Sheffield - Straight Tapered Selvedge Jeans - 12.5 oz.

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The Sheffield was taken from our Ankara Straight Leg fit, and tapered from the knee down by 2 inches at the leg opening. Made with our proprietary Kaihara Japanese dark blue 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 35.75" to 36.5". If you require a hem, please contact us directly after receiving your jeans.  Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA



This is an easy one to talk about, since I have been wearing this and its cousin, the Ankara, for about 8 years straight. This is a mid-rise jean with a lot of thought put into the waist and high hip area. This can be a tricky exercise to fit since the rolls of selvedge denim are only about 31" wide and creating space for you bunz can challenge even the best pattern makers out there.

In the end, these Sheffield jeans check several boxes for looser fitting jeans without tipping them towards anything considered baggy or stove pipe.

For those lads locked into slim fitting jeans- have a go at these. They may be a ways away from what you already have in your closet but after a month or so, you will grow to appreciate this fit and the timeless style it offers up, not to mention the joy of reaching down for your socks on the floor and simultaneously realizing that that butt crack draft thing is a thing of the past!


Tony Patella
Pete Searson


Body Type:
Athletic, Husky
Denim Weight:
Leg Opening:
Straight Tapered


  • 5
    Tellason Jeans

    Posted by MG on 8th Apr 2024

    No one makes better quality jeans, or has better customer service. Pete and Tony are the best. As a San Francisco native, I'm deeply appreciative.

  • 5
    Another perfect fitting Jean

    Posted by William Ard on 17th Mar 2024

    My first pair were the Ankara style. They fit me perfect. Tony informed me the Sheffield was similar but with a taper from the knee down. He was spot on. They too fit perfect. The tapered lower leg allows me to wear them, uncuffed, with canvas tenny shoes without the bottom rubbing on the ground. Nice.

  • 5
    Sheffield - Straight Tapered

    Posted by Kirk Smith on 11th Mar 2024

    These are the classic gold standard jeans in my opinion. For fit, style, and quality there's nothing better, only different i.e. Range Rover, Fender Telecaster, Rolex Submariner, Triumph Bonneville, Wilson A2000

  • 5
    Sheffield 12.5 tapered fit

    Posted by Just Ray on 8th Jan 2024

    Absolutely perfect fit for me and I have good size quads but beyond that the customer service by Pete was outstanding I had a misunderstanding on my part about delivery and emailed Telllason and Pete actually called and left a voicemail telling me what was going on/What company does that nowadays?

  • 5
    Sheffield Straight Tapered 12.5oz

    Posted by Anthony S on 30th Dec 2023

    Absolutley GREAT FIT! I was worried they may be too slim but they fit great in seat and thigh and taper just enough to fit great over shoes and boots. Love them!

  • 5
    Favorite Jeans

    Posted by Steve Olson on 30th Dec 2023

    These jeans are my favorite that I own. Straight out of the box you know you're getting exactly what you paid for. The weight is ideal, the stitching and hardware are top quality. The break in time is a little bit of a commitment, but well worth it. Best part about these? The customer service from Tellason. I'll never buy jeans from anywhere else, and I tell everyone I know about these guys.

  • 5

    Posted by Zack on 14th Jun 2023

    I have an athletic build …reasonable/ average size waist for an adult my age but I have big quads, these jeans allow for a perfect fit of a waist in conjunction with enough leg room to not look like a skinny Jean . Again I may not have a standard build but works for me ..second pair. Keep making them !

  • 5
    The tapered fit is exactly what I've been looking for!

    Posted by Andrew on 26th Dec 2022

    Great jeans with a great cut! Really liking the detail of the fabric and the indigo so far. Looking forward to putting a lot of miles on them.

  • 5
    Sheffield are made for me.

    Posted by Jake on 2nd May 2022

    The Sheffield fit me great. There is enough room in the thighs and the slight taper make them not baggy. Possibly my favorite pair of jeans to date. 12.5 oz are perfect for summer.