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
    Great Jeans, Great Service

    Posted by Eric on 22nd Sep 2021

    5’11” 165 size 32 Elgin’s were the perfect fit. For the heavyweight one would expect them to not be all that comfy, but they were. These jeans are gonna get better and better. I would love a pair of these is multiple dyes. Also maybe a heavy weight canvas as well. The cut is perfect.

  • 5
    The denim

    Posted by Pave2112 on 15th May 2021

    It was so weird to put on a pair of raw denim and feel zero discomfort. This pair fit so great...and also looked so good. Looking forward to working them out...wearing them out...and buying more. Service was great of course. These are very much a standard jean like a classic Levi's. Love them!

  • 5
    Elgin heavy

    Posted by Nicholas Densley on 3rd Nov 2020

    These are great! I had some LadGroves and loved the taper, build quality and denim but I needed something with a higher rise. After a few emails with the Tellason team, Tony directed me to these. I measure 34" at the waist and the size 33 is perfection. This are stiff on the outside and soft on the inside and are the best jeans Ive ever bought.

  • 5
    Everything I hope for

    Posted by Jared on 18th Oct 2020

    I joined the 2nd year of the Indigo Invitational (2020) and had planned on using a pair of APC (about 13oz). Once Tellason released this pair in 16.5oz, I abandoned the APCs because this cut fits higher and tapers nicely. Guys with thick thighs and booties will appreciate the fit. I’m going to be wearing these in everything I do, hoping to cross the finish line, in Sept 2021, with some amazing fades. Follow my Instagram for the progress, @dryrungoods.

  • 5

    Posted by Mark on 10th Aug 2020

    Tony was super helpful answering questions and helping me out. The Elgin fit is perfect. The denim weight and construction are exactly what I wanted.

  • 5
    Elgin 16.5

    Posted by Matt on 19th Jul 2020

    Love! I bought these to replace my 5 year old pair of Elgins, which I’m finally retiring. Really liking the new denim. I’m a tall guy and this cut fits perfect.

  • 5
    Elgin 16.5

    Posted by Shaggy on 13th Jul 2020

    Was hankering a fit with a little less leg volume than the Sheffield but with a little more room in the crotch than the Ladbroke- boom. The Elgin is great. (6-3, 230, typically wear 38). My 5th pair of Tellasons.

  • 5
    Elgin 16.5

    Posted by Michael Munro on 19th May 2020

    Fantastic feel and finish. Fantastic fit. I’m definitely sold on this brand.

  • 5
    Great with a blazer for a business meeting or dinner

    Posted by Trevor Adey on 7th May 2020

    These are top shelf for the new non-suit work week. Top marks to the team.