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
    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

  • 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.