. But I am very happy that I found Tellason, and I am very happy with this pair of jeans. Excellent construction, they look great, and the fabric is breaking in nicely after a couple of weeks. I'm on the shorter side (5'6"), and they recommended the John Graham Mellors. Great recommendation. These jeans run true to size. I wear a size 33 according to most brands, and a Tellason 34 fits me perfectly. So you may want to size up. Use the fit charts. Also, customer service has been outstanding. Without belaboring all the details, I had an issue with my order going AWOL, and they shipped out a replacement pair, no questions asked. The original pair eventually showed up, so I sent it back to Tellason.

  • 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