** 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.
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.
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.
Got em in the mail today, was real nervous about the fit as there is no real size chart. I wear a normal 36 went with a 35 fit perfect. Waist measured flat out of the bag, 18.5
Fabric, details, cut… all perfect. Company is a pleasure to deal with. Keep it up. You have a customer for life here.
Quality rugged jeans. Thoughtful and pragmatic details. Nicely cut which facilitates ease of movement like crouching and climbing over thing's without restriction.
Awesome product , great service can’t fault it !! And I live in the uk !!
I love products that show the craftsmanship that go into them. These jeans are quality through and through. I own three pair of Tellasons. My favorite jeans ever!
Solid construction, perfect fit, great work as usual with Tellason
This is my second pair of the Blubaugh. I’m wearing the first pair now, with some light wear from sliding down part of a mountain on my ass, lighting the left leg on fire, and sawing a hole through the right knee. Still going strong, so might as well grab another pair.