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 Sheffield 12.5oz

    Posted by Michael on 1st May 2022

    Hands down the highest quality jeans I’ve ever owned. Not only is the product top quality, but the customer service is amazing as well. I will be a lifelong customer.

  • 4
    Great jeans... a little too wide in legs for me

    Posted by Phillip McFarland on 28th Nov 2021

    High quality materials and amazing craftsmanship. This fit is just a little too wide in the calves and thighs for me. Going to get the Elgins instead.

  • 5
    sheffield 12.5 straight tapered

    Posted by michael on 24th Jun 2021

    jeans fit great and i'm very happy with the lighter weight. i'll be buying for years to come. 2nd pair of tellason and counting...

  • 5

    Posted by Bruce Hollcroft on 23rd Jun 2021

    Great fit and quality

  • 5
    sheffield 12.5oz

    Posted by Trevor Cizikas on 19th Jun 2021

    I've been searching for these pants from the beginning. I've purchased several different brands of Japanese denim. Trying to find my perfect pair. Thanks tellason I will be investing in another pair

  • 5
    Another great pair of jeans

    Posted by Dominic on 19th Jun 2021

    Without question Tellason is the best denim company in the US.

  • 5
    Everyday Wear with Sheffield 12.5

    Posted by C. on 18th Mar 2021

    I was in a rut with selvedge jeans prior to picking up my new pair of 12.5 oz Sheffields. My desires for a straighter cut, more room in the waist and top block, all-day comfort, and solid quality have been met! I'm tall, athletic, so either jeans are too tight or I'm swimming in them. With my Sheffields I have found the perfect median: flattering but with plenty of room to move. Looking forward to fading these during the upcoming Texas summer.

  • 5

    Posted by Chris Goetz on 24th Jun 2020

    Very pleased with quality and fit. And they are Cone...

  • 5
    Sheffield 12.5 oz

    Posted by Daniel Slaunwhite on 15th Jun 2020

    Just as Tellason jeans pay tribute to The Clash, I am sure this pair of denim will make my memories for a long time. Great fit, and made to last. Last two pairs were JMG's but went with mid-rise and looser leg fit, as I am now a little older hanging with a different crowd. Love the crispness and color. Just get a pair and work 'em. Cheers.