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 had a Hawaiian theme for my 9th grade graduation dance. I asked a cross town rival junior high girl named Shawna, who I met at a roller rink (shout out Skateway in Cypress, Ca.) I had not seen her in a couple of years but something inside said, "ask a girl who was not from my school".

She said yes, and next thing I know, I have a fresh aloha shirt on with my sisters pooka shells and I am pulling up to her house. Shawna looked magnificent and it turns out, she was now about 3 inches taller than me. Anyway, my street cred jumped to new heights with this bold move and that Ford Granada with red leather interior (a loaner from my dad's friend) was also a classy move to have that be the car that took us to the dance.

40 years later, Tony and I came up with our first jean ever - the John Graham Mellor. This slim straight jean is the one that took us to this dance and believe us, we are very proud to have made something 14 years ago that is still relevant today for a proper fitting men's jean.

Enjoy and thanks for your support,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson

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


  • 5
    Top notch!! Always with Tellason!

    Posted by Richard on 19th Jun 2023

    Great company, great customer service, great guys!!!

  • 5
    THE One

    Posted by Yiyang Fei on 20th May 2023

    Got my first pair of JGM several years ago and absolutely loved it. Now I own multiple. Fit is spot on and craftsmanship is second to none. Thank you, Tellason, for producing a quality product.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Apr 2023

    My first purchase was the coverall jacket in 16.5oz Cone Mills denim w/hickory lining. That started my obsession with all things Tellason. These jeans are perfect in every way. The fit is spot on not to loose and not too tight. A true straight leg.

  • 5
    JGM 16.5 OZ

    Posted by Nick Cichanowski on 12th Apr 2023

    These babies fit like a glove and are sturdy as a brick doghouse. I rarely take them off even to sleep

  • 5
    The last pair of jeans I’ll ever buy

    Posted by Cameron Rugg on 1st Apr 2023

    I I have never had a pair of jeans that I’ve had fit me as well as these and that are made as well as these. And even better they’re made in the USA. I just recently purchased another pair that I haven’t had shipped out yet. I’m excited to try this style. I have not tried this one. I am very happy with the last pair. I ordered in a size 30 there’s the perfect size and thank you so much for giving me a partial refund that was more than generous. I will be a long time customer thank you in. Sincerely Cameron Rugg.

  • 5
    JGM - slim straight selvedge jeans 16.5

    Posted by Serhii N. on 1st Apr 2023

    Excellent fabric, good tailoring, friendly attitude of the seller. All this is already in the reviews. But there is something else that makes me buy third jeans ?! They are just amazing!!

  • 5
    Love them

    Posted by Cameron Rugg on 28th Mar 2023

    I just wanted to thank you for being such good people to deal with the jeans I ordered the second time around fit perfectly and I really appreciate you giving me a refund on the order I ordered that were too small. I know you didn’t have to do that and I really appreciate it. You’ll definitely have a lifelong customer. I will continue to buy my jeans through you guys for as long as I can afford it or as long as you guys are in business. Thanks again Cameron Rugg.

  • 5
    J’adore !

    Posted by Christophe Gibert on 26th Feb 2023

    I am in love with the quality of the Tellason jeans, this is my third jeans from those guys, I am living in France and they sent it to me all the way from California 4 days after my online order I was so happy to wear my new John Graham jean. J’adore ! Christophe

  • 5
    So much character !

    Posted by MATTHEW DIAZ on 28th Jan 2023

    These are my favorite blue jeans I ever owned. The JGM brings so much character with its slim straight fit . Works great with chucks or even moc toe boots. If you want a rigid / high quality pair of selvedge denim , look no further !