The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans- 16.5 oz.

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** All Blubaugh jeans sold are raw, unwashed and unworn. **  Todd Blubaugh has been a close friend of ours for seven years.  He lives an extraordinary life and has a clear vision about the gear that helps him on his journey.  We let Todd create this new jean from top to bottom.  Our sanforized 16.5 oz.proprietary Kaihara denim is our toughest so it was an automatic choice for us to use for The Blubaugh jean.  It has a mid-rise slim straight fit. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif. USA.  Check out Todd's book.  


A note from Tony & Pete

Occasionally, you meet the following types of people:

Candlestick Maker
Stunt Flyer

Our friend Todd Blubaugh checks a few of these boxes. The friendship began with Tony flying up to Seattle (year two for us) to do a promotion at Blackbird (RIP). They were one of the first five shops we sold to when we started. Tony ran a contest and was going to give a free pair for the person who brought in their most hammered pair of Tellason jeans. Todd arrived early and the contest was over. His pair was still one of the best old jeans we have seen. From there, our friendship grew.

Christmas 2014, Todd was passing through on his bike. We were neck deep in turkey etc... and an hour later, we hear the thump of his motor working its way up the hill. Once inside, Todd took over one of the four burners at the stove to melt down some bees wax to re-wax his jacket for the next day's wet ride north. Now, remember this is Christmas dinner here and burners are a hot commodity. My wife somehow reworked the timing of the whole dinner since that bees wax took about an hour to melt down. My youngest was fascinated with Todd's old world efforts and dinner came out just fine...

Back to jeans- we were ready for a new fit so we passed Todd the baton and gave him 100% freedom to create a jean based on exactly what his life on a bike is all about. The mid-rise keeps the draft down the bunz in check and the slightly slimmer straight leg is neither tight nor loose which allows for a little mobility without the leg panels flapping in the wind at +60 m.p.h. The leg opening derived from what Todd believes to be the perfect circumference around his Red Wing Engineer boot.

This is only available in our 16.5 oz orange line selvedge to keep things on the heavy side for Todd's rigorous life.

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5
    I love these jeans(is that crazy? Who cares?)

    Posted by Kevin Mitchell on 27th Sep 2022

    I'm a strange sized man. I'm 6'4" and I weigh about 215lbs. I normally have to choose between 34" and 36" waist. I own a pair of Tellason Ankara Straight legs in size 35". Perfect right? Yes, they are just about perfect. As I have worn and broken them in the jeans have loosened up a bit. That's cool. They are straight kinda loose fitting jeans. That's how I wanted them to fit. When I ordered the Blubaugh I decided to order the 34" waist. I wanted them to fit a bit more snug than my Ankara. I figured they will loosen up perfectly with wear. I don't want to put them in the washing machine either. Anyway, when I first put on the 34" Blubaugh I kinda panicked. They were tight. I took a deep breath and remembered how thick the denim is and how they need to break in. I wore them for a few hours and could already feel them breaking in and fitting better. They are no where near broken all the way in regardless I think these will be a perfect size for me . I'm very happy with the cut. They are slim but not skinny. They work well with my long legs. They fit over shoes and boots nicely. They are beautifully made as always. I love them. It is so nice to own a real piece of clothing instead of buying more mass produced, and often unethically, made garments. I'm starting to understand it all. I want to own fewer clothing items that are better made. Tellason nails everything. Thank you very much.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeremy on 15th Mar 2022

    Beautiful jeans! They are perfectly crated. Customer service was first class. I unfortunately purchased the incorrect size and had to reluctantly return. My first time purchasing clothing of this caliber and as I’ve found out sizing is not the same as mass produced off the shelf items. Tony was amazing to communicate with. Will be buying again. Jeans were a work of art.

  • 5
    My review

    Posted by Michael Ramos on 22nd Jan 2022

    Great jeans will buy some more soon black and another navy pair

  • 5
    The Blubaugh- Mid Rise Slim Straight

    Posted by Bruce on 3rd Jan 2022

    Great heavy weight jeans. These are a really well made, heavyweight, mid-rise jean. They really do stretch out in the waist and seat every time you wear them. My pair shrank about an inch plus in the length. Customer service is great. I'm a true 35-36 waist and the 36 worked well. Be prepared for some "break-in time" and you'll have a great pair of jeans in the end.

  • 5
    Rock solid denims

    Posted by Jeff drooger on 31st Dec 2021

    My fourth purchase from Tellason and I am 100 percent happy with all. These Blubaugh jeans were my “upgrade” from a Tellason stock pair I got recently and they are amazing. Yeah, when you put them on the first time you may think your legs won’t be able to break these in!! But I can tell they are going to be amazing. They are pretty heavy denim. Not the heaviest but tough, dark and solid. Leg opening is perfect for all boots and not tight on the calves. The rise is a bit higher than “mid rise” I think. But feels good once you get em rollin. Ask Tellason guys a question. They answer most (all?) themselves. And try to find them on a podcast somewhere. Smart, likable guys that totally get their customer and their business. Thanks for being out there.

  • 5
    Best jeans I own

    Posted by Scot M on 27th Dec 2021

    Very happy with my purchase. Extremely high quality and by far the best jeans in my closet. The denim chosen for these jeans is solid and very comfortable. I like the 16.5 oz weight a lot and the fit is great for me - purchased size 34 and I am 6’2 195. The stitching is amazing and attention to detail, from the pockets to the Tanner leather patch, is incredible. I am so happy this company exists. Thank you for making such a high quality product.

  • 5
    Great pair of denim

    Posted by Ethan on 23rd Nov 2021

    This is an exceptional pair of denim. The fit is spot on — slim where it should be, yet not skinny, with a leg opening that works perfectly with boots and looks nice 'n' clean cuffed over a pair of Chucks. The 16.5 oz denim takes a little time to soften. But hang in there: it'll break in perfectly and fit like a glove within a few days. As is always the case with Tellason, the customer service can't be beat. And while I can't comment on how well they work while wrenching on motorbikes, they are prefect for standing in the garage scratching your head and wondering why yours won't start.

  • 5
    Superb jeans

    Posted by Mike on 17th Nov 2021

    Look and construction are top notch, feels like someone took their time with em. This particular style worked perfect for me, recommend following the sizing advice and actually measure your favorite jeans to get the best fit. Costumer service is friendly and excellent, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. These guys have earned a steady customer.

  • 5
    Blubaugh jeans

    Posted by Steve on 5th Nov 2021

    My first Tellason purchase - won't be the last. Blubaugh jeans are a great product. 16.5 oz denim is substantial but comfortable, not stiff, heavy or hot. Should last a long time. Best feature that you don't mention: two belt loops in the back, rather than one (at least on 38"). Stops belt from riding up over pants if you bend over - reason enough to choose these over any number of other jeans with just 5 belt loops.