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


Every time we get an order for the John Graham Mellor jean, we get a little pat on the back, metaphorically speaking. It was the very first jean we ever made and the second fit did not come around for 2 more years.

That was 15 years ago and I can't help to think about other products we all use that just stand the test of time. Maybe someone at the WD-40 plant has the same feeling, if they are really into that magical can of lubricant. People buy it, use it plenty and when it runs out, you try to get another can on your next run to the hardware store.

Our John Graham Mellor slim straight jean is our version of an iconic fit, that would look solid for decades to come. This 16.5 oz. selvedge fabric is our heaviest (and my favorite) so get ready to break them in the old fashioned way - wear them a ton and don't baby them in the slightest. What you will get down the road will be a real gem of a pair of jeans with all the battle scars of your own life, not the path of a misdirected Dremel tool or block of sandpaper from a washing house.

Stocked up and ready.

Enjoy the ride and thanks for your support,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson

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


  • 5
    John Graham Mellor

    Posted by Matthew David Allen on 10th Jun 2024

    I strayed from wearing jeans for a long time. Because the general product quality throughout the industry has tanked due to the fast fashion conglomerates. But alas! I stumbled upon Tellason while scrolling Insta. I was charmed by the copywriting and storytelling alongside the shorts with Pete doing his spin. A small biz owner myself, I felt an affinity off the bat. I bought the JGMs and found that I won't have to look for jeans anywhere else again. Just got the Ladbroke in black too and damn if I don't feel good. Classic rules. Quality goods boys. Thank you.

  • 5
    The Best in Every Way

    Posted by Andy on 25th Mar 2024

    These jeans are perfection. They feel like they were personally tailored to you. The quality and design is top notch and a steal at the price. That’s not even including how amazing the service is from Tellason. I’ve owned many pairs of high end Selvedge jeans. Tellason rules them all. Cheers to Pete and Tony!

  • 5

    Posted by Matthew Black on 25th Mar 2024

    I’ve never purchase either raw or selvedge jeans before but couldn’t resist when I received the Item of the Week email. The name, weight and history were irresistible. They’re amazing all the details are incredible. The fabric, sewing and hardware quality are unbeatable. The details and SF manufacturing make the make the price well worth it. Love the red tag on inside of right back pocket.

  • 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!!