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

    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.

  • 5
    ELGIN: 12.5 oz and 14.75 oz

    Posted by Todd Mullis on 18th May 2022

    I bought a pair of the Elgin 12.5 oz from a shop (Tabor) that said these jeans were awesome. They were my second pair of raw denim and they quickly became a game changer for me. The mid-rise fit is fantastic and really sets them apart from other jeans I have tried. Also, the Tellason brand really comes through in these jeans. The integrity of the stitching and overall design makes it evident that a lot of care went into creating these jeans. The 12.5s are denim from White Oak and have aged really well (nice fades, awesome color, very comfortable, etc). I bought a pair of Elgin 14.75 oz about a month ago and they are also awesome. Same integrity, same fit and the denim (from Kaihara) has a great color. They were comfortable from the start and are getting better after each wear. Love these jeans. I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I already tell my friends all about these jeans so I figured I’d put it on the Internet too….

  • 5
    THE Best

    Posted by ERG on 20th Apr 2022

    Have been buying Tellason jeans for 15 years, exclusively, best fit/quality… and made in USA. The BEST.

  • 5
    I’ve found my fit!

    Posted by Samuel Rao on 18th Apr 2022

    The quality of these jeans is second to none! I like the mid rise fit!

  • 5
    Elgin 14.75

    Posted by Russ on 14th Apr 2022

    I really like the quality and look of these jeans. Initially I thought I’d get them hemmed by the service provided by Tellason, but I decided I like the rolled up look. They look great with my Red Wings.

  • 5
    never knew I was "slim" before now

    Posted by David Raskin on 9th Apr 2022

    54, 190, 5'10. I was a boy up when TuffSkins came in slim and husky, and I wasn't either. But these "slims" fit like my 501s except they make me look thinner -- tailored legs taper toward the ankle. Stylish with a sports coat, and comfortable for all day, except maybe not for a day of walking around -- then I'd want more room in the legs. Mid rise means no plumber butt. These feel "dress up" and stylish, and are world's above my 501s in terms of their feel on my body.

  • 4

    Posted by Ben on 6th Apr 2022

    I feel the 34inch feels bigger than my usual 34s I hope it doesn’t get much looser as I wear them in. But then again maybe I’ve dropped a bit of weight! Otherwise the quality is excellent, hard to find good denim in Australia. Thanks.