Elgin - Mid Rise Slim Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 oz.

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Mid rise slim tapered fit. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese orange 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


A note from Tony & Pete

Like any small company, we started with one fit, then two, then three.  For a few years now, we have had a full deck with seven fits- most of them derivatives of something we had already made.  The Elgin is of our slim tapered Ladbroke Grove fit throughout the leg but we lengthened the rise about 1.5 inches.  If you have worn our Ladbroke Grove, this will feel exactly the same but will sit a bit higher at the waist.

We would love to claim all the design inspiration for everything we make but the Elgin was most definitely put into motion by the extremely stylish, Mr. Steve Kang, owner of BlackBlue in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He had been selling our jeans for a while but leaned on us to take our best seller, the Ladbroke Grove, and give it a higher rise.  It was an easy pattern adjustment and our first prototype came out just as we wanted it to be.  If you have any concerns about the old ass crack getting loose, this may be the fit for you.  For me, mid-rise fits are the way to go.  Just wear them a bit low, creating some sag but not too low to show the world your bun hugger de jour.

The name- "The Elgin" was a local bar in Ladbroke Grove (London) where the lads of The Clash used to order an adult beverage or two.  It is still there but it certainly looks 10 X more posh than what was happening in 1977.



  • 5
    Pretty darn good

    Posted by Chris Gockley on 19th Jan 2024

    I’m a dad. I don’t workout enough, not enough cardio. You know - 5’10” and I stopped weighing myself at 210. 35s were perfect, after a bad guess. Comfortable “out of the box.” Pete was also super accommodating and responsive. Gave me a call to ask how my fit could be better on exchange. Couldn’t be happier.

  • 5

    Posted by Jake DeRoche on 28th Nov 2023

    your going to be happy with these guys. Just an all around work of art. Thank you

  • 5
    Elgin 16.5 Heavy

    Posted by Edward Fisher on 20th May 2023

    Incredible quality. Perfect fit.

  • 5
    Slim Taper

    Posted by Ian Furlong on 16th Apr 2023

    I really like Tellason jeans, the fit is well crafted (for me anyway) the stitching is well done, the fabric is really nice but it does take a while to break in, I bought some of these in their 12.5oz denim too and will start them soon when the weather warms up but the color is great. I wear both the regular taper and these slim taper and both fit well. I really like the fact that they make the pockets larger than other jean makers, the pocket fabric is heavy, and reinforced at the bottom. I currently own selvage jeans form 3 makers and to me Tellason are the best of the three.

  • 5
    My first pair

    Posted by Trevor on 5th Apr 2023

    Finally pulled the trigger on a pair of jeans and I am not disappointed. Glad I went with the Elgin -- there's plenty of room in these to feel comfortable, but the cut is also stylish. The tapered legs are perfect. Been wearing them for about a week now and they are starting to soften up. I'm hooked!

  • 5
    Elgin 16.5 oz

    Posted by Rob Taylor on 17th Mar 2023

    My first Tellason jeans purchase were the Ladbroke Grove in 14.75 oz, which I love. The Elgin is the same fit except about 1.5" longer in the top block which is really useful for added roominess and bike errands. Love the fit and the heavier 16.5 weight.

  • 5
    Amazing product, amazing customer service

    Posted by Chris on 5th Aug 2022

    I just got these today and the attention to detail and quality of the denim is amazing! The fit is just how I like my jeans- fitted, but still room to breath. I initially ordered the wrong size, but, after speaking with Pete, I was able to get the right size shipped in no time. Amazing product, amazing customer service. I won’t go anywhere else for denim and neither should you.

  • 5
    Top notch

    Posted by Joseph Sassone on 22nd Jul 2022

    Been a fan of the John Graham Mellor cut for a dozen years but I gotta say that the Elgin is edging it out recently. The slightly higher rise and taper makes this a knock-out. As usual, Tellason's quality and attention to detail is unmatchable. The 16.5 oz denim breaks in quickly and feels great. I own this cut in black selvedge as well and absolutely love it. Bravo Tony & Pete.

  • 5
    The best made in USA denim

    Posted by TAKUYA on 18th Jun 2022

    Great US denim pants. Thanks TELLASON.