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
    No, really. These are perfect.

    Posted by Michael Santi on 20th Oct 2021

    Fabric, details, cut… all perfect. Company is a pleasure to deal with. Keep it up. You have a customer for life here.

  • 5
    The Blubaughs

    Posted by Quinn Radford on 18th Oct 2021

    Quality rugged jeans. Thoughtful and pragmatic details. Nicely cut which facilitates ease of movement like crouching and climbing over thing's without restriction.

  • 5

    Posted by Ian Goodwin on 18th Oct 2021

    Awesome product , great service can’t fault it !! And I live in the uk !!

  • 5

    Posted by Noah Hoppes on 17th Oct 2021

    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!

  • 5
    Perfect fit

    Posted by Philippe BLOT on 16th Oct 2021

    Solid construction, perfect fit, great work as usual with Tellason

  • 5
    Second Helping

    Posted by Matt on 16th Oct 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Blubaugh 16.5oz

    Posted by Sir Jonathan Griffith on 16th Oct 2021

    Can these jeans make you even more beautiful…yes they can…xxx

  • 5
    The Blubaugh

    Posted by Channing Gibson on 16th Oct 2021

    JGM heavyweight and Ladbroke Grove Heavyweight were in a stiff competition for my love. The Blubaugh just might have nudged them both aside.

  • 5
    Blubaugh 16.5oz

    Posted by Bryan on 6th Oct 2021

    I can't stress enough how happy I am with these jeans. Over the years I've gone through all types of denim brands, cuts, weights, and I can say without a doubt, that Tellason makes my favorite jeans. Hands down. I've been wearing my new pair of Blubaugh for a few days, and the cut is great. Slim, but not skinny, or tight, with a leg opening wide enough for engineer boots. Haven't broken these in yet, but I do have a pair of Tellaon's Sheffield I've been wearing for a few years in the same weight and same 16.5 Kaihara denim, so I already have a sense of how these will fade and soften up with wear and wash. Also, have to say that the guys at Tellason are super helpful and definitely make the process of buying jeans online easy with their sizing tips and no hassle return policy.