Gustave - Slim Tapered + Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 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 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 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 and Pete...

Our "Gustave" fit was 100% created by our friend, confidant, and captain everything, Mr. Brian Awitan.  He had a pair that he doctored up with the help of a tailor that did not look or fit like anything that we had in our quiver-  an average to low rise, ample thigh room, then a pretty heavy taper from the knee down. I suppose we should have called this the "Awitan" but looking back, he was neck deep with another terrific denim company and the owners may not have been too pleased with our project with Brian.  Life is short.  Work with your friends and make things that matter...

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


  • 5
    Great jeans!

    Posted by Mark Thorpe on 21st Jul 2021

    I am really pleased with my jeans. I bought the 16.5 ounce denim and they are definitely built to last. The taper is steep, which I like. They are slightly lower rise than I have worn in the past, but this doesn't detract. Although stiff (as you would expect), they are surprisingly comfortable to wear. For the moment, I am just wearing them around the house. Will do this for a few weeks before wearing out. I had the hem altered before delivery. Customer service was great and the alterations done quickly. A very happy customer!

  • 5
    Great heavyweight denim

    Posted by Matt Lyngard on 29th Mar 2021

    You just can’t go wrong with Kaihara Mills denim. And Tellason have picked a good one- the denim is subtle, smooth, crisp, and promises great classic fades, especially in a denim world increasingly filled with too much heavy, slubby denim . The Gustave cut is my favorite and I’m looking forward to their evolution. I think the cut will work really well with the 16.5oz denim.

  • 5
    The Very Best in All Ways

    Posted by Colorado on 24th Feb 2021

    The best fitting (true to size) and best looking jeans I've ever owned! Moreover, and dare I say, the BEST customer service I have ever had the pleasure doing business with in my life! I am a life long loyal fan now because of how great Tellason's Customer Service is and how much they care about their customers!

  • 5

    Posted by Tyler Wakefield on 3rd Jan 2021

    A simply perfect pair of denim. Great cut, Great build quality, great materials: great service.

  • 5
    Gustave - Slim Tapered + Selvedge Jeans - 16.5 oz

    Posted by Victor on 20th Sep 2020

    The jeans are perfect for my taste, perfect fit, for my body ... 1.86 and 66 kg size 31, the fabric is really cool, I think they are my favorite jeans, I have not taken them off since I bought them. Thank you for your attention to quality.

  • 5
    My everyday jeans

    Posted by Alex on 20th Dec 2019

    Love these. Been wearing them hard and daily since I got them. Construction projects around the house to in the office, they are great.

  • 5
    great jeans and great service

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Jul 2019

    Best jeans and better service. Worth the money

  • 5
    Heavy enough to stand up on their own

    Posted by Greg Stine on 9th Jan 2018

    I've been searching for a great pair of raw denim for a couple years and have not found anything I've wanted enough to deal with the break in. Tellason's are just different. The company is fucking rad, customer service is top notch, and their products just scream quality. These pants definitely take some patience, as it took me nearly 2 weeks of daily wear, but they are now becoming soft(er) and more flexible. Buy yourself some Tellasons's, you deserve it.

  • 5
    best jeans eva

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Nov 2017

    From garment quality to customer service, tellason is the only place worth buying jeans from. Durability is a big deal for me and tellasons are the best out there. They even include a hand-written thank-you card in all orders. Who else does that? No one, that’s who