Elgin - Mid Rise Slim Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 14.75 oz.

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Mid rise slim tapered fit. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese red line raw selvage denim (sanforized). Button fly. Extra heavy pocket bags. Bottom of back pockets lined for durability. Leather patch by Tanner Goods, Portland, OR. Graduated inseams from 34.75" to 36". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans. Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA


Meet our Elgin 14.75 oz. mid-rise slim tapered jean. This fit was developed after listening to some informed and opinionated customers who dug our Ladbroke Grove low(er) rise tapered jean. Their request was simple and single minded - make the Ladbroke Grove longer in the rise.

One meeting with our pattern maker, Pam, and bippity boppity boop - the Elgin was born. Our factory whipped up a prototype and it was perfect. Nothing at all to change here. We jumped into production and carried on with our day. Nice when things go easy on you once in a while...

If you have our Ladbroke Grove, know this - the Elgin has a rise that is 1.5" longer and the rest of the dimensions are exactly the same and our 14.75 oz. fabric (like our 12.5 oz. and 16.5 oz. fabrics) are proprietary from Kiahara since 2019. This is something we are extremely proud of and understand that it takes many hands and a common goal to create something special.

Thanks for reading and cheers to you for keeping this little denim engine cooking!

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5
    Elgin 14.75

    Posted by Craig on 17th Apr 2023

    Wore a pair of the 16oz for almost 2 years - ended up being the jeans I wore most. Very well-built and perfect for the "lifter's thighs" type person. These lighters one fit right away and can't wait to break them on. Excellent jeans all around.

  • 5
    Jeans 16oz

    Posted by Karachi Turner on 18th Mar 2023

    Great fit all around

  • 5
    After Several months of wear-review

    Posted by Andrew Anastassiou on 27th Nov 2022

    These get better and better. They soften dramatically over the first 15-20 wears. Do yourself a favor and only infrequently wash in cold water and hang dry. They loosen up a bit in the waist, so you want them fairly snug right out of the box. Amazing. The thing that I love is that they don’t sag. They do t just get looser and looser with repeated wears. They do that initial loosening over the first 2-3 wears….and then that’s pretty much it. Very comfortable, they look great too, nice creases and subtle vertical fading within a week or so. Don’t expect immediate high contrast fades, these ain’t that. But they are a perfect fit for me, mid high rise, perfectly slim without being remotely skinny. Fabric is the best, and so is the customer service. 10/10.

  • 5
    Elgin 14.75 - already want another pair!

    Posted by Declan on 9th Nov 2022

    Great quality. Exactly what I wanted from a pair of jeans. Loved the personal note - they do indeed fit my tall frame!! Will definitely be a return customer.

  • 5
    They're like a new pair of underwear...

    Posted by Jake on 5th Nov 2022

    At first they're constrictive, but after a while they become a part of you. I gotta go.

  • 4

    Posted by KURT KUEFFNER on 5th Nov 2022

    Mid rise seems like a high rise to me.

  • 5

    Posted by Andrew on 24th Jun 2022

    Stiff to begin with, these really soften up and develop nice character quickly. Very comfortable and after they gently loosen up, they don’t get all saggy during the day. The shape holds well, wear after wear. Very dark indigo with a nice higher mid rise. My 29s fit perfectly and are 30.5 actual waist. Exceptional customer service. I have 2 of the lightweight Elgins, 2 of the mid weights, and I’m going to buy the heavyweight when the 29 is in stock. I can wear jeans to work, and yeah it’s nothing but Elgins. Just relentless Elgins. The best cut, the best denim.

  • 5
    Elgin 14,75 mid rise

    Posted by Josef on 17th Jun 2022

    Perfect fit, great material and fast delivery to Germany- Thanks a lot, Guys!

  • 5

    Posted by Andrew on 1st Jun 2022

    These are really excellent quality. The fit is comfortably snug, with a nice higher rise. They are pretty crispy and coarse right out of the box, but it’s amazing what a single cold rinse, hang dry, and a few hours of wear can do. They soften up, little by little, with immediate fear of knee honeycombs. Beautiful Kaihara denim, and made in San Fran, which warms my heart. I love em. I actually bought two pairs of the 12.5 and two of the 14.75 in the Elgin, because I loved the cut so,much. The lighter ones have a slightly grayish, beautiful tint to them, so not dark blue. The 14.75s are more blue, and a bit darker. I would advise ordering one size down from your normal waist size. I usually go 30, but the 29s are perfect, and they gently give up to an inch in the waist with wear. Gorgeous denim, love em.