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

    Posted by Danny G. on 23rd Sep 2022

    My first straight-legs and my first 16.5 oz heavyweights. I'm delighted. Fit over engineer boots perfectly but still look slim and trim and awesome. And the extra-heavyweight denim will be perfect this fall. I love my other Tellasons, but these are my new faves.

  • 5
    16.5oz JGM jeans

    Posted by Graham Hegeler on 2nd May 2022

    The JGM low rise straight fit cut is great! And the 16.5oz denim weight is the most durable denim I have worn -highly recommend!

  • 5
    Mellor Jeans

    Posted by Scott Caldwell on 15th Mar 2022

    I have purchased 8 pairs of the Mellor jeans Over the past several years. Great fit and long wearing under some very tough conditions… From the bush of the Canadian North, to the Amazon to the Atacama desert.

  • 5
    Absolutely the best

    Posted by Michael Hutchins on 23rd Jan 2022

    Thank you for making such a great product. Please continue producing this cut.

  • 5
    sizing thoughts... bad ass jeans

    Posted by Neil Loudermilk on 7th Jan 2022

    Hopefully this real-world sizing experience may help others in my fit predicament... since I like a more snug fit, wanted thicker denim, and need a low rise, I went with the 16.5 oz JGM, however I have a powerlifter build with a very low waist... 5'10" 230lbs with 32" inseam... basically jeans need to sit on my hips and that hip (low waist) measurement on me is 34-35" depending on the time of year... thigh is 24", calf is 18"... I wear size 33 or 34 in mainstream brand jeans (all 100% cotton, NO spandex)... I saw JGM reviews where people went with a size 2" smaller than their waist measurement, so I went with size 33 JGM originally... I could barely get them on but could not move my legs at all when I managed to do so, and could not button even the very bottom button... I then had a great phone conversation with Pete and decided to try JGM 35's next... after the 2-hour cold soak and wearing them damp for a few hours after wringing out what water I could, then letting them hang and air dry overnight, they are absolutely perfect... crazy perfect, like they were tailored for me... the leg opening on these is perfect for wearing cowboy boots FYI... great experience and I will be buying more... thanks Pete...

  • 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!