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


A note from Tony & Pete...

July 4, 1976

Not a big day for anyone outside the U.S. but for us, it was our 200th year of declaring our independence from jolly ol' England. We were 11 and probably should have appreciated the sacrifices and bravery that went into forming a new country but for two California kids looking for a little excitement, July 4th on any year meant getting your hands on as many fireworks and explosives as possible. There was always a kid in every neighborhood who had the chops to light the M80 and hold it for what felt like an eternity, before throwing it somewhere to go off. This explosion was less about being an independent country and more about being an independent badass, which seemed way more interesting at the time.

I suppose this leads us across the pond to July 4, 1976 in Sheffield England where there was a different show going on. This day represented the first gig for a new band put together back in London called, The Clash. The rest as they say, is history...

We pay subtle homage to the band whenever possible and naming things we make after them has always given us great pleasure.


Tony Patella
Pete Searson

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


  • 5
    Happiness is a pair of Tellason Jeans

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2017

    Recently just purchased the third pair of my Sheffields 12.5oz. After getting a good wear-in, they get relegated to work wear where they still take a beating in style.

    For me, living in a warmer climate, the weight is just right. The size is true and I love the slight taper to the leg. Even after washing (not too often, mind you), I love the colour.

    Personally, I love the hand written note of thanks thanks that comes with every order. While I know I am just one customer among many, it feels good to know that someone cares and takes pride in a simple, well crafted and timeless garment.

  • 5
    I just keep buying these

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jun 2017

    Get a pair, wear them every day, get another pair

  • 5
    Class and Quality

    Posted by Alex on 15th Jun 2017

    This is not my first and certainly not my last pair of selvage denim by Tellason. This particular model fits very nicely and provides enough room, while not looking loose. I would recommend to order a size smaller than your usual pants - my regular pants are all size 31, so I ordered this jeans in size 30 and after 5 wears they feel absolutely comfortable and elegant.

    Additionally, the customer service is outstanding. Tony and his team went above and beyond for me when I had a small issue with one of my previous pairs of Tellason jeans.

  • 5
    Great Customer Service

    Posted by Jacqueline on 6th Jan 2017

    I bought these jeans as a gift. I was unsure of the style to choose, and Tony was extremely responsive and helpful. The hemming process was also quick and easy, and my husband lives in these jeans now.

  • 5
    great everyday denim

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2016

    Perfect weight for the south! Thanks so much !

  • 5
    Crisp denim, comfortable and elegantly cut

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Feb 2016

    I appreciate the rang of fits Tellason offers, and the Sheffield in particular is a great combination of mid rise, slim top block, and moderate taper. It is a subtlely sharp cut that provides a pleasantly long profile and is, above all, very comfortable to wear.

    12.5 oz denim starts out crisper and heavier feeling than I'd anticipated, particularly compared to a 12.5 pair of Ankaras I bought a few years ago. The denim has perhaps evolved over those years. This is a good thing. I know it will soften with a couple of washes and fade gently (my preference), but for those who want strong contrast fades the crisp hand is likely going to help there to.

    Overall, Tellason's construction is solid and thoughtful as well.

    Thanks guys.

  • 5
    Great pants

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2015

    Found a great cut and fit with the help of Team Tellason. Love the pants.

  • 4
    Good fit except for manufacturing error

    Posted by John on 3rd Jul 2015

    This kind of comfortable-yet-tapered cut is rare, and this one fits well.

    The waist is 2 1/4˝ larger than the size, which is really large (and certainly a different match than Tellason’s other fits), but I actually found it to be appropriate. At first it seemed ridiculous because, although 32 seems to be my normal size raw denim size, these were so large that I could take them off with all of the buttons buttoned and without any fabric stretching. I think most raw denim wearers will size for tightness when standing; but after too many experiences of having to throw away raw denim after exercising more or otherwise gaining (only a little) weight, I decided to change my approach and size for tightness when sitting. Already, I can tell that these will fit great, even if they’ll need a belt.

    I have to deduct one star for what seems to be a manufacturing error. The leg opening is definitely larger than it's supposed to be—about 17˝, when it it should be 16.25˝. I was set to ask about it, but because the photo I was able to take only shows the flat measurement being slightly larger than 8.25˝ (held taut with both hands, it comes out to 8.5˝), and because I had already removed the tag, I decided to let it go.