John Graham Mellor - Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 oz.

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Slim straight 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 34.75" to 35.75". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans. Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA

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


  • 5
    Well made

    Posted by Christian on 11th Jun 2020

    These are very well made, simple with no BS. With the heavier denim than I am used to I expected them to feel rough but that’s not the case. Customer service was excellent making returning easier for the correct size and the hand written Thank you cards from Tony and Pete were nice. They care about what they do.

  • 5
    Superb finishing

    Posted by Dalichoux on 29th Dec 2019

    Superb finish.
    I took a 16.5Oz, because there was no more Japanese black in 13.5Oz for my size 34.
    The best cut for my body is really the John Graham mellor.
    I've heard of a 19Oz ... if that's right, I can't wait to see it.
    Very happy to have had a handwritten card by Pete Searson.
    Thank Tellason

  • 5
    Superb finishing

    Posted by Dalichoux on 29th Dec 2019

    Superb finish.
    Japanese denim is very beautiful.
    The best cut for my body.
    I've heard of a 19Oz ... if that's true, I can't wait to see that.
    Thank Tellason

  • 5
    Highest quality, great service

    Posted by Jason S on 19th Dec 2019

    The fit on these jeans is incredible, and if you're familiar with raw denim, these are certainly the highest quality whether you end up with American or Japanese denim. Even after several washes (sometimes you really have to wash them...) over years of use, these maintain their dye and fit perfectly. I suggest sitting these in a cold-water bathtub for an hour when you first get them. Alterations process is simple and very well-done.

  • 5
    High Quality

    Posted by Justin Chaudoin on 15th Dec 2019

    I have a few other pairs of Tellason Jeans in various weights. I decided to pick up a pair of 16.5oz and have mostly worn them while riding so far. They are heavy enough to keep me warm on a crisp morning but still comfortable to wear all day

  • 4
    3rd pair of Tellason’s

    Posted by Ralph on 14th Oct 2019

    This is my second pair of JGM. The fit is considered a slim straight but the Great thing is that the jeans are not slim tight. The ones I received the denim material is from Japan. It is a different shade then the White Oak Cone denim from my Sheffield’s but I like the look of the indigo just as well. The jeans are of superior quality and I like the feel and weight of the 16oz. The company has very good customer service and get back to you right away. The free shipping and returns are a plus since I do feel the jean sizes are irregular and one 35 did not fit like another 35. They also offer a free hem which I’ve used in the past. The only minor detail was that I had to send the jeans back for a re-hem this time since one leg was left longer than the other. I can notice the previous stitch line on the material after the repair but I guess is not that bad.

  • 5
    Bought my first pair in 2009, and haven't looked back

    Posted by Tim Hyland on 2nd Sep 2019

    I bought my first pair of Teleson jeans in 2009 at UnionMade in San Francisco -- back when Telleson had only one style -- and it didn't even have a name, but is what became the JGM. Tony and Pete were in the store, but I opted not to meet them, not realizing this would be my jean of choice for the next ten years (and hopefully more). I'm the type of loyal consumer ,who will buy the same thing over and over again, until something goes wrong. Like Levi's 501's -- they changed the cut, but not the number, and they no longer fit the same. I forget what I was wearing in the late aughts, but I tried on the Telleson jeans. They fit perfect, and they cut hasn't changed one bit. A year ago I bought the lighter weight 12.5 oz, and was pleasantly surprised. I'm trying out the new 10.5 oz. now. I love breaking in my own jeans from raw denim, I wash them only when absolutely necessary, and I hope Telleson never goes out of business!

  • 5
    Best Jeans Ever!

    Posted by Tim White on 27th Mar 2019

    I’m an old dude pushing fifty. Since I was in high school I was a Levi’s 501 guy. I knew what size to get, how to wash them, wear the bejesus out of them, and just before they were done - cutoffs. Then they stopped making them in the US. The quality went down hill and the fit varied from the Haitian made to the Mexican. I started paying real dough for the historic reissues. Too fancy and quality not worth the money. I heard good things about Tellason but being old, I question hipsters making “quality” boutiquey stuff. I want consistency, sustainability, and no fussiness. I bought a used pair of Tellasons in my size used off eBay for cheap. Already the best jeans I’ve worn in years - great fit, top notch quality. So I stepped up to some new ones in the thickest denim I could get so they’d last, and in the cut named after Joe Strummer. Ordering was simple, they came fast with no bullshit, we are the fanciest and best, marketing. They will last, fit, wear well, they are more environmentally responsible than other jeans. I’m sold! Stick around for another fifty years, I’ll try to as well, and I’ll Keep happily wearing them. Thank you!

  • 5
    My favorite Jeans

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2019

    Bought this same pair again since I wasn’t sure how much longer the 16.5 oz cone denim would be in stock. This fabric is awesome and I think the JGM cut is perfect. These jeans fade really well too. Honestly my favorite jeans.