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Fade Friday – Tellason Ankara 16.5 oz. (5 Years, 3 Months, 3 Washes, 1 Soak)

It’s the end of the week y’all, and boy do we have a treat for you in today’s Fade Friday. This wonderfully worn pair of Tellason Ankara‘s was submitted by Nick Williams from West Essex, UK. While Nick loves wearing denim, as can be seen in the photos, he also works WITH denim. After working for Levi’s for over 6 years as a graphic designer, he took his skills to the next step and created his own design studio called 4th Avenue Graphics. They work with clients such as Levi’s, Lucky Brand, Patagonia, and Triumph Motorcycles–just to name a few.

This was Nick’s first pair of Tellason jeans and he has since gone on to purchase 3 more. Worn almost every day for 5 years, these jeans are a true example of how awesome fading can be. While not the most contrasty or destroyed pair of denim, the integrity of the jeans is upheld. Beautiful whiskering and subtle honeycombs are accented by the almost completely white belt loops and patina’d leather patch.

Five years and just one crotch repair later, these jeans have easily proven their worth. Keep up with Nick and his design work on Instagram.


  • Name: Tellason Ankara
  • Fabric: 100% cotton sanforized cotton Cone Mills White Oak selvedge denim
  • Fit: Straight
  • Unique Features:
    • Partially lined back pockets
    • Leather Patch from Tanner Goods
    • Made in San Francisco, USA
  • Available for $220 at Tellason

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