** 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:
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.
I wear these everyday. Need another pair so I can wear them at work and for dates with the ol’ lady Hahahaha. I’ll never wear another brand! Not to mention they’re made in the USA! Support American workers!
Just a perfect fit and denim weight. Well done, mister Blubaugh!
Perfect jeans , nice and thick,16.5 oz,nice straight cut !
Its going to take time to tame it, that's also why i bought it !
I'm 5'7 weigh 135. I purchased the jeans in a size 29 waist, they were too tight around the thighs, and crouch, waist fit snug but not tight, I exchanged them for a size 31, the 31s fit around the thighs and glutes just fine but the waist was to loose and scrunched up with a belt. I ended up keeping them anyway and gave them away, I didn't need the the hassle of returning them.
The Blubaugh is the best jeans I ever had and can imagine. I have 33/32 and it fits perfect to me. Style and color are great, manufacterd in the best way. I will order another 3 to be sure to have it for a long long time.