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
    14.75 just as excellent but with a little more give

    Posted by Noel Sagullo on 4th Jan 2019

    I wanted thinner than the 16 oz. These are the same excellent fit, denim, and sewing. And I got to speak to Pete. Thank you for calling and thank you for making these excellent jeans!

  • 5
    Denim at its best

    Posted by Brian on 16th Jun 2018

    Everything they should be. Quality American made, great fit. Proud to wear Tellason, and represent what they stand for. The construction and materials are durable and give me confidence that they will last a long time.

  • 5
    Fantastic Fit & Quality

    Posted by on 11th Dec 2016

    I have four pairs of Raw Denim. These are one of my favorites. Awesome quality, denim color and texture are unique. Love my Tellasons! Do yourself a favor and buy a pair! You won't regret it. The hand written thank you was a pleasant surprise! Nice touch guys/gals. Keep up the great work.

  • 5
    Terrific jeans. Meticulously made.

    Posted by yang on 6th Mar 2016

    This was my first venture into raw denim jeans. After a lot of research, I decided to try a pair of Tellason JGM, and I am so glad I did. Upon first examination of the jeans, it was clear the exceptional attention to detail, quality of material, and the pride with which the garment was crafted. The personal note was a delightful surprise as well. The fit was perfect and after a few tries, I was able to find the right length and cuff. These are now my favorite jeans that I wear as often as I could, and I will definitely be buying another pair when I can afford to.

  • 5

    Posted by Nick on 27th Feb 2016

    This is my 4th pair of Tellason jeans, 3rd JGM, and 2nd in the 14.75oz. I'm 5'7 150lbs and the fit is perfect, went for a 31. They do fit snug in the crotch for a day or two, but they stretch out nicely. My last pair I got was a 32 and the combo of losing a bit of weight and stretching out, they became a touch too loose.... still my favorite pair though. Perfect front and low rise for my body type. The thing that I LOVE about this company is the customer service. Free hems, and excellent communication. A hand written Thank You note is also a nice touch. Not to mention that if you get a crotch blowout, they repair those too for a very nominal fee. Tellason puts together an amazing product.... Well done guys, well done.

  • 5
    Fantastic fit, incredible build.

    Posted by Gregg on 15th Feb 2016

    When I opened up the package containing my jeans I knew right away that I was opening up some quality denim. I have owned numerous pairs of raw denim jeans and none have come close to the quality of craftsmanship as these jeans. I would recommend these jeans to anyone looking for true, quality-built raw denims. Disclaimer: I typically sport a waist size of 32 and the 32 size in these jeans was too small for me. I returned them for a size 34 which fit well.

  • 5
    Best pair of Utilitarian jeans you can buy.

    Posted by Trever Scales on 12th Jan 2016

    Instead of reviewing the brand new pair of jeans I bought (which I love) , you will hear about the exact same pair of jeans which I bought two years ago, 14.75 John Grahm Mellors. Over the two year period I owned these jeans they were the only pair I wore. During that time I photographed weddings, built a 73 Yamaha RD350 cafe racer, 65 Olds 442, 38 Plymouth panel wagon and various other classics. Grinding metal and welding didn't phase these jeans. I also met my wife and took her out on dates, looking very dapper in this well fitting denim. Over time they formed to my body perfectly, held their color well and show little signs of wear, so when it came time to expand my wardrobe I couldn't help but buy the same exact thing.

  • 5
    A fit like no other..

    Posted by Mark Birt on 30th Jan 2015

    Bought a pair of JGM back in April 14 and have been more than satisfied, so much so that I have just invested in a second pair. I wanted a longer leg this time round so emailed the site for guidance. The response was quick and really helpful, and I would just like to say thanks again to Tony for sorting out the 37" inseams. The jeans have arrived and are perfect! This is all round quality boys and girls, and I seriously recommend you invest in some proper American denim.

  • 5
    Great fit, feel; Breaking in well

    Posted by Greg M on 31st Oct 2014

    I am 6'5" 200 lbs and the 33's are snug when they arrive but perfect once they break it. As with all raw denim, they have been stiff for a few days, but I am really happy with the fit and feel already. I have no doubt that these are going to hold up for a long time and be my go-to pair for a while. Would buy Tellason again.