TELLASON IN THE NEWS


HEDDELS

TELLASON MADE IN ITALY FULL GRAIN ROUGH OUT LEATHER "JEAN" JACKET

HEDDELS | NOVEMBER 2016

"Tellason, one of San Fransisco's most noted denim makers, may just have changed the trucker jacket game, or at least made it rougher."  Read More >>




CLOBBERCALM

@TELLASON ANSWERS THE 10@10

CLOBBERCALM | SEPTEMBER 2016

"Welcome to the first edition of our new 'THE BRANDS BEHIND THE MENSWEAR' 10@10 series that will be pinging your way each and every Monday from now until…well, I'm not sure but a long time I hope!"  Read More >>




LIFE TIME GEAR

TELLASON | NEW FATIGUE PANT MADE OF 7.5 OZ BRITISH KHAKI TWILL FROM JAPAN

LIFE TIME GEAR | SEPTEMBER 2016

"In February 2016 I wrote a blog post about 2 TELLASON Fatigue pants made of 8.5 oz cotton sateen in Olive Green and Khaki. These 2 pants where my constant companions this summer. The guys @ TELLASON now did a third Fatigue Pant, which is even smoother than the first I got. "  Read More >>




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TELLASON NEWS | THE CLAMPDOWN SHIRT "SALT & PEPPER" SELVEDGE + THE BANDANA 3 PACK

LIFE TIME GEAR | SEPTEMBER 2016

"The guys from TELLASON Pete and Tony – the makers of the one and only denim I wear since 4 years: GUSTAVE 14.75 oz. Sometimes I think that this thing was just made for me ;-) – did a new Shirt, which also could be an absolute favorite of my Life Time Gear collection."  Read More >>




DENIMHUNTERS

THE ART OF SELLING (PERFECT) JEANS

DENIMHUNTERS | SEPTEMBER 2016

"If you’re in men’s fashion retail, you know that some garments practically sell themselves. Sometimes, big sellers are the hippest colour of the season. Sometimes a garment or an accessory has been endorsed by a celebrity or a trendsetter."  Read More >>




HEDDELS

TELLASON 13.5OZ. JAPANESE BLACK SELVEDGE DENIM COVERALL JACKET

HEDDELS | JULY 2016

"One can never have enough pockets, what with your phone and your headphones and your wallet and your pens and pencils and notebooks and your fade diary. "  Read More >>




HEDDELS

BLUE BLOODED: DENIM HUNTERS AND JEANS CULTURE BOOK

HEDDELS | MAY 2016

"Thomas Stege Bojer, who you may know as the longtime editor of Denimhunters, has just released a book – yes, a real, tangible book. Bojer has spent more than ten years talking about, wearing, and learning the ins and outs of denim, and his relationships and research have paid off."  Read More >>




HEDDELS

FADE OF THE DAY – TELLASON ELGIN 14.5OZ. (18 MONTHS, 1 WASH, 1 SOAK)

HEDDELS | MARCH 2016

"This pair is brought to us by Luke Pownall from Australia. Safe to say he put these Tellason jeans to the test. Camping in Iceland, hiking in Norway, and riding bikes in Denmark makes this pair a walking journal of Luke’s experiences."  Read More >>




HEDDELS

FADE FRIDAY – TELLASON ANKARA 16.5 OZ. (5 YEARS, 3 MONTHS, 3 WASHES, 1 SOAK)

HEDDELS | FEBRUARY 2016

"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."  Read More >>




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TELLASON: THOUGHTFUL SOURCING

DUTIL DENIM | NOVEMBER 2015

"When considering the act of thoughtful sourcing, Tellason is a wonderful example of a denim brand that has made a claim to their ethics from the beginning, and never faltered."  Read More >>




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TELLASON DENIM - FEATURED PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

URBAN BEARDSMAN | OCTOBER 2015

"We value things that are built to last, especially when they are built in America. Tellason denim answers the call with its remarkable line of raw selvedge denim from the land where it was invented, San Francisco."  Read More >>




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IN SEARCH OF DAD JEANS – TELLASON JOHN GRAHAM MELLOR REVIEW

RAWR DENIM | SEPTEMBER 2015

"We sat down with Patella to talk about his brand, the greatness of San Francisco, and what you should look for when buying a pair of quality jeans."  Read More >>




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How to Buy Quality Jeans: A Talk With Tony Patella of Tellason

COOL MATERIAL | SEPTEMBER 2015

"we brought in a real dad, who really had never been exposed to the glories of raw denim, and gave him a pair of Tellason’s slimmer fit John Graham Mellor (he’s still a couple years shy of 40) and asked him to tell us about his experiences"  Read More >>




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50 BEST MADE-IN AMERICA BRANDS

GEAR PATROL | JULY 2015

"Tellason prides itself on producing some of the finest selvedge denim to ever come out of denim’s American home, San Francisco. Every detail is scrutinized, and the pocketing, threads, buttons, rivets and leather patches adorning each of their six styles are all born in the USA."  Read More >>




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MADE IN USA WEEK VOL. 2 - TELLASON & ROGUE TERRITORY

RHYS BUFFORD | JUNE 2015

"Founders Tony Patella and Pete Searson (Tellason is a portmanteau of the ends of their last names) focus on delivering a high-quality product, not distracting you with hand-waving bullshit."  Read More >>




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A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE TELLASON DENIM DICTIONARY

VOUCH MAGAZINE | MAY 2015

"It goes without saying, the better you understand denim, the easier it will be to find the right pair of jeans, as long as its a pair from Tellason. And if you need a few pointers, their Denim Dictionary is exactly the place to start."  Read More >>




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Raw Denim Cooked to Perfection: Tellason Denim

DERKS MENSWEAR | MAY 2015

"The purpose of rips and fades is to look grungy and unique, but if other people have the same ones, it becomes fairly obvious that these are mass marketed, pre-distressed jeans, which basically defeats the core purpose of the look and could threaten your fashionisto street cred. Solution? Tellason Denim"  Read More >>




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MY EXPERIENCE WITH RAW DENIM

STOKEY DAD | APRIL 2015

"Rudie and one of his shop staff Tom patiently helped me find the right pair and size: a pair of 16.5 oz Tellason Gustave jeans. Rudie’s advice was that they had to be tight, uncomfortably tight, ideally the top button shouldn’t quite do up (but in a few weeks it would, he assured me). I was very hesitant, but my wife helped convince me that they looked right. Then Rudie fired up his machine and altered the hems for me on the spot. I’m now a total convert"  Read More >>




DESIGNER HIGHLIGHT: PETE SEARSON AND TONY PATELLA OF TELLASON DENIM

STRIPE DESIGN GROUP | MARCH 2015

"From the jeans that have become a staple in the store, to their incredible shirts and jackets, we can't get enough of the well made classics from the guys at Tellason. Their story and dedication is fascinating so we recently picked their brains a little bit about the who, what, and why behind the brand"  Read More >>




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They might be Giants: A day of eating, shopping and biking in San Francisco

NEW YORK POST | JANUARY 2015

"Prefer retail therapy? The year-old Two Jacks Denim stocks USA-made, premium artisanal jeans from brands like Kansas City’s Baldwin, Arcadia’s Railcar, and S.F.’s Tellason"  Read More >>




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7 DENIM BRANDS THAT ARE BORN IN THE USA

PLAYBOY | DECEMBER 2014

"Started by Tony Patella and Pete Searson (Tellason is a mashup of the ends of each’s last names), the company is committed to its city, vowing to make its jeans “here, and only here, forever.” Tellason sources not only its denim, but its thread, buttons, and rivets from American suppliers"  Read More >>




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Five raw denim brands you should know right now

NYLON | DECEMBER 2014

"A pair of jeans should last a lifetime, according to Patella and Pearson, and their collection is built to span decades"  Read More >>




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Why you should never, ever wash your jeans (unless you really, really have to)

THE GUARDIAN | OCTOBER 2014

"How about these instructions stamped on the inside pocket of a pair from San Francisco enthusiasts Tellason: 'We did not wash these jeans and neither should you. If you must, turn them inside out, wash with very little soap in cold water and hang to dry.' "  Read More >>




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Denim's Raw Recruits

WALL STREET JOURNAL | MAY 2014

"Based in Sausalito, Calif., Tellason prides itself on its location as much as its classic execution. 'If I want prosciutto, I don't want it from Germany,' says co-founder Tony Patella,alluding to the firm's roots in Northern California, the birthplace of the blue jean."  Read More >>




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TELLASON JEANS GO WHITE FOR WINTER

MEN'S JOURNAL | DECEMBER 2013

"The true, deep indigo jeans stand out as the most iconic, but if you've already got a loyal pair of blues in your closet, we recommend the style in raw natural-colored selvage"  Read More >>




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Boot Up at the Wolverine Company Store

GQ | SEPTEMBER 2013

"The Wolverine Company Store opened in the same neighborhood, and if you're not looking for a hardy pair of boots, then you might be persuaded to look at clothes from Tellason Denim, Filson, and Left Field NYC"  Read More >>




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Made in America markets create communities of like-minded consumers

CNN | NOVEMBER 2012

"They're not only entrepreneurs but experts and storytellers who can spin a loooong yarn on the virtues of selvedge denim, waxed cotton and Chromexcel leather. Like Tony Patella, co-founder of Tellason jeans, who explained in an hourlong phone interview why the weave and dye of his denim makes it more expensive per yard compared to denim used for jeans in the mass market"  Read More >>




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Jeaneology: All about denim

CHICAGO TRIBUNE | APRIL 2012

"These days, those rough and rigid artisanal jeans from brands like A.P.C., Tellason and Prps regularly cross paths with soft and stretchy, candy-colored commodity jeans bought at the Gap. That the extremes can lead parallel lives in fashion points to denim's unique universality"  Read More >>




TELLASON JOHN GRAHAM MELLOR RAW DENIM JEANS

POR HOMME | AUGUST 2010

"Raw denims are a dime-a-dozen these days it seems, but we love the Tellason's dedication to detail and the American labor force as well. The raw selvage denim comes from Cone Mills' White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina while Tanner Goods of Portland prove the leather labels"  Read More >>




The Jean Genies

THE BOLD ITALIC | JUNE 2010

"Clothing industry alums and Tellason co-founders Pete Searson and Tony Patella design exactly one type of jean: men's slim straight from unwashed denim. Their own tall frames would likely make any pair of jeans look good, but they say spending three months working with a pattern maker helped create a fit they promise works for nine out of 10 guys in SF"  Read More >>




Designer Profile: Tellason Jeans

REVOLVER | APRIL 2010

"You've launched what we and others might consider a close second to a universal fit for most men. How did you approach the design, patterning and cut? Is there an archival piece that was root of your jean? How did you balance your vision for Tellason with function, form, and history?"  Read More >>




The Interview | Tony Patella of Tellason

A CONTINUOUS LEAN | AUGUST 2009

"Established in 2008 and shipping its first product in 2009, Tellason has already gained a loyal following among some of the best specialty shops in America. The strong stocklist makes sense when you consider the specifics. The first limited run of jeans and made of Cone selvage denim from North Carolina with a leather patch from Portland's Tanner Goods and all sewn in San Francisco with a strong attention to detail and make"  Read More >>