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Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Recycled Wool Clampdown Shirt


When the chance to produce a recycled wool version of our  Clampdown shirtwith Faribault Woolen Mill Co. presented itself, we jumped at the chance. The wool used for the shirt is the same Faribault uses to make their Utility blankets (75% recycled wool with a touch of poly-nylon for durability). This wool is their most environmentally sustainable blanket, made from a combination of leftover virgin wool fiber and sewing scraps spun into recycled yarn. The unique look comes from all the different colored fibers. During over dye, the 25% polyester resists the dye, creating the distinctive specs and adding brightness to the fabric.

The shirt has denim accents using the same Japanese 7.5 oz. denim make our  Topper shirt with and has dyed to match corozo buttons. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, California, this shirt is a true American classic.


More about  Faribault Woolen Mill Co.: Faribault Woolen Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. Fifth generation craftspeople take raw wool and create blankets, throws, scarves and accessories of remarkable comfort and quality. Irreplaceable century-old machinery stands side by side with modern technology in our "new" mill, which was built in 1892. Founded on the banks of the Cannon River in Faribault, MN, the Faribault Woolen Mill is a living testament to American craftsmanship. Founded in 1865, the year Lincoln died and the Civil War ended, Faribault woolens are renowned for their comfort and quality. From providing woolen blankets for pioneers heading west to comforting our troops through two world wars, our woolens are woven into American history.

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Our New 60/40 Coach's Jackets

As the crow flies it is about twelve miles from our studio in Sausalito to Berkeley, California. Across San Francisco Bay, in 1965, Bob Swanson and George Marks founded the outdoor products company Sierra Designs. The company developed the 60/40 Mountain Parka, the most iconic of outdoor jackets. A great history of the 60/40 Parka is here, [...]

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A conversation about all things denim

Tony Patella and Pete Searson are serious about denim. They're also artisans, storytellers and guardians of an American tradition quickly fading into folklore. We discuss the closure of the Cone Mills, White Oak plant and it's fall out. As well, we discuss Tellason's authentic approach as a brand to earn one customer at a [...]

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Our Thoughts on the Closure of Cone Mills White Oak

When our friend and manager of the Cone Mills office in San Francisco called on the morning of October 18 and asked us if we were sitting down, we knew what he was going to say. The big surprise came a few months ago when we learned that we were the fourth largest customer [...]

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New 100% Italian Wool Sweaters

Growing up in the 70's and 80's, we managed to steer our style away from bell bottoms, parachute pants and half shirts and locked in to some very traditional stuff. Our jackets were light weight if we had one at all and most cold mornings meant throwing on a wool sweater, paired up with [...]

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Announcing Tellason Stock

www.tellasonstock.comNow that we are entering our 9th year making blue jeans for men who appreciate the honest qualities of Tellason jeans, we are pleased to announce our newest project, Tellason Stock. Our time and energy over the years has helped shape who we are as denim makers. Many of our customers love the "made [...]

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Elgin Mid Rise Slim Tapered Raw Denim Jeans

It pays to listen. When we started Tellason, we listened to our hearts and our minds when we made the decision to source all of our denim from Cone Mills’ historic White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina and to cut and sew our jeans in San Francisco, California. Six years later and [...]

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New Product Launch: Rough Out Leather Jacket

We are lucky enough to work with some of the most important shops and distributors around the world. Each of them come to this business of ours with certain interests, experiences and a passion for great men's clothing. One of our early partners in crime is our distributor from Germany. He has [...]

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A Beginner's Guide To Raw Denim

WHAT IS RAW DENIM? Raw denim is denim in its purest form. Also known as “dry denim”, raw denim remains untouched after the dyeing and/or sanforization process and is not washed or chemically treated. Not only does raw denim last longer, it is more eco and labor friendly due to the lack of chemicals and water [...]

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The Tellason Holiday Packages

By most accounts, 2015 has been a good year for most people - unless you play or manage the Los Angeles Dodgers organization (sorry citizens of L.A., but our rivalry is just too good not to say something here about it).  So to keep the positive minerals flowing, we have put together various holiday packages [...]

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