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


I remember thinking about what we wanted to make in the denim world, before we actually had made anything at all. It needed to be something built to last. Something that you would put on in the morning without thinking about it and if you looked at a photo of yourself 20 years from now, you would not roll your eyes back thinking "what the Hell am I wearing right there"?

Like anything, you make your bed and you lie in it. Well, officially Tony and I built the John Graham Mellor slim straight fit almost 12 years ago now with these bits in mind and know we started off on the right foot! We are 8 years away from dropping the gavel on whether or not this fit will stand up to that 20 years later scenario but my money is on us still digging it.

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


  • 5
    John Graham Mellor

    Posted by Christopher on 15th Sep 2021

    Tellason jeans in my book are the best. I have purchased several items now including jeans,jackets,and shirts and all are of outstanding quality. The fit is spot on for me. I really like the simple style with high quality material. One cannot go wrong with Tellason

  • 4
    Slim Straight 16.oz

    Posted by Dennis ODonnell on 17th Jul 2021

    I am soaking them thgis weekend but I thought that the hem opening was far wider than the slim straight Telleson Stock pair I ordered last Summer NOTE: Tellason Stock is not available in a slim straight fit - only slim tapered and straight leg.

  • 5
    High Quality

    Posted by Don on 7th Feb 2021

    I have other Raw Selvage jeans. But the fit and finish on these is super! Very close attention to detail.

  • 4
    Great Craftsmanship

    Posted by Stephen Alejandro Matta on 18th Jan 2021

    I'm always on the lookout for companies which manufacture and source [as many] materials as they can domestically. This, paired with the quality of the genes I've ordered make for a very satisfied customer. The staff offer excellent communication when troubleshooting some issues, delivered a great pair of genes, and though expensive, I feel as-though these jeans are well-worth it. I will absolutely buy from Tellason again in the future!

  • 5
    John Graham Mellor

    Posted by Dan on 5th Oct 2020

    Bought the exact same pair of jeans I did seven years ago. Really cool to see them side-by-side. Looking forward to another great seven (or more) years!

  • 5
    Bad ass jeans

    Posted by Ruggus Cycle on 12th Aug 2020

    Best jeans period. Fit perfect

  • 4
    John Graham Mellor - Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 oz.

    Posted by Toby Tanabe on 14th Jul 2020

    These are my first pair of JGM. I have a pair Ankara in black 13.5oz. and I really like them, but I wanted a pair that we're slimmer but still straight leg. I usually wear a 31"-32" waist. I got the 32" based on a measurement of an old pair of Levi's I love. I haven't washed yet, only have had them for about a week. The slim/straight leg opening is perfect. But it's a bit loose around the waist, but that's because of the low rise, I suppose, which is lower than I'm used to. In fact, I wanted the Blubaugh for the slim/straight fit but having a higher rise fit. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size at the time. Overall, these are great jeans. 4/5. Now to break them in!

  • 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