** 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 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.
Can these jeans make you even more beautiful…yes they can…xxx
JGM heavyweight and Ladbroke Grove Heavyweight were in a stiff competition for my love. The Blubaugh just might have nudged them both aside.
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.
Alliteration aside, the Blubaugh’s are hands down the most perfect pair of jeans. I just recently acquired my second pair in indigo, after having picked up a pair of black earlier this year. The rise is tall, without being dorky. The thigh is fitted, without being “skinny”. And the knee through hem is seriously the most perfect proportion, I can’t imagine another pair of jeans not hanging like these do. I love the Blubaugh’s enough that I asked Tony if I could shell it out for a custom pair in International Orange (one can only dream), because, hot damn, I will wear these jeans all day every day from here on out.
Great jeans, unfortunately I ordered a 34 which were way too big. Waist measured more like a 35-36 (double the measurement across waist). I’ll be looking at getting a 32 when available. Tony has been helpful with communicatons. Thanks Tony, great products, great denim.
I've been following the exploits of Todd Blubaugh for a while, it's actually how I discovered Tellason. As a motorcyclist myself I was interested in Todd's design. It's early days, but I love the fit so far. I contacted Tellason about the fit and they were spot on with their recommendation. I confess I went one size under and got away with it, but the recommended size would have been better (In my head I'm always going to shed some weight). I really like the mid-rise cut which keeps the chill from your back when you are on the bike. I have a pair of Ankara which I also like, although I think the cut of the Blubaugh is the one for me (going to buy another pair). Other than that, the quality and service from Tellason is excellent and the speed of shipping to Australia is incredible.