Gustave - Slim Tapered + Selvedge Jeans - 14.75 oz.

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Slim tapered +. Compared to our Ladbroke Grove slim tapered fit, the Gustave has a slightly longer front rise and a slightly lower back rise, and the leg is slimmer from the thigh down. 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 32.75" to 35". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans. Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA.


A note from Tony & Pete

This fit came to us in 2012 from our friend, confidant, and master of everything counterculture, Mr. Brian Awitan. Brian was instrumental to Tellason back in the early days, laying out our story to influential people (real influencers before today's "influencers" started calling themselves "influencers").  It was all packed with organic feel good stuff since he had nothing to gain other than seeing his friends get an opportunity to start a denim business the right way.

I suppose our payback was to create a fit that Brian wanted to wear.  He sent us an old pair of jeans 4 sizes too large for him that had been heavily manipulated by his local tailor.  The idea was straight forward- take a medium rise, medium fitting leg and taper the hell out of it.  Hold it up and it has a bit of a carrot feel to it.  Put it on and you will get the true tapered leg you may be looking for, without it being too tight in the thigh.

Looking back, we should have called this the Awitan, but at the time, Brian was out there working for another denim company that may have had a problem with him working with a competitor.  So, Gustave it is.  A strong name which happens to be the middle name of the bass player of a little rock and roll band called, you guessed it, The Clash

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


Body Type:
Medium, Thin
Denim Weight:
Leg Opening:
Slim Tapered


  • 5
    The Greatest

    Posted by Corbin on 20th Jul 2023

    The Gustave are the most perfectly crafted, fitting denim for me. They are consistently my favorite pair of pants I have ever worn. These will be my fourth pair in 8 years.

  • 5
    Outstanding Construction, Great Service

    Posted by Joe Bruha on 8th Nov 2022

    This was my first pair of Tellason jeans and I'm very happy with the quality and the fit. The guys were very helpful in advising me on the product fit and what to expect in terms of shrinkage. The free custom hemming they offer was fast and efficient.

  • 5
    Quality Jeans

    Posted by Rick Hooper on 8th Oct 2022

    Great jeans, I love the slim fit, Tellason jeans are the best.

  • 5
    Gustave Jean

    Posted by Itsvan J Paruta on 23rd Sep 2022

    Wow. The quality is superb. I'm thrilled because after doing my research and reading all the reviews, these are the best jeans ever bought. The calves section is tight, but I work them out often, and can't wait for them to break in. Customer Service is spectacular. I contacted them many times and always responded very quickly and nicely. Proud thats are manufactured here in CA, USA.

  • 5
    Jeans Gustave

    Posted by Nicolas Albus on 22nd Sep 2021

    C'est mon troisième Gustave et certainement pas le dernier ! La coupe est parfaite, la qualité top, et plus ils vieillissent plus ils sont beaux.

  • 5
    Good service, great product

    Posted by Ross Guthrie on 24th Aug 2021

    I was shopping jeans for WAY too long. I had found a (different)brand that fit but both the fit and quality were inconsistent between colorways. I shopped for raw denim reading reviews and feedback from the community, discovered tellason, shopped for another few weeks. Then asked about sizing, the response was quick. Bought the gustaves in 35(6’1” 210lbs). Fit great after 3 1 inch cuffs and a soak. The calves are VERY fitted but I have about a half inch of play. Can’t wait for them to break in. Will buy the Elgins next to mix up fits.

  • 5
    Continues to amaze me

    Posted by Matt Lyngard on 11th Mar 2021

    Tellason made the prefect decision by going with the legendary Kaihara Mills fir their denim. Kaihara’s expertise and variety always continues to amaze me, especially when sewn into an amazing pair of jeans like these. I bought the Gustave 12.5oz and was so happy to be back with Tellason. I liked them enough to get the 14.75oz also. Between the two this will cover cold and warm seasons. The 14.75oz denim is a more saturated indigo- almost black, while the 12.5oz has a greyer, silvery sheen to it. Both are beautiful and both exhibit different characteristics of high promise great fades. I’m a denimhead, but to be honest I haven’t gotten this psyched to break in new pairs like these in a long while. Way to go, Tellason. Oh, and faultless customer service from Pete as always.

  • 5
    Tellason Gustave Jeans

    Posted by Sherman on 28th Dec 2020

    I think these are my new favorite jeans. They are well made and the fit is very nice. I usually fit a size 29 but I purchased a 29 and a 30 to find my fit with Tellason. I ended up with the 30 as I could not fit their 29s. First thing I did was soak the jeans in warm water in the shower and let it for form to me. Since they are unsanforized, it shrunk just enough for it to become a perfect fit on me. I can tell these will be my go to jeans from now on.

  • 5

    Posted by James on 19th Sep 2020

    Extremely happy with these jeans. They are the perfect fit, length and weight. Tony and Pete are fantastic and it is a pleasure to support them and their amazing product.